Canadian foodservice industry faces the challenges of a dropping loonie and rising food costs

Just this month, the Canadian dollar dropped to an unprecedented low, reaching 69 cents U.S. for the first time in about a decade. Some forecasters even predict the value of the loonie will continue to drop as much as 10 cents to reach a record low of 59 cents U.S. by the end of the […]

Bowling for Dollars: Bowls Are Here to Stay on LSR Menus

Bowls are proving to be a menu force that’s here to stay at limited-service restaurants, alongside menu staples like sandwiches and salads. The bowl format became a mainstream hit around 2003 when Chipotle debuted its Burrito Bowl. KFC followed suit by launching its KFC Famous Bowls in 2006. Since then, the bowl category has grown […]

Suppliers, Operators Toast Anniversary of Prohibition Repeal

December 5 marks the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, and assorted players in the adult beverage industry are taking advantage of the occasion to push products and goose holiday sales. MillerCoors is using “Repeal Day” to promote its Batch 19 lager and bock, made from pre-Prohibition recipes. (The “19” references Prohibition’s start in […]

Learn from Canada’s Restaurant Industry Leaders

Restaurant technology, top Canadian menu trends and consumers’ changing foodservice behaviours will be in focus later this month at Technomic’s Canadian Restaurants 2013 Trends & Directions Conference. We invite you to join us October 22 at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, ON, for a day that will feature actionable insights from leaders of some […]