Concept Watch: The Burger’s Priest, Chachi’s, Sushi Taxi

By Katie Belflower Restobiz and Technomic’s Concept Watch this month features The Burger’s Priest, Chachi’s, and Sushi Taxi as three of Canada’s innovative restaurants. Creating a unique restaurant concept is essential to getting ahead in today’s competitive foodservice industry, and these three restaurants have adopted menus designed to get attention and stand out. The Burger’s […]

Trend watch: Dandelion, salsa macha, charcoal

By Katie Belflower In our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we are focusing on three current top menu trends across Canada, showcasing some of the restaurants that are creatively and successfully adding these items, flavours, or ingredients to their menus. This edition focuses on dandelion, salsa macha, and charcoal. Dandelion Dandelions are hardy […]

Concepts to Watch: Bar One, Crepe Delicious, Burrito Boyz

By Katie Belflower In this month’s edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic have teamed up again to highlight three standout restaurant concepts featured in foodservice right now. This month, we focus on Bar One, Crepe Delicious, and Burrito Boys, as we explore how they stand out from the crowd in Canadian foodservice.  Bar One […]

Trend Watch: Mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, aji panca

By Katie Belflower In the first edition of RestoBiz and Technomic’s Trend Watch for 2024, we take a look at some of the top trending dishes and ingredients, spotlighting some of the restaurants featuring them on their menus. This edition focuses on mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, and aji panca. Mushroom toast Trending at independent restaurants […]

Concepts to Watch: Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar

By Katie Belflower In the final 2023 edition of Concept Watch from RestoBiz and Technomic, we spotlight three unique restaurant concepts in Canadian foodservice, highlighting what makes them stand out from the crowd. This month, the focus is on Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar.   Mont Tacos Mont Taco Image […]

Trend Watch: Juniper, pineapple weed, chayote

By Katie Belflower We’re well into fall now, and Canadian operators are looking to add trending items to their seasonal offerings. RestoBiz and Technomic’s latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on juniper, pineapple weed, chayote and some of the restaurants that are featuring them on their menus. Juniper Juniper is a shrub bearing edible berries […]

Concepts to Watch: Stacked, Bergham, Tap & Barrel

By Katie Belflower Restaurant branding is vital to stand out and attract attention for your business. Every month, in Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are demonstrating this across the country. In this edition, we are highlighting Stacked, Bergham, and Tap & Barrel.   Stacked Pancake House Chocolate Banana Pancakes Image Source: […]

Concepts to Watch: Wings Up!, Kuto Comptoir a Tartares, Tahini’s

By Katie Belflower In the crowded foodservice world, standing out from the competition is vital. A key element in attracting and retaining customers is nailing down your restaurant concept and creating a menu that reflects your brand. In each edition of Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are showing innovation and inspiration […]

Cocktails are raising the bar with texture, function, and nature

By Katie Belflower How are cocktails faring, as inflation continues, and what trends are hitting menus this year? Although alcoholic beverage item counts are still not back to pre-pandemic levels, with an 8.3 per cent decline on menus since Q1 of 2020, mentions are up 5.2 per cent on menus in the past year, revealing […]

Trend Watch: Green strawberries, chrysanthemums, and aloe beverages

By Katie Belflower This month’s edition of Trend Watch with Technomic takes a look at some of the unique menu trends being featured across Canada. We are highlighting green strawberries, chrysanthemums, and aloe beverages, and including some of the restaurants that are successfully showcasing these items on their menus. Green strawberries Trending at independent restaurants […]