Restaurants in real-time: today’s foodservice industry and where we’re headed

By Jessica Brill As the foodservice industry progresses on the road to recovery, the post-pandemic landscape continues to challenge a great number of restaurateurs. Inflation, staffing shortages, and government policies threaten the livelihoods of so many hospitality businesses, as many operators work to get back on their feet. Prior to the pandemic, the average monthly […]

Tyler Schwarz appointed managing director of RATIONAL Canada

RATIONAL AG proudly announces the appointment of Tyler Schwarz as managing director of RATIONAL Canada. Schwarz, who served as Regional Sales Manager and later Senior Sales Director for RATIONAL Canada over the past nine years, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. “Tyler Schwarz has been instrumental in driving our company’s […]

Thriving in an oversaturated restaurant industry

By Jacob Mancini In the vast mosaic of Canada’s culinary scene, a rich palette of flavours, cultures, and restaurants merge to tantalize taste buds and ignite culinary business passions. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Yet, beneath the surface lies a pressing issue: we are oversaturated with restaurants. Subsequently, Canada finds itself at a crossroads – on […]

Restaurants Canada unveils bar and beverage lineup for RC Show 2024

Canada’s Leading hospitality and foodservice expo announces amazing beverage offerings featuring renowned industry leaders, thrilling competitions, a unique Pop Up Experience, immersive workshops, events and much more. Bringing together creative solutions and techniques from global bar experts as part of this year’s LEVEL UP theme, RC Show 2024, Canada’s leading hospitality and foodservice expo is […]

Adjusting your path and your passion in hospitality

By Jamie Burke The restaurant industry can be all-consuming, and while many spend their lives within hospitality, adjusting your path to continue to fulfil that passion is a real and attainable goal.  “Si t’arrête de suivre ta passion, tu perdras ton âme” “If you stop following your passion, you will lose your soul” Mark Marin, […]

Strathroy’s The Duke on Sydenham celebrates 15 years of success

The Duke on Sydenham first opened its doors in 2008 in Strathroy, with about 100 seats and a modest staff. But in their first three years, their reputation grew – along with their clientele – and they moved to their current home in Shops in Sydenham. “We really put our blood, sweat, and tears into […]

Ignite Group continues to grow with an innovative approach to foodservice

Often when we think about innovation in the foodservice industry, we imagine kitchen technology, mobile ordering, or robotics, but innovation doesn’t always mean high-tech. Ignite Group has cornered the market on growth with a unique, innovative approach to diversifying their business. In 2015, the company opened The Rich Uncle Tavern (formerly called the Berlin), beginning […]

Ontario Beef’s Carve program helps restaurants spotlight local producers

As the foodservice industry strives to recover from the effects of the last few years, with inflation and supply chain delays persisting, operators are looking to build a connection with their customers. Food is all about heart, and it’s the storytelling that resonates with Ontario diners. They trust local farmers, and they want to support companies […]

Loyalty has its rewards: Greenbridge Foodservice helps move the industry forward

These days, competition in the foodservice industry is fierce. With so many businesses still struggling to recover, operators need to make the most of every opportunity to get ahead and stand out. It’s companies like Greenbridge Foodservice that are helping to find ways to add value and provide the tools that businesses need to compete […]

The current state of the foodservice industry

As the foodservice industry continues to recover through elevated food prices and ongoing labour challenges, what does it look like in today’s economic landscape? Givex’s annual survey provides insight into diner preferences and industry trends. While inflation and a possible recession have motivated many Canadians to cut back on discretionary spending, the study found that […]