Add food and beverage pairings to your menu

When you’re looking to increase guest cheque totals at your restaurant, adding pairings to your menu might just do the trick. Suggestive selling, or upselling, becomes simpler when your team has the tools to easily pair complementary food and beverages. Wine pairings are the traditional way to go, but there are other ways to boost […]

Mocktails get a makeover as consumer demand rises

The last few years have seen a significant rise in mocktails on menus as operators get creative with non-alcoholic beverages to meet the growing consumer demand. As 57 per cent of global consumers plan to participate in Dry January, restaurants need to look at their menus for opportunities to add in items that will satisfy […]

Back-to-school promos for your restaurant

As the weather starts to turn, we are reminded that back-to-school is around the corner, so how can your restaurant attract families at this time of year? Fall often brings a hectic schedule for families, so it’s time to sharpen your pencil to create something that will attract diners to your restaurant. A new start […]

Are you giving your guests what they want?

From the menu to the experience, guests have an expectation when they visit your restaurant. Are you delivering on that expectation? Do you know what your guests want from your restaurant? Datassential’s mid-year trend report gives us a look at what diners value most when they go out to eat these days, as we proceed […]

Why non-alcoholic beverages are a must for your menu

Making sure your menu features non-alcoholic beverages is a must for summer, however, non-alcoholic beverages are a hit all year, including fancy hot drinks, slushies, milkshakes, and more. Consumers typically see these items as a way to treat themselves, so it’s a great way for restaurants to up those cheque totals. Each category of non-alcoholic […]

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 […]

Non-alcoholic beverages are menu must-have

Non-alcoholic beverages aren’t just mocktails; they can also include fancy hot drinks, slushies, milkshakes, and more. Consumers often buy these items to treat themselves, providing an opportunity for restaurants to up those cheque totals. Each category of non-alcoholic beverages has its place on the menu and offers its own advantages for your restaurant – and […]

Making mocktails part of your winter menu

Holiday gatherings are in full swing, and there are often designated drivers and non-drinkers in the crowd, so mocktails are a way to offer something for everyone. Rather than relying on soda, offering those guests a delicious alternative will up their experience – along with your cheque totals. If this is a beverage category you’ve […]

The future of food – Restaurant trends in 2018 and beyond

Giving diners some food for thought, RC Show 2018 – Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event – presents the top trends you can expect to see on restaurant tables this year. From Neuro-nutrition to floral flavours and even medicinal mushrooms, here’s what will be blooming all over menus: Coffee with a kick – Turmeric syrup […]