Starbucks opens Canada’s second express store in Montreal’s Central Station

Store provides streamlined service designed with the commuter top of mind Press release The second Starbucks express store format in Canada opens October 6 in Montreal’s Central Station. The inter-city rail station is the second-busiest station in Canada and welcomes over 30 million people every year, most of whom are local commuters looking to save time and get to their next destination quickly. Current Montreal stores […]

Tim Hortons is giving away a million coffees for National Coffee Day

Download the Tim Hortons mobile app for a free cup of coffee with a transaction, at participating locations Press release Wake up and celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29 with a cup of Tim Hortons coffee. From September 29 to October 8, participating Tim Hortons restaurants will be giving away up to a million free Original Blend, Dark Roast, […]

QSRs pave the way for breakfast dining trends

By Geoff Wilson Breakfast has become a significant daypart in Canada’s foodservice industry. However, the recent growth of breakfast in Canadian foodservice has manifested itself more so in quick-service restaurants (“QSR”) rather than full-service restaurants (“FSR”). FSR breakfast traffic and all dollars as a percentage of total foodservice remained relatively flat from 2012 to 2016. […]

Cafes finding growth amid heightened competition

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding consumers’ shifting behaviour and attitudes toward bakery and coffee cafes Press release Canadian cafes are finding growth by capitalizing on consumers’ love for coffee and other specialty beverages, according to Technomic’s new 2017 Canadian Bakery & Coffee Cafe Consumer Trend Report. However, cafes are […]

Calgary’s Analog Coffee goes off-street and expands reach

Press release Calgary’s own coffee obsessed Analog Coffee will launch its official dedicated website and e-commerce offering on March 22, 2017.  Analog is part of the Fratello Group; who have been roasting coffee in Calgary since 1985, and owned by local brothers Chris and Russ Prefontaine. Analog Coffee is well known on the local scene, focusing on single estate, direct […]

Tim Hortons launches darker, richer Dark Roast

Press release Guest feedback inspires Tims to deliver a darker, richer Dark Roast Coffee Tim Hortons has announced the introduction of a darker, richer Dark Roast coffee, now available in restaurants across Canada, inspired by guest feedback. Launched in 2014, Dark Roast was the first introduction of a new blend to Tim Hortons in over 50 years. “Our […]

Tim Hortons’ iconic Canadian contest, RRRoll Up the Rim to Win, is back

Press release As part of the national celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Tim Hortons is making the country’s favourite contest, RRRoll Up the Rim to Win, bigger than ever. By simply rolling up the rim on cups of Canada’s favourite coffee or other hot beverages, Guests will have the chance to win one of more than 49 […]

Toronto, welcome to your friendly neighbourhood Good Earth Coffeehouse

Press release Rapidly expanding coffee franchise kicks off 2017 with the opening of its 46th café Good Earth Coffeehouse (Good Earth) has officially expanded into Eastern Canada with the opening of a new location in Toronto. The first Toronto coffeehouse can be found in the Garden District neighbourhood at Jarvis and Dundas Street East. The […]

McCafé takes flight with WestJet

Press release Guests to enjoy McCafé Premium Roast Coffee on board more than 650 daily flights WestJet has announced it has partnered with McDonald’s® Canada in a move that will see the restaurant’s McCafé Premium Roast coffee available on board WestJet aircraft. The first flight, taking place on November 21, 2016, from Toronto to Calgary, represents a global-first for McDonald’s and […]