Making alternative dishes a menu must-have

Are you seeing sales with the plant-based or alternative dishes on your menu? With dietary preferences growing and diners becoming savvier, operators need to prioritize the customer experience, along with menu clarity and accuracy, and their marketing goals, as they engineer menus that appeal to guests and raise revenues. Whether you are accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian, […]

Why gluten-free options should be on your menu

By Dawn Castell Do you offer gluten-free options on your menu? With consumer dietary needs ever-increasing, it’s important that your menu reflects your customers’ needs. Gluten intolerances are one thing you may want to consider when creating and engineering your menu. What is gluten intolerance? Gluten is a type of protein found in certain grains, […]

Pizza Pizza brings cauliflower-based pizza crust to its menu

Press Release Canadians are going to be able to “Cauli” Pizza Pizza for a new, delicious crust alternative. As of July 16, Pizza Pizza’s latest innovation — Cauliflower Crust Pizza — is available at restaurants across the country. “Pizza Pizza has always been a consistent innovator and we know consumers are on the hunt for trend-worthy […]

Hype Food Co., Leslieville, Toronto’s newest QSR, is redefining fast casual dining

Press Release Hype Food Co., opening Saturday, May 19, at 1060 Gerrard Street East, near Jones Avenue, will serve a menu free of gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, fish, soy and sesame. This fast-casual eatery will serve a menu of bowls and baked goods. Going out to eat with friends or family can pose a […]

Unique ingredients give pasta a healthy makeover

By Sean Moon Long the go-to meal for doting Italian grandmothers, spaghetti-loving kids and comfort-food aficionados, pasta has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Today, the use of pasta in Canadian restaurants is less influenced by Nonna and more by such modern factors as clean-eating, plant-based or gluten-free diets and a world of unique […]

Subway Canada rolls out gluten-free bread

Subway is the first national quick service restaurant to carry gluten-free bread across Canada Press release Looking to meet the evolving dietary needs and preferences of Canadians, Subway now offers a gluten-free bread option in its restaurants across Canada, for a limited time. Subway is the first restaurant in the quick service category to carry gluten-free bread […]

IFT 2017 Report: Ingredients for cutting edge menus

Top trends straight from the world’s largest food science expo By Rob Bianchin From innovative fermented foods to algae and ancient grains, this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo showcased the latest and greatest from around the globe. Here are the top emerging trends for the foodservice and restaurant industry: Algae as a […]

New gluten-free standards for the foodservice, hospitality sector available

Press release The Canadian Celiac Association, Fondation québécoise de la maladie coeliaque, and Gluten-Free Food Program Inc. have joined forces to create and promote the new industry standard for the celiac community. The Gluten-Free Food Program Inc. (GFFPI) is pleased to announce the launch of its GF-Smart, GF-Verified and GF-Dedicated programs for the food service and hospitality industry. […]