Concept Watch: Farrow, Streats, BlackBall

By Katie Belflower In the latest edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic highlight three standout restaurant concepts on show in Canadian foodservice. This month, the focus is on Farrow, Streats, and BlackBall and how their restaurants are broadening the horizons of Canadian foodservice. Farrow Facebook: 3,654 likes | Instagram: 28,400 followers | Twitter: 2,894 followers Locations: […]

Concept Watch: Chinese comfort food, classic Americana and gourmet donuts

By Sophie Mir Why be a jack-of-all-trades when you might end up a master of none? The three featured franchises in this edition of Concept Watch are all masters of their particular craft, bringing form and focus to handmade noodles, house-ground burgers and fresh-made donuts. They also just so happen to trafficking in trending menu […]

Concept Watch: iHalo Krunch, Glory Juice Co. and Bro’Kin Yolk

By Sophie Mir In this edition of Concept Watch, we look at three very different operations that nevertheless share a penchant for striking branding and a commitment to serving an accessible, quality product. Loading charcoal-laced cones with brightly-hued soft serve, Toronto-based iHalo Krunch is tailor-made for social media consumption, while  Vancouver’s Glory Juice Co.’s shops look like […]

Concept Watch: The Green Moustache, Vivo Ristorante and Planta

By Sophie Mir In this edition of Concept Watch, we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners, including a health-focused cafe, an old-school Italian restaurant and a cutting-edge restaurant serving only plant-based fare. Below, we sketch out the characteristics and menu options that have earned these operations their success and acclaim. […]

Concept Watch: Lovepizza, Union Chicken and Holy Grill

By Sophie Mir In this edition of Concept Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are making an impact on Canadian diners, including a pair of fast-casuals from Alberta and a new-ish Ontario chicken joint. Below, we look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique. Lovepizza The Numbers Locations: 2 (Edmonton and St. Albert) […]