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    with the right restaurant POS Beverages and breakfast items make their mark on kids menus 01 Recipe innovation brings a new focus to potatoes 02 Maximising your next trade show event is about a shift in approach 03 Three ways to fire up your innovation strategy 04 Increase sales and drive repeat customers with the right restaurant POS 05 Beverages and breakfast items make their mark on kids menus Pause DNN SlideShow Markit SlideShow 1 Boost your business with seven attractive Valentine s Day promotional ideas 2 Health trends on Canadian menus 3 Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation 4 Eight ways to make your restaurant more kid friendly 5 How to handle online complaints Recipe innovation brings a new focus to potatoes Boston Pizza finds a cheesy way to melt hearts this Valentine s Day Maximising your next trade show event is about a shift in approach Ventura Foods acquires the sauce and condiment business of Wing s Food Products of Canada National poll on Super Bowl eating and viewing habits confirms Pizza remains top choice in 2016 Sweeten up your Valentine s Day Celebrate Valentine s Day with Starbucks latest drinks Amp up your Super Bowl party with these fun food ideas Expand your delivery horizons with UberEats Warm up this winter with a healthy hearty soup 01 Most Popular 02 Recent Articles 03 New Blog Posts Pause DNN SlideShow Markit SlideShow Recipe innovation brings a new focus to potatoes Whether boiled roasted baked or fried potatoes are a mainstay on almost every restaurant menu As customer tastes evolve chefs and restaurateurs find Creating community Joshna Maharaj Assistant Director of Food Services and Executive Chef Ryerson University Tom Peters author of In Search of Excellence once said Community Three ways to fire up your innovation strategy For most

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  • Foodservice Sales
    and breakfast items make their mark on kids menus According to Technomic s MenuMonitor database beverages are the most popular items found on kids menus in Canada Some of the most common beverage varieties are soft drinks iced tea lemonade Eight effective ways to boost sales in the New Year There are certain times of the year where business is relatively slow and for some restaurants the winter months are dreadful These slowdown periods are a common cause of cash flow shortages for many Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation Innovation is a word often used in restaurant circles but what does it really mean and how can you put it to use to grow your business and boost your bottom line Eight ways to make your restaurant kid friendly Restaurants that target families have to cater to both parents and their children Kids are very influential in choosing a restaurant to dine and are potentially your biggest customers Today s average parent will Asian inspired beef dishes top the list on Canadian menus Asian beef is the most popular type of beef dish by a significant margin As we watch Asian flavours and concepts trend upward in Canada we

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  • Menu Trends
    focus to potatoes Whether boiled roasted baked or fried potatoes are a mainstay on almost every restaurant menu As customer tastes evolve chefs and restaurateurs find themselves looking for new and creative ways Beverages and breakfast items make their mark on kids menus According to Technomic s MenuMonitor database beverages are the most popular items found on kids menus in Canada Some of the most common beverage varieties are soft drinks iced tea lemonade Wine and beer professionals weigh in on industry innovation In the old days the only tools a sommelier carried were a corkscrew and maybe a tastevin worn around the neck and that was more to show status not for reasons of practicality Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation Innovation is a word often used in restaurant circles but what does it really mean and how can you put it to use to grow your business and boost your bottom line Health trends on Canadian menus The foodservice industry is adapting to consumer demand for healthy nutritious food Ask a dozen people what healthy means though and you may get as many different answers The wide variety of Eight ways to make your restaurant kid friendly Restaurants

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  • Industry Statistics
    healthy Exercise topped the list at number one while losing weight was Recovering visits from vegetarian customers In a mature Canadian foodservice market I ve seen many operators successfully carve out traffic and or cheque growth with a regular program of menu innovation Some of the best success has been The upside of a down Canadian dollar The falling price of oil has dragged the Canadian dollar down with it which brings mixed blessings for restaurateurs across the country The oil rich provinces of Alberta Saskatchewan and Newfoundland It s a crude world The fall of oil prices In a mere seven months the price of oil has plummeted Prices have more than halved from US 107 a barrel last June to less than US 50 this January and they could stay low for the next couple of years The shrinking footprint of Canadian restaurants Openings and closures of units in 2014 Last year the Canadian restaurant footprint shrunk at a rate never before seen by The NPD Group Canada Our ReCount service has been tracking restaurant unit openings and closures since the turn Budget squeeze Spending at restaurants in 2014 Spending at restaurants is largely determined by household budgets which are being squeezed by modest disposable income growth and rising household debt The steady increase of off premise traffic to restaurants People are starved for time They have less time to cook or don t want to cook As a result off premise traffic to restaurants has steadily increased in recent years Restaurant industry workforce wages According to the Restaurant Outlook Survey 65 per cent of operators said that labour costs are having a negative impact on their business This ranks as the highest issue impacting operators Foodservice industry labour force Success for hire As one of Canada s

