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October 11, 2018 - Number of ‘ghost kitchens’ rising in Canada
Ghost kitchens provide a way for entrepreneurs to try out new food concepts without the costly overheads of waiting staff and restaurant real estate.

October 11, 2018 - How Canada's restaurants can meet the sustainability challenge
Canada's food industry is facing up to the challenge of being more environmentally-friendly.

October 11, 2018 - Could drive-thru bans transform eating out in Canada?
A number of Canadian cities are banning drive-thru fast food outlets. But can this really encourage people to make healthier choices when eating out?

October 11, 2018 - Going local in Alberta?
Many of Alberta's restaurants have been seeking to source more of their food from local sources.

October 11, 2018 - How much will Canadian restaurants embrace organic?
Organic food remains a niche market in Canada, but it is still growing and few restaurants will get away with ignoring it.

June 29, 2018 - Canadians want to be rewarded when eating out, report finds
Restaurants can offer more modern rewards or loyalty programs to enhance value without cutting into profit margins

April 07, 2018 - Snacking between meals is up yet again amongst Canadians
Canadians are snacking between meals more often today than in 2016, according to a new study.

March 26, 2018 - Pre-meal bread is sabotaging diners’ diet attempts, study finds
The bread basket is a long-established tradition in countless restaurants.

March 16, 2018 - More people are ditching lunch in favour of more snacks
Lunch was deemed to be the most expendable meal.

January 10, 2018 - Why Canadians will spend more in restaurants in 2018
Canadians could spend more in restaurants as they increasingly prioritize convenience.

December 21, 2017 - Drink sales remain vital to a restaurant’s success despite stagnant growth
The amount of wine being sold in bars and restaurants has declined for the fourth year running.

November 28, 2017 - How some restaurants are making the most out of breaking the fast
An increasing number of consumers are skipping breakfast; here’s how to make up the lost ground

November 10, 2017 - Eating alone is the new black as solo dining soars
Solo dining has increased by 85 percent since 2015

November 07, 2017 - Toronto pop-up restaurant fights stigma with HIV+ chefs
Only half of Canadians would knowingly share or eat food prepared by someone who is HIV positive.

October 25, 2017 - Calgary restaurant puts diners in the dark
Dark Table aims to enhance diners’ less dominant senses like smell and taste, but also raise awareness of issues the visually impaired face every day.


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