Food is building a new home in the metaverse

What is the metaverse and how do restaurants fit into it? That’s a question the industry is likely to be pondering more and more over the coming months and years. Some experts predict that the augmented reality of the metaverse could eventually become a multibillion-dollar business with the potential to disrupt and even dominate the […]

Wendy’s is entering the breakfast game in Canada

Wendy’s is wading into the Canadian breakfast market starting next month. From May 2, breakfast at Wendy’s will be available across Canada as the brand looks to rival competitors such as Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, and A&W. The breakfast menu will feature items that spin off from the quick-service brand’s staples such as the Breakfast Baconator, […]

Quick-service restaurants are shrinking — by design

Digital is the present and the future for quick-service restaurants, and many major chains are refocusing on smaller physical footprints to increase efficiencies and maximize that potential. Tim Hortons’ U.S. restaurants are getting smaller in an attempt to make the most out of a smaller space and speed up build times, said José Cil, CEO of […]

Burger King Canada appoints new president amid shifting focus

Burger King has appointed Tom Curtis, its Chief Operating Officer, as president of its operations in the Americas. Curtis will oversee the chain’s Burger King Canada and Burger King U.S. business.  Curtis, who replaces outgoing Burger King Americas president Chris Finazzo, joined several months ago with 35 years of experience as a franchisee and ultimately […]

Food lockers may be the next big thing in foodservice

By Tom Nightingale The need to pivot and progress within foodservice has never been clearer than it is during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has already changed. Takeout, already a prominent trend, has exploded in popularity and prominence; more operators have embraced online and mobile ordering and operational technology; and the concept of virtual or ghost […]

Jack in the Box launches fast food industry’s first-ever Ribeye Burger

Press release Industry innovator Jack in the Box reveals an industry breakthrough with the introduction of fast food’s first 100 per cent Ribeye Burger. Challenging consumers’ expectations of what’s possible in QSR, Jack in the Box has continued to own unexpected flavors and ingredients to draw consumers through its doors (and drive thru). “Jack in […]

Freshii gets assertive with projected growth plans

By Jeni Marinucci It appears Canadians really love their smoothies and salads. The fresh food QSR Freshii released plans yesterday outlining their projected growth into the restaurant marketplace, noting that they expect to increase storefronts by up to 160 locations this year alone. While there is a definite trend right now towards availability of fresh, […]

Popeyes announces Western Canada expansion with new locations coming to Alberta

Press release Brand continues Canadian expansion by bringing Louisiana flavors to the West Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. will expand into Western Canada with Franchisees opening locations across Edmonton and Calgary by the end of 2017. The South meets the West as more Canadians will have access to the brand’s Louisiana-inspired fried chicken and seafood. Starting this November, the first Edmonton location will open in the Tamarack […]