Bold flavours and healthy ingredients add a creative touch to sauces and bases

From adding their own unique ingredients to jazz up a standard sauce base to answering the call for healthy, ethnically influenced recipes, Canadian chefs have a growing number of options for topping their creations with delicious sauces. Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News spoke to chefs and industry suppliers to get their take on the latest […]

For ethnic variety or better-for-you choices, finger foods fit the bill

By Laura McGuire There’s something that makes finger foods hard to resist. Perhaps it is the breaking from the formality of utensils, or maybe it is the often-indulgent positioning associated with these offerings. It could also be that finger foods come in such varied shapes and sizes—ranging from poppable snack bites to more substantial handhelds. […]

Hopscotch announces sale of multi-unit franchise deal in Edmonton

The popular health-conscious concept gears up for expansion in major U.S. and Canadian markets Press release Hopscotch, the popular Ontario-based, health-conscious fast-casual concept, built on a commitment to better food, better communities, and a better planet, has announced the sale of a four-unit franchise for the Edmonton, Alberta market. Founded by brothers Wyatt and Aiden […]

Wendy’s introduces new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad

The healthy, convenient solution for Canadians looking to simplify their summer Press release Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadians say they’re looking for shortcuts to make their lives easier during the summer months, according to a recent survey commissioned by Wendy’s Canada. Wendy’s has the perfect solution with their craveable summer salads that use fresh, […]

Mad Radish promises food that tastes as great as it makes you feel

DAVIDsTEA founder launches new brand of salad shops; first location opens in Ottawa on July 14 Press release Can a meal taste as good as it makes you feel? That’s the challenge that has been dogging DAVIDsTEA founder David Segal for years. Constantly on-the-go, David found it next-to-impossible to find healthy dining options that inspired his palate. And […]

Matcha set to drive growth in healthy hot beverages

By Frank Weber The beverage industry has changed dramatically since we rang in the new millennium. New innovations have captured greater market share as consumer preferences continue to evolve. Products on target with these trends will see a healthy growth through the coming years. Juicing it up Mainstream juice in general has seen a decline […]

Are restaurants missing the mark with kids’ meals?

By Jeni Marinucci It wasn’t long ago that traditional kids’ meals were adult meals – just smaller. But with dining out becoming an ever-growing part of our culture, for reasons including easing time constraints on busy families, many parents still face challenges finding healthy meals kids will actually eat. Is the scourge of the “dinosaur-shaped chicken […]

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, […]

Your guide to healthy grains

By Sue Mah The other night, I was out for dinner with my husband at a neighbourhood restaurant. The waitress was describing the daily feature – a grilled salmon with lemon caper aioli, served over a bed of citrus quinoa salad with a side of seasonal local veggies. “You had me at quinoa,” I exclaimed, […]