Restaurant Concepts to Watch this August

By Sophie Mir In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: Neo Coffee Bar Facebook: 2,584 likes | Instagram: 12,880 followers | Twitter: 732 followers Locations: 2 (Toronto) Concept […]

ORHMA on Impact of COVID-19 to SMEs in Hospitality Industry

On Tuesday August 18, 2020, Tony Elenis, President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) spoke to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs on the impact of COVID-19 to the small & medium-sized businesses of the hospitality industry. There is no doubt that the hospitality industry needs sector specific […]

Head in the Clouds: The next step for POS systems

By Dax Dasilva Looking back at the last few years, we’ve seen emerging new technologies completely transform the restaurant industry. App-driven delivery is a downtown norm, and restaurants that haven’t adopted social media shouldn’t expect to be long for this world. The rise of the mobile, cloud-based POS, and the emphasis on a customer-centric experience, […]

High debt levels to dampen Canadians’ appetite for eating out

Press release Tapped-out consumers will dampen sales in the food services industry over the next five years. Restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Food Services. “Canadians’ ability to spend will be squeezed not […]

Chef Normand Laprise to open two new Montreal restaurants this fall

Press release Chef Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche, co-owners of renowned Montréal establishments Toqué! and Brasserie T!, will reveal next fall an all-new restaurant named Beau Mont, in addition to launching a second Brasserie T branch, this time on Montréal’s South Shore, in Quartier DIX30. Beau Mont: simple and flavoursome cuisine The 80-seat Beau Mont will be open 7 evenings […]

In Canada, 32 restaurants will participate in Good France to celebrate the diversity and dynamism of French gastronomy

Press release Good France / Goût de France is a unique global event held on five continents in over 150 countries which, for this fourth consecutive year, will involve restaurants and chefs from around the world. Every one of them will offer “French menus” on the same day, Wednesday 21 March 2018, including Starter(s), Main course, […]

DoorDash expands in the Greater Toronto Area, offers delivery from more than 1,000 local restaurants

Press release DoorDash, the technology company connecting customers with the best local restaurants through door-to-door delivery, has announced it’s expanding in the Greater Toronto Area, delivering from more than 1,000 local restaurants. The service currently operates in more than 600 cities across North America, and four major, metropolitan markets in Canada. DoorDash will now be available across Halton and […]

A closer look at grocerants: A step towards a convenient and efficient future

Just when we thought we couldn’t reinvent the wheel, we see timeless concepts turned upside down to accommodate an ever-changing society. The food and hospitality industry is one realm that is leading the way with innovation, bringing concepts together to better serve customers. An exciting innovation that is emerging is grocerants – the combination of […]