Vegan barbecue and snacking with beer are among four food and drink trends we can expect to see this summer, according to a new international report from Mintel.
Toronto – While traditional meals such as lunch and dinner are by far the most likely occasions Canadian diners go out to eat, the country’s youngest consumers are driving interest in non-traditional times for dining out, according to new research from Mintel.
Toronto – The annual Chefs Survey's top 10 trends and top 10 up-and-coming trends were identified this week at a Restaurants Canada industry event.
Vancouver – Vancouver city council has voted to ban plastic straws and foam cups and takeout containers effective June 1, 2019 – six months earlier than initially proposed – making it the first municipality in Canada to ban the single-use disposable items. The Vancouver Sun/Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – A Toronto–based app connecting restaurants and bars to temporary workers will soon be expanding to the city's retail market, adding a new dimension to the growing gig economy — and raising questions about how to protect the workers who depend on it. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Denver, CO – Ardent Mills’ culinary team recently shared ideas for using premium flours and grains to add value to pizza.
Vancouver – Customers coming for the tasting menus at Vancouver's Cacao restaurant must pay upfront when booking online, the same way they would for a theatre performance, concert or hockey game. Will the trend catch on with diners? The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across the country as new research from Mintel suggests that more than half of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives, including one in five who claim to eat them a few times a week.
Mississauga, Ont. – Nearly two-thirds of Canadians take “cheat days” or “cheat meals” as part of their diet, and half of them crave pizza as a cheat meal, according to a survey conducted by Maru/Matchbook on behalf of Boston Pizza.
Toronto – Digital foodservice orders are growing dramatically, and restaurants can take advantage of this trend by targetting customers aged 20-40, offering deals and focusing on lucrative online dinner traffic, suggests new research by NPD Group.
Cincinnati, OH – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, which feature playgrounds and pizzerias among its amenties, has added its sixth campgrounds in Pouch Cove, N.L.
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