Concepts to Watch: Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, Press’d Sandwich Shop

By: Katie Belflower Making a name for yourself means offering your customers something that is unique to your restaurant. In the most recent edition of Concepts to Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three unique restaurant concepts that stand out in the Canadian foodservice industry. This month, Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, and Press’d Sandwich […]

Trend Watch: Miso cocktails, huitlacoche, prickly ash

By Katie Belflower Our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends on the rise across Canada right now and looks at how restaurants are successfully adding them to their menus. Miso cocktails Operators are featuring miso (the salty fermented soybean paste) in cocktails, alongside citrus fruits or other acidic elements, including […]

Concepts to Watch: Michel’s, Angry Dragonz, Bubble World

By: Katie Belflower Attracting attention for your restaurant is crucial in offering something unique to your customers. In the latest edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three key restaurant concepts from Canadian foodservice. This month, we are highlighting Michel’s Bakery Cafe, Angry Dragonz, and Bubble World and showcasing how these restaurants are […]

How to incorporate the trendiest ingredients into your bowls

Food bowls have become popular in recent years, with 35 per cent of Canadian restaurants now featuring either a savoury or sweet bowl option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Many consumers are looking for healthy, value-conscious meals, and food bowls fit the bill. Beautifully simple, bowls typically include a base, a protein, complementary toppings, and […]

Trend Watch: Ssamjang, daisy buttons, banana ketchup

By Katie Belflower Each edition of our 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. Ssamjang Ssamjang is a spicy, paste-like condiment used in Korean cooking. It is made from fermented soybean paste, red […]

Which dishes, mealparts have seen the biggest price increases on Canadian menus?

Price increases, price increases, price increases. Those have been the words that have defined not just foodservice but life in general for Canadians over the last few months as the effects of decades-high inflation continue to be felt in every corner. On restaurant menus, everything from appetizers to entrees to sides to drinks has been […]

Concepts to Watch: Sansotei, HiFive, Chorizo

By Katie Belflower In the saturated world of foodservice, knowing how to stand out from the crowd is vital. Nailing down your restaurant concept and cultivating a menu that reflects your brand goes a long way to attracting and retaining customers. Every few weeks with Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are […]

Taquito entrees, bowl value meals in high demand on Canadian menus

Technomic’s latest Ignite Menu, covering changes in the Canadian foodservice industry between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022, has identified some highly trending items on Canadian menus over the last year. Overall menu item counts are up 1.7 per cent at full-service restaurants in the last year, showing a strong uptick from the eight per cent […]

Trend Watch: Arak, aji amarillo, freekeh

By Katie Belflower Each edition of our Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends that are being seen across Canada right now, as well as how Canadian restaurateurs are incorporating them into their menus with great effect. Arak Arak is a Middle Eastern distilled spirit. The milky white alcohol is made from grapes and […]

Breakfast pizza trending highly as daypart rebounds

Breakfast took a big hit during the last two years of the pandemic, but it appears the daypart is rebounding slowly but surely. With so many people moving out of the office on a temporary or permanent basis, consumer traffic at breakfast fell drastically after the onset of the pandemic, with people increasingly sourcing breakfast […]