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Hot Concepts: Chaska

For his fast-casual concept, Chaska, owner Naveen Seth dreamed up a fresh take on Indian street food inspired by his childhood memories....

iQ Opening Flagship Location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

TORONTO — Health-focused fast-casual concept, iQ, is opening a new flagship location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre this month. The 2,300-sq.-ft. restaurant will be the...

Examining Trends in Burgers and Fries

There’s an emerging fast-casual segment of Canada’s burger market that’s taking over the foodservice industry. From the millennial consumer to the baby boomer, Technomic’s...

Ward McKay Joins Hopscotch Restaurant Group

TORONTO — Hopscotch has hired Ward McKay to lead and grow the concept’s franchising efforts as Chief Operating Officer. McKay is a franchise industry veteran...

Benny&Co Opening in Ontario

BOIS-DES-FILION, Que. — Quebec-based chain, Benny&Co., is opening three new locations in Eastern Ontario as early as 2018 to meet the growing demand from...

The 2017 Hospitality Market Report

While Canadian foodservice operators should expect a modestly healthy 2017 in terms of growth, increasing competition and a changing consumer-spending landscape are going to...

Technomic Research Shows Burger Consumption on the Rise

CHICAGO — Following a drop from 2013 to 2015, burger consumption in Canada is now on the rise as nearly half of Canadians (46...

Top 10 Food Trends for 2017

Change is in the air as millennial tastes begin to influence dining habits. For this growing demographic, transparency and the desire to know who...

Breaking Down Canada’s Anemic FSR Market

It’s no secret the restaurant industry in Canada is undergoing a period of mediocre growth. Today’s operators are navigating a challenging environment whereby stealing...

Wok Box to Open First Michigan Restaurant

EDMONTON — Wok Box is preparing to open its first Michigan restaurant next month, the first of five planned for the state. This latest addition...