QSR diners prefer engaging with staff over technology

A new white paper from JLL’s Big Red Rooster has suggested that diners still prefer engaging with staff at quick-service restaurants (QSR) to a fully technological experience. Most consumers still prefer working with staff throughout their dining experience, reports the research. Over half (54 per cent) want help navigating the menu, 59 per cent want […]

Tex-Mex restaurant chain goes national

Press Release Alex Shtein, president of barBurrito Restaurants Inc., is pleased to announce a master franchise agreement with Grateful Foods Inc. (GFI) under which GFI will open and franchise barBurrito restaurants throughout Atlantic Canada. GFI is an affiliate of the Newfoundland and Labrador-based Abell Group. GFI will operate out of Halifax, and will be led […]

Paramount Fine Foods celebrates opening of new location in Woodbridge, Ontario

Press Release Paramount Middle Eastern Kitchen, the fastest growing Middle Eastern Restaurant chain in North America, is proud to celebrate the opening of their latest restaurant in Woodbridge, Ontario, located at 7777 Weston Road. This marks the 67th location for Paramount and features our new interior design with bright colours, softer materials and an intimate […]

Church’s Chicken adds four new franchisees to Canadian market

Press Release On the heels of a recent report by Canadian Poultry Magazine, which identified a steady and growing preference for chicken as the most chosen protein source among Canadians, the popular global fried chicken chain, Church’s Chicken, has announced the addition of four new franchisees to the brand’s growing Canadian landscape. “The growing chicken […]

Little Caesars Pizza continues to grow with first Philippines location

Press Release Little Caesars Pizza, the third largest pizza chain in the world, will open its first restaurant in the Philippines in January 2019. The global pizza brand, which is currently operating in 23 countries and territories, is continuing the expansion of its international footprint with new restaurants in Southeast Asia. The franchisee, Palmtree ph […]

Wendy’s introduces new Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich

Press Release It’s a sandwich that’s three years in the making — because you don’t rush greatness… you just don’t. Introducing Wendy’s newest artisan bread masterpiece: the Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich. This limited-time sandwich brings completely craveable flavors to the most wonderful time of year. The Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich is made with all the […]

Wendy’s bringing back Portabella Mushroom Melt for limited time

Press Release Canadians could find themselves experiencing a potential local mushroom shortage, and it’s for the best reason ever. Wendy’s is bringing back its in-demand, fan-favourite Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt for a limited time only. With rich portabellas and a melty cheese sauce, the hamburger features Applewood smoked bacon and fresh, never frozen Canadian beef. […]

New York-based The Halal Guys expands with second GTA location

Press Release Today, The Halal Guys have announced the highly anticipated opening of their second GTA location. Following a very successful opening in Toronto last year, The Halal Guys will open their doors at 6045 Mavis Road in Mississauga’s Heartland Town Centre. Foodies can indulge in delicious gyros, wraps, falafel, platters and more beginning August […]