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 […]

Planta Burger launches in Toronto’s financial district, September 5

Chase Hospitality Group introduces new 100 per cent plant-based restaurant concept Press release Chase Hospitality Group has announced the company’s latest plant-based restaurant concept, Planta Burger, is launching in Toronto’s financial district, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The new gourmet food, quick service destination opens in the space currently housed by Little Fin, scheduled to close for renovations on Saturday, August 19, […]

Crickets, anyone? Up-and-coming alternative proteins to add to your menu

A look at the new alternative proteins you can expect to see more often on restaurant menus By Kavita Sabharwal What protein means to consumers has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Restaurants have gone from offering only the basics (chicken, steak or pork chops) and maybe if they were lucky, one or two seafood […]

Vegetables move to the centre of the plate with vegetarian and vegan entrees

By Laura McGuire Vegetables taking a starring role on restaurant dinner plates may seem like an unusual phenomenon for some consumers. However, innovation around veggie-centric entrees in both chain and independent kitchens is growing, and chefs are demonstrating the culinary potential of these ingredients by swapping vegetables for meat or grains in traditional dishes. Research […]

Six ways to promote vegetarian dining

By Diane Chiasson Today, there are over one billion vegetarians in the world, and every day, more than 2,000 people convert to vegetarianism. A recent poll indicated that in North America, around 13 per cent of people identified as either vegetarian or vegan, and that number is expected to continue to increase in the future. […]