Hopscotch’s third Toronto location now open on Queen Street

The health-conscious concept donates all opening proceeds to Toronto Foundation for Student Success Press release The Ontario-based health food concept, Hopscotch, has officially opened their newest location at 224 Queen Street West in Toronto. The fast casual restaurant, known for their affordable, chef-inspired menu boasting fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, donated all opening proceeds to Toronto […]

Ontario’s Hopscotch Restaurant Group hires Ward McKay as new chief operating officer

The industry veteran brings 30 years of restaurant franchising experience to the position Press release Hopscotch, the popular health-conscious, fast-casual concept based out of Ontario, has hired Ward McKay to lead and grow the concept’s franchising efforts as Chief Operating Officer. The franchise industry veteran and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ brings a diverse collection of skills to […]

Q&A: Wyatt and Aiden Booth, founders, Hopscotch

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk Hopscotch, an Ontario-based, healthy fast casual concept, is expanding. The company, which currently has two storefronts in Ontario and three opening soon, recently signed two multi-unit franchise deals for the Toronto and Edmonton markets. The company will open three franchise locations in Toronto over the next four years, and will introduce the […]

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 […]