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Famoso to Add New Ontario Locations

VANCOUVER — FDF Restaurant Brandz has announced plans to launch a major expansion of its Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar brand in Ontario.

Breakfast Growth Continues In Canada

Let’s face it — Canadians are a busy bunch. From early-morning work meetings to after-school activities for the kids, gym classes to...

Looking Back: The Trends that Shaped 2018

Looking back at 2018, the Canadian foodservice industry experienced many challenges, such as minimum-wage debates and increased commodity prices, as well as opportunities such...

How Premium-Casual Restaurants Are Defying Canada’s No-Growth Reality

In 2017, sales at full-service restaurants (FSR) slipped two per cent to a total of $21 billion — another decline in an industry that...

Looking Forward: What to Expect in 2018

Last year was a difficult one for the Canadian foodservice industry. Traffic and spending remained relatively flat across most of the market. Certain segments,...

Why Differentiation is Key to Increasing FSR Visits

We’ve been talking about Canada’s anemic full-service-restaurant market for longer than some players in the category care to admit and the story has remained...

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...

2016 Hospitality Market Report: Operators Continue to Struggle for Market Share...

Canadian foodservice operators likely experienced a feeling of déjà vu this year, as the 2016 restaurant landscape closely mirrored that of 2015. But while...

The New Year Brings New Growth Opportunities for the Foodservice Market

As the new year approaches, many of us will undoubtedly be taking time off to reflect on the last 12 months and prepare for...

Fast-Casual Continues to Win Customer Attention

TORONTO — The fast-casual category is continuing to steal market share, and, according to a new study from the NPD Group, consumers are now choosing between food freshness/menu variety and speedy service/value pricing when determining what type of restaurant to patronize.