Food Service Trends

March 07, 2019 - Canadians ‘Are Eating Less Pasta’
Analysis of recent menu trends suggests Canadians have decreased their consumption of pasta in restaurants.

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.

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