Canadian foodservice is well-placed to embrace the federal single-use plastic ban

COVID-19 complicates things but Canada’s federal single-use plastic ban has been a long time coming and shouldn’t be too troubling for operators.

Trend Watch: Oat mylk, plant-based momentum, shine on

By Sophie Mir As ever, Canadian restaurants continue to strive to keep up with customer demands and seasonal trends. With summer slowly but surely turning into fall, we’ve broken down three developing menu trends you’ll see across the country this autumn. Oat Mylk Soy, almond and coconut mylks have been on menus for a while, […]

Trend Watch: Bourbon BBQ, plant-based pizza and elk

By Sophie Mir As is the norm these days, plant-based proteins continue to steal stomach share from their meaty counterparts, and the options available have crashed past burger boundary onto pizzas. But while Beyond Meat and its competitors are gaining traction, premium, out-of-the-ordinary elk, as in the massive deer stalking North American forests, is increasingly […]

Winning Pair

The FSR segment is losing ground to quick and limited-service restaurants, but creative, value-driven beverage programs can help arrest the trend By Sophie Mir Full-service restaurants are struggling to flourish in today’s foodservice market. In fact, according to Technomic’s 2019 Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurant Report, both full-service location and sales growth have slowed down […]