Using fresh ingredients to freshen up your menu

Canadians have such a short growing season that taking advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients only makes sense. By incorporating ingredients that are in season, chefs can use produce at its most flavourful to enhance their dishes, support local farmers, and reduce the restaurant’s carbon footprint. 59 per cent of diners say are more likely to […]

Sweet summer flavours are already arriving on menus

Even though spring has just arrived, many restaurants are already looking ahead to summer with seasonal items and LTOs on the menu. From desserts to beverages, many QSRs are adding to their rosters to keep guests excited to try new items and keep cool as temperatures continue to heat up. McDonald’s is caffeinating customers more […]

Embrace spring at your restaurant

As winter winds down, it’s time to start planning what spring looks like at your restaurant. With more hours of daylight, warmer weather, and more local, seasonal ingredients available, entice guests to visit to get the most out of spring. Spring cleaning Since the pandemic, studies show that 95 per cent of consumers want as […]

Spring items are arriving on LTO menus

Spring has almost sprung and some QSRs are getting a jump on launching their newest menus to celebrate the season’s arrival early. LTOs are a reliable way for restaurants to generate traffic and interest while experimenting with new flavours and dishes. Studies show that 91 per cent of people are more inclined to visit a […]

Celebrate fall with pumpkin on your menu

By Mark Plumlee Fall’s in full swing, and creating a seasonal menu can help attract attention for your restaurant, get guests excited to visit, and draw in a new crowd of customers. Nothing says fall like pumpkin on your menu! It isn’t just a flavour for spiced lattes, it can spice up every section of […]

Make the most of your summer LTOs

During some of the busiest months in the foodservice industry, many fast-food restaurants are upping their game with summer specials to boost their sales and get extra attention for their restaurants. Using LTOs to attract interest in the menu, bring in larger groups, and build customer loyalty is a solid strategy for restaurants looking to […]

Creating a sensational summer menu

If you’re looking for a way to excite returning guests, capture the attention of new visitors, and keep costs down, a seasonal menu might just do the trick. As we head into summer, and fresh flavours and ingredients become available, there’s an opportunity to brighten up your menu and tighten your margins. Treat your summer […]

Freshen up your restaurant operations for summer

Is your restaurant prepared for the summer rush that often comes with warmer weather, longer days, and outdoor dining? As most restaurant operators continue to tackle supply chain delays, inflation, and labour challenges, having a summer strategy will put you ahead of your competition and impress your guests. Plan ahead While the season is rapidly […]

Spring forward with your menu

As the seasons change, so should your menu, as a way to reflect the trends and to get your guests to try something new this spring. How do you decide what to add to your menu? There are some tricks to sticking with seasonal themes that will get your guests ordering and may even allow […]

A seasonal menu can benefit your business

Winter is on the horizon and as seasons change, so should your restaurant. Heating replaces your air conditioning, your patio closes or is revamped, and your menu gets a makeover with a seasonal spin.   John Moody, co-founder and Chief Strategist of Restaurant365, writes that getting the winter crowd through your doors doesn’t have to […]