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Challenges & Opportunities: Opening the Digital Door

Technology is becoming an entrenched disruptor for all industries, including food and beverage, with numbers both impressive and growing. In Canada, smartphone ownership is...

Restaurant Franchise Brands Embracing Mobile Apps

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Mobile-technology development and integration is a top priority for restaurant franchise owners and franchisors, according to a survey conducted by...

Restaurant Consumers Rank Technology Important

CHICAGO — Chicago-based market research firm, Technomic Inc., recently reported in a white paper that smartphone-enabled conveniences have become very important to restaurant consumers, especially...

Food Photography Encouraged at South African Restaurant

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Much to the chagrin of countless chefs, the photographing of food at restaurants has become part of the dinner occasion, and now it’s being taken to the next level at El Burro in Cape Town, South Africa, according to Relaxnews.

The CRFA Show Served Up Trends in Sustainability and Health

TORONTO — Healthful foods, energy-efficient equipment and a rare WACS-endorsed culinary competition were draws at the CRFA Show, held from March 2 to 4...

Restaurant Servers Share Pet Peeves

It turns out, there’s a bucket list of bad behaviour exhibited by restaurant customers, so disgruntled servers and hosts vented their biggest pet peeves...

Toronto’s Real Sports Bar Hosts Interactive Gaming

TORONTO — The folks at the Real Sports Bar & Grill have partnered with global player TimePlay to offer interactive gaming, so sports fans...

Chef Creates Edible QR Codes

SAN DIEGO — Patrons of Harney Sushi in San Diego don’t have to wonder about the origins of the fish on their plate. In...

Interac Flash Premiers at McDonald’s Restaurants

TORONTO — Interac Flash celebrated a milestone by demonstrating the first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile debit transaction in Canada at a McDonald’s restaurant...

Investigating The Merits of Online Marketing

As 2012 draws to a close, 2013 dawns with renewed hope and optimism. It’s projected to be a year of “recovery” for the Canadian...