Koek + Koek Food Co. opens in Toronto

Press release Koek + Koek Food Co. (pronounced Cuckoo / noun / informal: a mad person) didn’t announce its arrival with much fanfare six months ago. They wanted some credibility behind them before they shared how awesome they were. Well….now they’re ready. Named after owner Nikki Hall’s Dutch Grandmother (who was NOT crazy), Koek + […]

JRG’s Italian Osteria & Cheesebar opens in Langley March 19

Press release Lovers of Italian food can now experience the incredible variety of ingredients, dishes, and regionals cuisines that have made Italy one of the world’s most sought after culinary destinations by visiting Joseph Richard Group’s newest offering, The Italian Osteria & Cheesebar, which opens to the public in Walnut Grove (Langley) on Monday, March […]

Silver Chef announces $500 million to back Canadian hospitality businesses

Press release Silver Chef, Canada’s leading dedicated hospitality funding partner, recently announced $500 million dollars to provide to Canadian hospitality businesses, to help them grow and achieve their potential over the next five years. The $500 million investment is open to all Canadian hospitality businesses, including restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, clubs and franchises. This financing […]

KFC Canada poised for strong, continued growth through 2020

Franchise Management Inc. acquires El-Rancho Food Services Limited Press release KFC Canada has announced that Franchise Management Inc. (FMI), acquired Saskatchewan-based El-Rancho Food Services Limited (El-Rancho). The sale includes all of El-Rancho’s 21 KFC assets throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba and brings FMI’s total Canadian KFC restaurants to 85. FMI also operates KFC restaurants in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario. In addition to […]

Cineplex announces new location of The Rec Room coming soon to Newfoundland and Labrador

Company set to open its first Atlantic Canada location at Avalon Mall in St. John’s Press release Cineplex has announced plans to build a new location of The Rec Room at Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The country’s newest hot-spot for ‘Eats and Entertainment,’ The Rec Room brings together incredible dining experiences with exciting live entertainment […]

Orderscape voice technology announces full-menu ordering certification by Amazon

Press release Orderscape, Inc. is among the first voice automation software companies to crack the code on full-menu restaurant voice ordering targeting the global restaurant and hospitality sectors. “We are among the small number of technology companies worldwide to offer full-menu voice ordering solutions for restaurants,” said Ted Cohn, CTO and co-founder of Orderscape. Orderscape.com, […]

Creative science, space-driven concepts and robots: Food for thought for the future

Food scientists, beekeepers and even sanitary-minded robots are making waves in the restaurant and foodservice industry and impacting how the future of food will play out not just on Canada’s culinary stage, but on the global stage. Here’s an exciting round-up of some of the top industry disruptors and ideas transforming the restaurant and hospitality […]

Six things to remember when designing a new menu

By Jordan Knox In the restaurant industry, things are always changing and evolving as new restaurants and new products are constantly becoming available. To keep up, restaurants need to consistently update their menu offerings, but what is the best way to do this? For most restaurateurs, changing a menu can be a daunting task that […]

Ontario’s Hopscotch Restaurant Group hires Ward McKay as new chief operating officer

The industry veteran brings 30 years of restaurant franchising experience to the position Press release Hopscotch, the popular health-conscious, fast-casual concept based out of Ontario, has hired Ward McKay to lead and grow the concept’s franchising efforts as Chief Operating Officer. The franchise industry veteran and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ brings a diverse collection of skills to […]

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 […]