Menu trends: Ten years makes a difference

By Geoff Wilson The most important real estate a restaurant has is its menu. The structure of a restaurant’s menu has a significant effect on many aspects of a restaurant’s operations including revenue, food cost, equipment requirements, pantry counts and, most importantly, guest satisfaction and repeat visitation. Getting the menu right is crucial to success. […]

Increased competition and weaker consumer spending impact foodservice industry

Press release Solid growth expected for food manufacturers An increasingly competitive landscape and weakening consumer spending will limit revenue growth to 3.9 per cent for Canadian restaurants this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Food Services Industry. That would be the industry’s weakest performance since 2011. “As restaurants vie for Canadians’ food dollars, […]

How to earn extra profits and free advertising with retail merchandise

By Diane Chiasson Selling retail and promotional items can help your company in many ways. It can help you enhance and strengthen your brand image, as well as bring in more revenue. It’s not just for big chain and theme restaurants anymore. Any restaurant or foodservice owner or operator could benefit from it. If the […]