Level up your menu with innovative condiments

In order to offer bold flavours, many operators are giving classic condiments and sauces a makeover for a trendy take on menu additions. This approach allows restaurants to incorporate a broader range of ingredients, offer something fresh and new on the menu, and stand out from the competition. Mayonnaise-based condiments are having a moment on […]

Is breakfast making a comeback?

Restaurants have typically relied on commuters for breakfast sales, however, with fewer people going into the office, this daypart has seen a significant drop in recent years. But with remote job listings down over 20 per cent over the last six months, will sales start to come back as more people head to the office? […]

How restaurants are standing out from the crowd in 2024

As operators vie for consumer dollars, many restaurants are striving to set themselves apart with an improved guest experience and better value. Today’s crowded marketplace calls for restaurateurs to find ways to capture attention and attract guests to continue to compete and grow their revenues. Upping the value Many QSRs are choosing to focus on […]

Creating a sensational summer menu

If you’re looking for a way to excite returning guests, capture the attention of new visitors, and keep costs down, a seasonal menu might just do the trick. As we head into summer, and fresh flavours and ingredients become available, there’s an opportunity to brighten up your menu and tighten your margins. Treat your summer […]

Sweet-talk your customers with delicious holiday drinks

‘Tis the season for holiday drinks and LTOs. If your restaurant is looking for a way to boost guest cheques and stand out from the crowd, you can hit that sweet spot with a new roster of hot and cold beverages. The specialty coffee industry alone brings in more than $12 billion in annual sales […]

Sweet and savoury seasonal flavours are trending on restaurant menus

The holidays are right around the corner and many restaurants are already getting into the spirit with LTOs featuring their favourite seasonal flavours. This trend seems to be arriving earlier each year, with large chains kicking off the season as early as October. With 54 per cent of operators saying that LTOs are a central […]

Using social media to optimize your LTO sales

If you own or manage a restaurant, you’ve probably developed a marketing strategy around limited-time offers (LTOs), but are you using social media as part of that strategy? Social media can help you reach a large audience quickly and cheaply, using your LTOs to help drive traffic, create a sense of urgency, and up your […]

Pumpkin spice season is leading the early charge into fall

It used to be that pumpkin spice and fall-related flavours arrived on the shelves just before Thanksgiving, but these days, retailers have been capitalizing on these seasonal offerings since as early as mid-August. As 54 per cent of operators said that limited-time offers (LTOs) are a central part of their business, they plan to release […]

KFC’s iconic Double Down returns to Canada with a brand-new twist

KFC Canada presents the Waffle Double Down Press release Canadians have been craving its return. It’s about time we gave them what they wanted. On March 26, KFC Canada is bringing back the international phenomenon, the Double Down – the bun-less, all-chicken sandwich. But this time with a brand-new twist: a waffle! That’s right, the Waffle […]

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 […]