Gardein SUPRÊME’s taste and versatility elevate restaurant menus

As restaurateurs compete for attention in today’s crowded marketplace, guests are craving delicious dishes and memorable experiences from their favourite spots. Research indicates that 43 per cent of Canadian consumers plan to add more plant-based foods to their diets, so protein alternatives are an important part of a well-rounded menu. With vegan and vegetarian food […]

Gardein raises the bar with plant-based products on restaurant menus

The restaurant landscape is evolving as more and more people choose plant-based options off the menu. Whether it’s for health reasons, ethical preferences, or a desire to try something new, demand is growing for delicious dishes featuring meat alternatives. Plant-based consumption has grown 148 per cent since 2019, and while vegans and vegetarians may have […]

2024’s top restaurant trends

We’ve seen so much change in the foodservice industry in the last few years, what does 2024 bring to the table? As the industry continues to recover, the labour market grows, and supply chain disruption slows, the competition will be fierce for restaurants to win over customers, boost loyalty, and build up the bottom line. […]

Making alternative dishes a menu must-have

Are you seeing sales with the plant-based or alternative dishes on your menu? With dietary preferences growing and diners becoming savvier, operators need to prioritize the customer experience, along with menu clarity and accuracy, and their marketing goals, as they engineer menus that appeal to guests and raise revenues. Whether you are accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian, […]

4 food trends to attract new customers

By Dawn Castell What are Canadian diners looking for when they visit a restaurant and what trends should you add to your menu? Consumers are constantly changing their tastes as they discover new dishes and ingredients, and offering the top trends can help you get attention and up that guest experience. To keep your restaurant […]

2023’s best burger trends

Once the warmer weather arrives, Canadians tend to think of barbecuing as synonymous with patios, and that means it’s time to get your burger menu ready. You likely already have burgers on your menu, but are you taking today’s trends into consideration? According to Technomic’s recent study, there are some top trends to note this […]

Are diners still ordering meat off the menu?

As more people turn to vegetarian, vegan, and flexitarian lifestyles, are people still ordering meat off the menu? The short answer is, yes. According to a recent study from Dalhousie University, while plant-based products are still popular, sales have dropped in recent months. Results showed that while 48.2 per cent of participants feel that plant-based […]

Adding plant-based dishes to your menu: why and how

As the foodservice industry continues to evolve, food trends come and go, but the demand for plant-based dishes is still on the rise. From vegans to flexitarians, diners are looking for more protein alternatives from restaurants. Last year, even amid inflation and supply chain delays, plant-based sales reached 8 billion dollars, a 6.6 per cent […]

How menus are addressing diner demand for healthier choices

Diners continue to look for healthier alternatives as they visit restaurants, and menus are evolving to meet that growing demand. Including healthier choices and trendy dishes is just the start, though. It’s not just about menu features, it’s also about the language you use. Trends come and go, and language changes to reflect what customers […]

Plant-based dishes appeal to a broad array of diners

In recent years, with more consumers adopting vegan and vegetarian diets, plant-based dishes have steadily gained menu real estate. However, it looks like the increased demand comes from a general shift towards healthy eating, rather than from vegans or vegetarians. RELATED: Consumers say plant-based diets are here to stay Recently, 29 per cent of consumers […]