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  • Food Focus
    Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Food Focus Recipe innovation brings a new focus to potatoes Whether boiled roasted baked or fried potatoes are a mainstay on almost every restaurant menu As customer tastes evolve chefs and restaurateurs find themselves looking for Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation Innovation is a word often used in restaurant circles but what does it really mean and how can you put it to use to grow your business and boost your bottom line The growing popularity of healthy local foods Keeping up with the latest health trends in the foodservice industry is an ongoing challenge Fortunately for restaurant operators consumers definition of healthful food has broadened Getting creative with barbecue sauce Why should barbecue sauce be reserved for summer alone Today s ready made sauces are just waiting for a chef s creative flair to open up a new world of flavour possibilities for Asian inspired beef dishes top the list on Canadian menus Asian beef is the most

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  • Healthy Eating
    Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Healthy Eating CRFA Informed Dining Program A national model for voluntary nutrition information is finally here Chain restaurants can provide their guests with nutrition details at or before purchase enabling them to make well informed choices Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation Innovation is a word often used in restaurant circles but what does it really mean and how can you put it to use to grow your business and boost your bottom line Health trends on Canadian menus The foodservice industry is adapting to consumer demand for healthy nutritious food Ask a dozen people what healthy means though and you may get as many different answers The wide variety of The growing popularity of healthy local foods Keeping up with the latest health trends in the foodservice industry is an ongoing challenge Fortunately for restaurant operators consumers definition of healthful food has broadened Ending a meal on a healthy note Dessert is the final course in a dining experience and the best opportunity for chefs and restaurateurs to make a memorable last impression on guests While dining out many Canadians are looking for Better for you frozen desserts No

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  • Local/Organic
    The season s best For Johnny Rocco s Italian Grill every menu has a season As a successful restaurant owner in Ontario s wine region Tony Visca knows that one of the biggest upsides of having a food related business in Canada is the ever changing seasons In fact learning What local means Understanding recent changes to Canadian food labelling It is commonplace to see the terms local or locally grown being used to describe items on a restaurant menu or products on a grocery store shelf But what exactly do those terms mean Does local mean The garden grow up how to grow herbs indoors for freshness and quality Pretty much every chef has romantic visions of grazing a garden for fresh cuttings of their favourite herbs However working in a kitchen with no windows in concrete buildings within the middle of the Closer to home how local food programs support your community Over the last several years there has been a transition to quality over quantity when it comes to our food However with organic foods and foods without additives one obstacle has always been prevalent Keeping up with the local food movement It used to be that when you asked a public school student where food comes from invariably the answer was From the grocery store That s changing as our education system is now addressing Permaculture the evolution of organic The evolution of the organic food process has led to a vast education of the population with regard to what we are putting in our bodies It is impossible to be involved with the organic movement without Organic ingredients find their way into spirits liqueurs With health consciousness at an all time high and the environmental movement continually gaining speed more and more bars are getting

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  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    Stories Franchising Business Strategy Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Non Alcoholic Beverages Refreshing beverage menus with smoothies and juice Although smoothies and juices are typically associated with summer these non alcoholic options are beginning to carve out a significant place on beverage menus year round Conventional coffee most common on Canadian menus The top type of coffee drink on Canadian menus is conventional coffee and or filter coffee according to MenuMonitor data Although specialty coffees have grown more popular in recent years most Consumers soak up the latest offerings in water beverages When it comes to enjoying a family friendly beverage with a meal Canadians have long favoured traditional choices such as coffee tea soft drinks and juices But there are Customization is key when selecting coffee brewing equipment Canadian consumers continue to demand a wide range of food and beverage options Changing demographics and knowledgeable quality conscious consumers provide Herbal heaven The other cup of tea Tea has enjoyed much attention over the last

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