The long view: How COVID-19 is reshaping the Canadian foodservice industry

By Sara Burnside Menuck Amid sweeping new measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the foodservice industry is seeing unprecedented impacts. From Canadians being recommended to self-isolate, avoiding public spaces and gatherings of more than 50, and restaurants and bars being ordered to close dining rooms, offering delivery, takeout and drive-thru only, it’s […]

A rear-view reflection on foodservice trends for 2020

By Matt Rolfe For many foodservice operators and owners, 2019 brought more challenge and change to their options than ever before. A simple Google search about the health of our industry yields dozens of articles referencing the restaurant apocalypse. In times of extreme flux, some operators and leaders adapt and change, while others do their […]

Canadians becoming more knowledgeable about wine: Wine Intelligence report

Press Release Canadians are becoming more knowledgeable about wine and more careful about alcohol consumption, according to the latest Wine Intelligence market report. The wine knowledge index (0-100) is calculated based on consumer-reported awareness of wine-producing countries, wine-growing regions and wine brands for all regular wine drinkers in Canada as well as segmented into English-speaking […]

Burgers rising in price faster than other menu items: Technomic

Press Release Burgers are often thought of as being more affordable than other menu items, but as prices continue to rise at a faster rate than the average entree, this view may start shifting. Notably, these price increases are true across a variety of burger types, including bacon cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and specialty burgers. Technomic’s […]

Who Wants Breakfast? Profiling the breakfast consumer

From the summer 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Laura McGuire Shifts in consumers’ breakfast habits often present a challenge for operators trying to grow morning sales. But understanding current consumer eating and purchasing patterns at breakfast can help restaurants better connect with guests. Let’s take a deep dive into today’s Canadian […]