Cheers to the drinks of the future

From wearable tech to robot baristas, technological innovation is stirring things up in the beverages sector By Mike Kostyo New technologies have a way of seeming futuristic, even ridiculous, one day and indispensable the next. Looking back to just a decade ago, it’s hard to believe we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or gotten […]

How restaurant operators are pivoting due to COVID-19

By Renee Lee Wege and Dave Jenkins, courtesy of Datassential There’s no sugarcoating it: The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, in countless ways, both from a business standpoint as well as personally. From social distancing to stricter shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, everything that was once normal – happy hours, having a nice […]

Going Global: Why restaurateurs should make the unfamiliar familiar

By Sherry Tseng Leftovers for dinner, again? It doesn’t always have to be that way. There’s no question that dinner is an important daypart — it’s the second most-offered daypart among foodservice operators, according to Datassential’s Pulse 2018: Market Overview, and more than 90 per cent of restaurants offer dinner service. With today’s up-and-coming generations more […]

Small Dishes, Big Flavours: The daypart trends to look out for

By Sherry Tseng Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but don’t be so quick to dismiss the impact of lunch and dinner. While the breakfast daypart is gaining ground, lunch and dinner still dominate the majority share of restaurant traffic, with lunch being the largest revenue driver for the foodservice […]

What’s trending during the bustling lunch daypart?

By Renee Lee Canada’s restaurant industry brings in $80 billion in sales every year, according to recent data. Changes in consumer behaviors, such as moving away from eating three square meals a day (Nestle Canada’s “Evolution of Eating in Canada” symposium revealed that many Canadians are grazing throughout the day and focusing on snacking) or […]