A winning combination: Equal Parts Hospitality’s Jason Cassis and Jerrett Young

From the Winter 2017 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Sean Moon As any restaurateur or executive chef can attest, a successful recipe is the culmination of using superior ingredients, talent and technique, often combined in unique or inventive ways to create an end result that is far greater than the sum of […]

Hospitality c-suite strategist reveals “Internet of Things,” a key new technology in foodservice

By Merilee Kern When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, referring to a network connecting not just people but the everyday objects around them, it was a concept both fantastical and futuristic. But with a new emphasis on food safety engendered by the sweeping reforms of the FDA Food […]

Celebrity Chef Corbin launches fall menu for schools across Ontario and Atlantic Canada

The healthy and delicious menu reflects the culinary sophistication of today’s students Press release Food Network Celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeski is launching new signature menu items set to appear in schools across Ontario and Atlantic Canada this fall. The new recipes are delicious, nutritious and reflect the culinary sophistication of today’s students. Chartwells School Dining, food service provider to approximately 300 […]

Prime cost and why it matters the most

By Ryan Karolak If you’re in the restaurant world then you are well aware that margins are slim and competition is fierce. High food quality, a great staff and a strong reputation are increasingly necessary to survive as a restaurant in a big city. Of course, all of these things independently cost a lot of […]

KFC Canada poised for strong, continued growth through 2020

Franchise Management Inc. acquires El-Rancho Food Services Limited Press release KFC Canada has announced that Franchise Management Inc. (FMI), acquired Saskatchewan-based El-Rancho Food Services Limited (El-Rancho). The sale includes all of El-Rancho’s 21 KFC assets throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba and brings FMI’s total Canadian KFC restaurants to 85. FMI also operates KFC restaurants in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario. In addition to […]

Institutional foodservice: Healthcare and corrections are key targets for contractors

By Geoff Wilson In its recently released 2017 Canadian Institutional Foodservice Market Report, fsSTRATEGY estimates total gross revenues in institutional foodservice in Canada in 2016 to be $8.5 billion or 10 per cent of total Canadian foodservice industry sales. The table below summarizes the extent of contractor penetration in the primary segments of the Canadian […]

Orderscape voice technology announces full-menu ordering certification by Amazon

Press release Orderscape, Inc. is among the first voice automation software companies to crack the code on full-menu restaurant voice ordering targeting the global restaurant and hospitality sectors. “We are among the small number of technology companies worldwide to offer full-menu voice ordering solutions for restaurants,” said Ted Cohn, CTO and co-founder of Orderscape. Orderscape.com, […]

Creative science, space-driven concepts and robots: Food for thought for the future

Food scientists, beekeepers and even sanitary-minded robots are making waves in the restaurant and foodservice industry and impacting how the future of food will play out not just on Canada’s culinary stage, but on the global stage. Here’s an exciting round-up of some of the top industry disruptors and ideas transforming the restaurant and hospitality […]

Technomic launches guide for foodservice operators entering the U.S. market

New reports provide insight into U.S. foodservice market trends for international operators Press release Technomic Inc. has published a cutting-edge report designed to aid international companies with an interest in the U.S. foodservice industry. This operator-focused report is a key addition to Technomic’s existing core suite of services supporting U.S. market entry. The Entering the U.S. […]