Forward Focus for Canada’s Fastest-Growing Restaurants

The restaurant concepts that made Technomic’s 2014 Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurants list, as ranked by their 2013 Canadian systemwide sales, outperformed the restaurant industry as a whole in Canada last year. Sales for chains in the Top 200 rose 4.2% to $29.2 billion (Canadian), vs. the 3.4% sales growth (to $48.7 billion) recorded by […]

Younger Diners Drive Growth For Canadian Limited-Service Restaurants

What do Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Thai Express and Starbucks have in common? All saw double-digit percentage sales growth in Canada in 2013—and all are significantly more likely to be visited at least occasionally by 18- to 34-year-olds than by consumers ages 35 and up. That’s one intriguing finding we can identify by comparing restaurant […]

Canadians’ Favourite Chain Restaurants Are Sales Leaders, Too

Last week in Toronto, Technomic honoured winners of the 2014 Canadian Consumers’ Choice Awards. These awards recognize Canadian limited- and full-service chain restaurants that consumers rate as standouts in five specific areas of excellence: kid-friendliness, friendliness of service, craveability, availability of healthy menu options and social responsibility. Interestingly, looking at data from Technomic’s new Top […]