Concept Watch: Naan Kabob, Eggspectation, Mandy’s Salades Gourmandes

By Katie Belflower Standing out from the crowd is vital in today’s competitive landscape. We’ve teamed up once again with Technomic for this month’s Concept Watch, where we highlight three restaurants that are showing innovation and inspiration across the country. This edition focuses on Naan Kabob, Eggspectation, and Mandy’s Salades Gourmandes. Naan Kabob Platter Image […]

How does value influence restaurant guest satisfaction?

In today’s inflationary times, consumers are spending their dollars wisely, paying attention to pricing, and weighing where to invest. Restaurants are seeing a drop in visits as guests weigh their purchases, tightening their belts to decrease discretionary spending. However, there is good news for operators: Technomic’s recent webinar reveals some encouraging data to help restaurants […]

Trend Watch: Camelina, balsamic pearls, beet jam

By Katie Belflower Our monthly edition of Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends that are gaining popularity across Canada right now and looks at how Canadian restaurateurs are successfully incorporating them into their menus. This month’s edition features camelina, balsamic pearls, and beet jam. Camelina Some operators are featuring camelina in a variety […]

Trend watch: Dandelion, salsa macha, charcoal

By Katie Belflower In our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we are focusing on three current top menu trends across Canada, showcasing some of the restaurants that are creatively and successfully adding these items, flavours, or ingredients to their menus. This edition focuses on dandelion, salsa macha, and charcoal. Dandelion Dandelions are hardy […]

Trend Watch: Mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, aji panca

By Katie Belflower In the first edition of RestoBiz and Technomic’s Trend Watch for 2024, we take a look at some of the top trending dishes and ingredients, spotlighting some of the restaurants featuring them on their menus. This edition focuses on mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, and aji panca. Mushroom toast Trending at independent restaurants […]

Are higher menu prices the best way to maximize margins?

Although there are signs that inflation is cooling, restaurants are still on the road to recovery, with many continuing to raise their prices to recoup higher costs from rent, food prices, labour, and more. As the end of the year approaches, can restaurants continue to raise prices into 2024 or will consumers start to push […]

Trend Watch: Juniper, pineapple weed, chayote

By Katie Belflower We’re well into fall now, and Canadian operators are looking to add trending items to their seasonal offerings. RestoBiz and Technomic’s latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on juniper, pineapple weed, chayote and some of the restaurants that are featuring them on their menus. Juniper Juniper is a shrub bearing edible berries […]

Concepts to Watch: Stacked, Bergham, Tap & Barrel

By Katie Belflower Restaurant branding is vital to stand out and attract attention for your business. Every month, in Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are demonstrating this across the country. In this edition, we are highlighting Stacked, Bergham, and Tap & Barrel.   Stacked Pancake House Chocolate Banana Pancakes Image Source: […]

Trend Watch: Marigold, stinging nettle, ajo blanco

By Katie Belflower For restaurants and chefs it’s important to be innovate as a way to stand out in a competitive marketplace. Staying up to date on the latest food trends is one way to stay a step ahead and treat your guests to something new and delicious. This latest edition of Trend Watch focuses on three menu […]

Concepts to Watch: Wings Up!, Kuto Comptoir a Tartares, Tahini’s

By Katie Belflower In the crowded foodservice world, standing out from the competition is vital. A key element in attracting and retaining customers is nailing down your restaurant concept and creating a menu that reflects your brand. In each edition of Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are showing innovation and inspiration […]