Sweet summer flavours are already arriving on menus

Even though spring has just arrived, many restaurants are already looking ahead to summer with seasonal items and LTOs on the menu. From desserts to beverages, many QSRs are adding to their rosters to keep guests excited to try new items and keep cool as temperatures continue to heat up. McDonald’s is caffeinating customers more […]

Gardein adds flexibility, taste, and profitability to restaurant menus

Today’s diners are looking for diversity, versatility, and craveability from restaurant menus. Plant-based consumption has grown 148 per cent since 2019*, and with the of vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian consumers, restaurants need to deliver on those expectations with plant-based meals on the menu. Studies show that 98 per cent of consumers who buy plant-based proteins […]

Cheers to this year’s top beverage trends

Spring has officially arrived, so let’s celebrate with this year’s top beverage trends! While some of the popular choices from last year continue to dominate diner demand, 2024 offers a few new directions for restaurateurs looking to broaden their beverage menus to get creative and build a buzz. Alcoholic beverages make up about 21 per […]

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 […]

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? […]

2023’s trends help operators craft 2024 menus

Taking a look at menu trends can help restaurateurs plan for this year, address diner demand, and craft menus that maximize profitability. Technomic’s recent report takes a look at the last quarter of 2023 to give some insight into what’s trending on menus year-over-year. Menu item counts have continued to increase in every mealpart, even […]

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 […]

Embrace spring at your restaurant

As winter winds down, it’s time to start planning what spring looks like at your restaurant. With more hours of daylight, warmer weather, and more local, seasonal ingredients available, entice guests to visit to get the most out of spring. Spring cleaning Since the pandemic, studies show that 95 per cent of consumers want as […]

Spring items are arriving on LTO menus

Spring has almost sprung and some QSRs are getting a jump on launching their newest menus to celebrate the season’s arrival early. LTOs are a reliable way for restaurants to generate traffic and interest while experimenting with new flavours and dishes. Studies show that 91 per cent of people are more inclined to visit a […]

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 […]