Hopscotch’s third Toronto location now open on Queen Street

The health-conscious concept donates all opening proceeds to Toronto Foundation for Student Success Press release The Ontario-based health food concept, Hopscotch, has officially opened their newest location at 224 Queen Street West in Toronto. The fast casual restaurant, known for their affordable, chef-inspired menu boasting fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, donated all opening proceeds to Toronto […]

Six things to remember when designing a new menu

By Jordan Knox In the restaurant industry, things are always changing and evolving as new restaurants and new products are constantly becoming available. To keep up, restaurants need to consistently update their menu offerings, but what is the best way to do this? For most restaurateurs, changing a menu can be a daunting task that […]

Brickworks Ciderhouse opens first Urban Ciderhouse in Canada

Located in the heart of Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, the new Ciderhouse to offer locally crafted micro-batch ciders and locally sourced seasonal menu Press release Canada’s top-selling craft cider, Brickworks Ciderhouse is proud to announce the first urban ciderhouse in Canada, Brickworks Ciderhouse. Located in downtown Toronto at 709 Queen Street East, Brickworks Ciderhouse will open its doors February 2018. Brickworks Ciderhouse will be a […]

Q&A: Wyatt and Aiden Booth, founders, Hopscotch

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk Hopscotch, an Ontario-based, healthy fast casual concept, is expanding. The company, which currently has two storefronts in Ontario and three opening soon, recently signed two multi-unit franchise deals for the Toronto and Edmonton markets. The company will open three franchise locations in Toronto over the next four years, and will introduce the […]

Keep pests off the menu this winter

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your […]

Sirved launches world’s first menu-based search engine

App searches every menu from every restaurant filtered by dish, craving or dietary restriction Press release Sirved, the world’s first menu-based search engine, has launched its app that lets you search every menu from every restaurant — filtered by craving, dish, or dietary restrictions like gluten-free or vegetarian. The app rolled out on Dec. 5 across Canada, […]

Ontario’s menu labelling law check-up

By Eric Mayzel and Noah Leszcz On January 1, 2017, Ontario’s menu labelling legislation, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (the “Act”) came into force. The Act requires that foodservice businesses with 20 or more locations operating in the province under the same name, or a substantially similar name, display calorie information for standard food […]

Three easy marketing tactics to establish your restaurant online

By Mark Goren There’s no doubt that running a restaurant has its challenges. Whether you’re opening your doors soon or running an established business, you should seriously consider how a few simple online marketing tactics can help you drive traffic, phone calls and menu views. Follow these simple yet critical steps to build a solid […]

Are restaurants missing the mark with kids’ meals?

By Jeni Marinucci It wasn’t long ago that traditional kids’ meals were adult meals – just smaller. But with dining out becoming an ever-growing part of our culture, for reasons including easing time constraints on busy families, many parents still face challenges finding healthy meals kids will actually eat. Is the scourge of the “dinosaur-shaped chicken […]

McDonald’s Canada officially launches All Day Breakfast Selections across the country

Press release February 21 at 11:01 a.m. marks the official launch of McDonald’s Canada’s All Day Breakfast Selections making some of the country’s favourite breakfast menu items available throughout the day, every day. The new menu, now available in 1,111 restaurants across the country, includes the Egg McMuffin, the Bacon ‘n Egg McMuffin, the Sausage McMuffin and Sausage […]