Concepts to Watch: Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, Press’d Sandwich Shop

By: Katie Belflower Making a name for yourself means offering your customers something that is unique to your restaurant. In the most recent edition of Concepts to Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three unique restaurant concepts that stand out in the Canadian foodservice industry. This month, Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, and Press’d Sandwich […]

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 […]

Restaurants think pink and beyond for 2023 menus

As the holiday season starts to ramp up and the end of 2022 draws nearer, what can restaurants expect to see trending in 2023? From flavours to colours, next year’s menus are expected to focus on comfort foods, fermenting, and all things pink.  According to Technomic, we can look forward to several new food trends […]

Canadian consumers have a taste for sweet treats

As consumer habits continue to shift and off-premise dining remains a popular option, desserts and sweet treats are making their way onto more and more takeout orders. According to the 2022 Online Ordering Trends report from Restaurants Canada, this is an ongoing trend, with baked goods taking top spot in the delivery and pickup category […]

Trend Watch: Miso cocktails, huitlacoche, prickly ash

By Katie Belflower Our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends on the rise across Canada right now and looks at how restaurants are successfully adding them to their menus. Miso cocktails Operators are featuring miso (the salty fermented soybean paste) in cocktails, alongside citrus fruits or other acidic elements, including […]

How restaurant hacks and secret menus could affect your bottom line

Restaurant hacks and secret menus are all the rage on TikTok, with guests posting their favourite ways to customize popular items, sometimes creating a whole new dish or experience. While this may be fun for guests, it’s not always ideal for your staff or your business. How could this trend affect your restaurant’s bottom line? […]

Restaurant menus reflect consumer demand for more protein and protein-alternatives

If protein is getting more real estate on your menu, you’re right on-trend. From premium to plant-based, consumer demand for protein is high, as rising costs and labour shortages have restaurateurs adjusting their menus. Technomic’s recent report takes a closer at customer preferences and which proteins are topping the charts. In the health food category, […]

Concepts to Watch: Michel’s, Angry Dragonz, Bubble World

By: Katie Belflower Attracting attention for your restaurant is crucial in offering something unique to your customers. In the latest edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three key restaurant concepts from Canadian foodservice. This month, we are highlighting Michel’s Bakery Cafe, Angry Dragonz, and Bubble World and showcasing how these restaurants are […]

How restaurants are adjusting their menus to stay viable

Confronted with labour shortages, inflation, supply-chain stretches, and other operational challenges, restaurants are having to find a variety of ways to adjust their business model to stay attractive to consumers and stay viable within a competitive industry. Many of those changes have come on menus. Toast’s first Voice of the Restaurant Industry survey found that […]

How to incorporate the trendiest ingredients into your bowls

Food bowls have become popular in recent years, with 35 per cent of Canadian restaurants now featuring either a savoury or sweet bowl option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Many consumers are looking for healthy, value-conscious meals, and food bowls fit the bill. Beautifully simple, bowls typically include a base, a protein, complementary toppings, and […]