How restaurant operators can keep up with changing dining habits

By Mo Chaar In today’s economy, Canadians are cutting back on extraneous spending wherever they can to cope with a higher cost of living, and less than 30% of Canadians are satisfied with their recent restaurant experiences. A new consumer survey of Canadians’ dining attitudes and motivations revealed that a whopping 82 per cent of […]

Canadians are making reservations further in advance amid higher indoor dining demand

The restaurant industry has seen so many changes over the last few years and is in recovery mode, but even with the continuing surge in delivery and takeout, more Canadians are making reservations and visiting restaurants now than ever. In fact, the rebound in indoor dining has been so strong that Canada and the US […]

Dining restrictions changing in numerous provinces

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven time and time again that dining restrictions are subject to repeated and varied change. Two weeks before Easter weekend, the situation has shifted again in several provinces. Ontario Ontario has announced it will now allow outdoor dining in grey-lockdown zones including Toronto and Peel Region, modifying some of its COVID-19 restrictions. While […]

Food allergies: New survey shines spotlight on shared responsibility

By Food Allergy Canada Food allergy is one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. As a very small amount of a food allergen, when ingested, can cause a serious allergic reaction, avoidance is key to staying safe. Currently, there is no cure for food allergy. With more than 2.5 million Canadians impacted […]

YP Dine introduces partnership with Winterlicious and Summerlicious as new presenting sponsor

Press release YP Dine teams up with Toronto’s favourite culinary celebration for three-year sponsorship YP Dine, a Yellow Pages (TSX: Y) digital marketing solution and accompanying mobile application dedicated to the restaurant and dining sector, is the new presenting sponsor of the Winterlicious and Summerlicious festivals. From Jan. 27 to Feb. 9, 2017, the YP Dine app will […]

OpenTable helps Canadians take a seat at the global dining table

Press release Enabled by OpenTable, local language bookings at more than 38,000 restaurants around the world open up a truly global dining network for Canadians to explore OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking platform, has announced new functionality that will enable diners to search, discover and make reservations at restaurants across the globe in […]

Family-style dining: Bringing people and food together

By Liana Robberecht In the world of restaurants, the return of family-style dining shows that food is no exception to the adage that everything old becomes new again. With the hustle and bustle of our multi-tasking, information over-loaded, everything-on-our-phones lives, people are rediscovering the importance of taking a moment to reconnect with family and friends. […]

OpenTable announces 100 best outdoor dining restaurants in Canada for 2016

Press release Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary boast most honourees on list, just in time for summer travel season With the Victoria Day long weekend in the books, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is welcoming the summer season by unveiling the 100 Best Outdoor […]

OpenTable app redesign helps travellers and locals discover new dining experiences

Press release New discovery-focused app surfaces great dining experiences, including access to options such as “Special Features” OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the launch of its redesigned OpenTable iOS app, enabling diners to more easily discover and book great dining experiences, […]

Making the case for family engagement in restaurants

By Jasmine Kafka The family segment comprises roughly 50 per cent of restaurant revenues in casual dining, with an average cheque 83 per cent higher than couples or seniors (based on The NPD Group CREST Study, 2010). Leading industry consultants forecast that family dining visits will increase this year, as the economy improves and restaurants […]