Small Dishes, Big Flavours: The daypart trends to look out for

By Sherry Tseng Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but don’t be so quick to dismiss the impact of lunch and dinner. While the breakfast daypart is gaining ground, lunch and dinner still dominate the majority share of restaurant traffic, with lunch being the largest revenue driver for the foodservice […]

Driving lunch sales: A four-step plan to greater profitability

By David Scott Peters Building lunch sales is key to greater profitability in restaurants. This is because most of the costs associated with preparing for the dinner rush happen during the daytime. Think about it: You are paying rent and utilities whether you are generating sales during the day or not. There are labor costs […]

Convenience and culture combine to create the modern lunch daypart

By Robert Carter Is it lunch time yet? A common question echoed across the globe by billions of hungry people as the middle of their day nears. And for most of these hungry people, lunch represents the second meal of the day. In Canada, by the time lunch hour comes around, most of us will […]

What’s trending during the bustling lunch daypart?

By Renee Lee Canada’s restaurant industry brings in $80 billion in sales every year, according to recent data. Changes in consumer behaviors, such as moving away from eating three square meals a day (Nestle Canada’s “Evolution of Eating in Canada” symposium revealed that many Canadians are grazing throughout the day and focusing on snacking) or […]

Cora’s to hold its sixth National Pancake Day!

Press release On Tuesday, February 28, for every pancake and crêpe plates sold, the Cora Foundation will donate $1 to Breakfast Club of Canada! On Tuesday, February 28, Cora Breakfast and Lunch, Canada’s breakfast leader, will be proud to celebrate its sixth National Pancake Day! On this day, every customer that visits our restaurants across Canada […]

Lunch and growth opportunities in the foodservice industry

By Tyler Baks The Canadian commercial foodservice industry has experienced many changes over the past 10 years. Today’s successful restaurant chains have had to adapt to changing consumer behaviour, enhanced menu offerings, technology influences and shifting preference on the time of day consumers are visiting restaurants. Most consumers consider restaurants as a dinner destination as […]

SUBWAY restaurants provides update on menu transformation and new Canadian sourcing initiatives

Press release Sandwich chain on its way to removing artificial colours, flavours and preservatives from the menu by 2017 SUBWAY restaurants made a bold commitment to remove all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives by 2017. To date, SUBWAY Canada has removed artificial colours, flavours and preservatives from 28 menu items, adding turkey, chicken and roast beef to its growing […]

LunchBoxPass, a new lunch service, launches in Calgary

Press release Score lunch every weekday for $139 a month with the LunchBoxPass app Eating out for lunch is a fast way of building up the week’s expenditures, but LunchBoxPass, a new Calgary based start-up is looking to change that. The new lunch start-up offers a $139 monthly membership that lets its members get lunch […]