As the foodservice industry sees a gradual increase in traffic and sales, what does the road to recovery look like? It’s been a tough few years, with rising food costs, labour shortages, and new work-from-home patterns impacting restaurants’ return to pre-pandemic standards. In a recent webinar, Chris Elliott, senior economist at Restaurants Canada, took a […]
As labour shortages and inflation continue to rise, is the foodservice industry bouncing back? Full patios, large takeout lines, and long reservation lists seem to indicate that we are back to business as usual, but the numbers tell a slightly different story. In a recent webinar, Chris Elliott, senior economist at Restaurants Canada, took a […]
A new government report shows the devastating effect that COVID-19 has had on the food and beverage and hospitality industries in 2020.
Quick-service and full-service restaurants saw an expected decline in revenue and traffic, according to preliminary numbers from Ipsos.
On June 12, outdoor dine-in service at Ontario restaurants and bars in regions that have moved into Stage 2 of the province’s relaunching will reopen.
Market researcher Ipsos predicts the foodservice industry will contract by 26 per cent at best during the remainder of 2020.
By Asad Amin One of the biggest casualties of time-crunched contemporary life is breakfast, which has become one of the most-skipped meals in Canada. However, for the savvy foodservice operator, the first meal of the day offers fresh opportunities Modern-Day Breakfast “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” […]
Press Release Nor-Lake®, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, has named Jeff Lehmann as regional sales manager, effective Dec. 2, 2019, reporting directly to Keith Funke, vice-president of sales for Nor-Lake. Managing the Northeastern region of North America, Lehmann will also be responsible for managing three manufacturer representative groups on behalf […]
Press Release Delivery, technology and health trends are changing the foodservice landscape and younger generations are leading this charge. Technomic’s 2019 College & University Consumer Trend Report explores this segment in depth, providing actionable recommendations for operators and suppliers to get ahead of the challenges and competition. “Students have high expectations from their foodservice experiences […]
Rents are rising, labour is more expensive and the cost of food continues to grow. Canada’s next wave of food halls may be the answer. By Gregory Furgala There’s no singular concept for a food hall. It’s a broadly interpreted term inclusive of countless norms and concepts. Some have full service restaurants in them, while […]