How to use design to make your restaurant stand out — part 2: restaurant atmosphere

By Megan Prevost While the design and content of your menu can certainly help your restaurant stand out, customers think about more than just food when they’re choosing a restaurant to dine at. Restaurant marketing professionals know that restaurants provide customers with an experience, not just dinner. Whether subconsciously or explicitly, diners select restaurants based […]

Wendy’s unveils its omnichannel restaurant of the future

In its quest to keep up with — perhaps even lead — the pace of change in North American foodservice, Wendy’s has unveiled its “Global Next Gen” restaurant of the future. The prototype will see its traditional units adapted to incorporate several amendments which reflect the significant evolution of the quick-service restaurant industry in the last few […]

Restaurant design trends for the post-pandemic consumer

Perfecting your restaurant design can be tricky but it is a vital step for attracting and retaining customers. How can restaurateurs ensure they are appealing to the contemporary consumer? The latest edition of Datassential’s Trendspotting report notes that as restaurants continue to struggle to stay afloat in the post-pandemic, inflation-infused climate, more than one in […]

Concepts to Watch: Sansotei, HiFive, Chorizo

By Katie Belflower In the saturated world of foodservice, knowing how to stand out from the crowd is vital. Nailing down your restaurant concept and cultivating a menu that reflects your brand goes a long way to attracting and retaining customers. Every few weeks with Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are […]

Concepts to Watch: La Cubana, Goodfellas, Dineen Coffee

By Katie Belflower A bold and decisive restaurant branding and concept are important for success. Every month, with Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that demonstrate this across the country. This month, the focus is on Ontario, with Toronto Cuban restaurant La Cubana, southern Ontario pizzeria Goodfellas, and Toronto coffee company Dineen spotlighted. […]

Concepts to Watch: Burgoo, Uniburger, Sidewalk Citizen

By Katie Belflower Technomic is constantly keeping abreast of the latest and greatest in Canadian restaurants, and its latest Concepts to Watch highlights three more standout restaurant concepts on show right now. This month, the focus is on Burgoo, Uniburger, and Sidewalk Citizen. Burgoo Facebook: 1,890 likes | Instagram: 6,748 followers | Twitter: 3,142 followers Locations: […]

Quick-service restaurants are shrinking — by design

Digital is the present and the future for quick-service restaurants, and many major chains are refocusing on smaller physical footprints to increase efficiencies and maximize that potential. Tim Hortons’ U.S. restaurants are getting smaller in an attempt to make the most out of a smaller space and speed up build times, said José Cil, CEO of […]

Concepts to watch: Dinesty, Buono, Dic Ann’s

By Katie Belflower RestoBiz and Technomic’s first 2022 edition of Concept Watch highlights three restaurant concepts on show in Canadian foodservice and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This month, the focus is on Dinesty Dumpling House in B.C., Toronto’s Buono, and Quebec QSR Dic Ann’s. Dinesty Dumpling House Facebook: 855 likes | Instagram: […]

The psychology of restaurant interior design

By Jude Kamal Sometimes, a customer will walk into a restaurant and instantly feel relaxed, comfortable, and ready to have a pleasant time. That should be the aim of every restaurateur, and there is a science behind making patrons feel that way. Great restaurant settings don’t just happen randomly; they are designed that way. There […]