New additions to breakfast menus across Canada

By Laura McGuire and Aaron Jourden Opportunities for operators to boost traffic at breakfast are expanding. Growing consumer interest in around-the-clock foodservice options, as well as a greater emphasis on convenience and better-for-you attributes in the morning are leading to some breakfast movements gaining greater traction. Here’s a look at three trends operators can incorporate […]

Technomic launches Transaction Insights

New sales-performance tracking technology allows restaurant operators, suppliers and equity markets unmatched insights into consumer spending and trends Press release Technomic Inc. has announced a brand-new way for restaurants and the greater foodservice industry to understand key business performance metrics across the top 200 restaurant chains. The platform, Transaction Insights, features consumer-level purchase data, delivered monthly, […]

November 2017’s top menu trends to watch

By Aaron Jourden Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus in November 2017. Attention-grabbing apps About the trend: Operators are featuring innovative and out-of-the-ordinary starters to create excitement at the top of the menu. These new offerings range from those that are highly indulgent to those with […]

Technomic appoints Pete Bell as senior principal in its Advisory Group

Leading foodservice industry company strengthens its position in the marketplace Press release Technomic Inc. is pleased to announce that Pete Bell has joined the company as senior principal in its Advisory Group, responsible for consulting and research engagements with the restaurant operator community. To learn more about Pete and the rest of our subject matter experts, please […]

Technomic releases its 2018 Canadian Trends Forecast

Company predicts six new hot topics in foodservice for the coming year Press release The Canadian foodservice landscape will experience significant changes as we head into 2018, with bold menu additions at the forefront of what’s on the horizon. Consumers’ cravings for new flavour pairings and the evolution of alternative diets are helping to shape […]

Put your culinary team to the test with limited-time offers

Press release Consumers today often seek bold, innovative flavours and ingredients, but may be too intimidated to commit to daring dishes. To combat this, operators can introduce limited-time offers, supplying the unique pairings consumers crave while not giving up real estate on the core menu. But how can you ensure that your next LTO will be […]

September’s top restaurant menu trends to watch

By Aaron Jourden What are Canadians interested in eating this month? Here’s a hint: Mexican flavours are flourishing on menus, while vegetarian food has wide appeal and seafood is being presented in new and unique ways. Here’s a look at some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus this month. Mexico’s flavours […]

Balancing authenticity and approachability is vital as interest in ethnic foods grows

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest data on consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviours with regard to ethnic foods and flavours Press release Ethnic foods and flavours play a key role in Canadians’ restaurant visits, with consumers ordering ethnic foods and flavours nearly half the time. As the population becomes increasingly multicultural and aware of […]

August’s top restaurant concepts to watch

By Aaron Jourden In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners this August. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: Kekuli Cafe Coffee & Bannock Instagram: 1,232 followers | Facebook: 6,197 | Twitter: 5,398 followers Locations: […]

Burger consumption rebounds in Canada

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding consumers’ shifting behaviour and attitudes toward burgers Press release Following a drop from 2013 to 2015, burger consumption in Canada is now on the rise as nearly half of Canadians (46 per cent) eat burgers at least weekly, according to Technomic’s 2017 Canadian Burger […]