Food lockers may be the next big thing in foodservice

By Tom Nightingale The need to pivot and progress within foodservice has never been clearer than it is during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has already changed. Takeout, already a prominent trend, has exploded in popularity and prominence; more operators have embraced online and mobile ordering and operational technology; and the concept of virtual or ghost […]

Concept Watch: Farrow, Streats, BlackBall

By Katie Belflower In the latest edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic highlight three standout restaurant concepts on show in Canadian foodservice. This month, the focus is on Farrow, Streats, and BlackBall and how their restaurants are broadening the horizons of Canadian foodservice. Farrow Facebook: 3,654 likes | Instagram: 28,400 followers | Twitter: 2,894 followers Locations: […]

Under the dome: Could outdoor dining pods offer a new future for patios?

Various Canadian and U.S. restaurants are exploring dining pods as an option during COVID-19 but their viability is still a point of contention.

The Design Process: Where do we begin and how will it end?

From the spring 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Chris Hannah In my early days of teaching design, I had to write a quiz for students learning the process for the first time. As it happens, I was sitting in a client’s restaurant composing the test, when he walked by and asked […]

Beginning construction on your restaurant

By Judy Henderson We’ve already covered starting, planning and designing your restaurant’s renovation. The day will come during that process when the kitchen falls silent (hopefully your chefs are testing a new menu in another working kitchen) and construction starts. As the sledge hammer makes its mark on the walls, you’ll be glad you spent […]

Your restaurant’s renovation: It’s time for design

By Judy Henderson Last time, we discussed the importance of planning for your restaurant renovation. Hopefully you heeded my warning – failing to plan is planning to fail. So, your work-back schedule is gently optimistic, the bar is perfectly positioned and scaled to the size of the space, and you’ve established a flow for the […]