A rear-view reflection on foodservice trends for 2020

By Matt Rolfe For many foodservice operators and owners, 2019 brought more challenge and change to their options than ever before. A simple Google search about the health of our industry yields dozens of articles referencing the restaurant apocalypse. In times of extreme flux, some operators and leaders adapt and change, while others do their […]

Hard Bargain: Third-party delivery may be costly, but restaurateurs can’t afford not to engage with it

By Jeff Dover Delivery is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s foodservice industry. According to Ipsos Foodservice Monitor, delivery foodservice sales were $4.3 billion in Canada in 2018, an increase of 44 per cent over the previous year, with delivery now accounting for 8 per cent of QSR and 6 per cent of FSR meals. In […]

DoorDash launches in Montreal, its first French-speaking market

Press Release DoorDash, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery in more than 4,000 cities in the United States and Canada, today announced its official launch in Montreal, its first predominantly French-speaking market and first market in Quebec. This is the first time that DoorDash has expanded its product to serve customers, merchants, […]

Mobile food-ordering provider Grubhub completes acquisition of Tapingo

Press Release Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today closed its previously announced acquisition of Tapingo, a leading platform for campus food ordering. Under terms of the agreement, Grubhub paid $150 million in cash for Tapingo, funded through cash on hand and Grubhub’s existing credit facility. Tapingo’s technology, currently used […]