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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...

The Fast-casual Segment Remains an Important Player in 2016

Higher-end dining without the big bill — that’s how Ryan Smolkin, founder and CEO of Ajax, Ont.-based Smoke’s Poutinerie describes the fast-casual segment in...

Operators Battle for Lunch Dollars

Restaurants have struggled with declining lunch numbers for years but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. For the most part, total...

Wendy’s to Sell 500 Restaurants

DUBLIN, Ohio — Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's Co. has announced plans to cut spending by selling 500 of its restaurants to franchisees by mid-2016. The announcement...

New Pizza Concept to Open In Montreal

MONTREAL — Brigade Pizzeria Napolitaine, a "built-to-order" fast-casual pizza concept, is scheduled to open in downtown Montreal this month.

CRIS Highlights Competition Strategies in Challenged Market

TORONTO — Competition is creating new challenges in today’s restaurant industry, as owners fight for their share of traffic and react to emerging segments, reported experts at the fifth-annual Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS), held yesterday at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto.