Driving lunch sales: A four-step plan to greater profitability

By David Scott Peters Building lunch sales is key to greater profitability in restaurants. This is because most of the costs associated with preparing for the dinner rush happen during the daytime. Think about it: You are paying rent and utilities whether you are generating sales during the day or not. There are labor costs […]

How to Make the Most of Live Music in Your Restaurant

Live music can be an effective way to attract customers to your restaurant and encourage them to spend more money on food and drinks. Music and food share an intimate connection: they conjure emotional responses that give your restaurant more personality and create memories for your customers. Bringing these two elements together is also a […]

OpenTable announces 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016

Press release Restaurants from coast-to-coast make inaugural list of Canada’s greatest gastronomic destinations As executive chefs and restaurateurs across the country draw on autumn for inspiration during a new season of dining, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, revealed the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016. The list reflects […]

The changing landscape for foodservice in Canada

By Mark Dempsey When was the last time you visited a quick-service chain, a sit-down restaurant, or a supermarket? Depending on your answer, it may or may not come as a surprise to you that total traffic to the Canadian commercial foodservice marketplace was flat this last year versus the year before. While traffic is […]