Trends
Chicago – Oktoberfest, ethnic niches and a workforce squeeze are among trends expected to make a big impact in Canada in the coming year, reports food research and consulting firm Technomic.
Oakville, ON – Tim Hortons, which was acquired late last year by the cost-cutting-obsessed 3G Capital Partners LP of Brazil, has been quietly piloting the removal of china cups and plates from some of its cafes, offering only disposable alternatives. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Competition for share of Canadian restaurant spending is heating up, thanks, in part, to an emerging category that’s attracting increasingly confident consumers in droves.  
The Canadian restaurant landscape is undergoing a sea of change, but pizzerias are in a great position to ride it out.
Los Angeles, CA – Ice-cream maker Coolhaus, which has ice cream trucks in Southern California, New York, and Dallas, as well as two brick-and-mortar locations in the Los Angeles area, have created a frozen dessert based on pizza. Munchies reports. | READ MORE
Washington, DC – 3D printing will eventually allow not only for ingredient or portion-specific customization, but also calorie-specific requests, say foodservice technology experts. The Washington Post reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Although alcoholic beverage servings in Canadian restaurants have declined by one per cent per year since 2010, craft beer and wine servings are up, according to the NPD Group, whose latest report offers strategies for upselling.
July 10, 2015, Chicago – More U.S. customers are sitting down and eating their meal in the restaurant than are carrying it out or using the drive-thru, reports The NPD Group. 
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
July 6, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – In the U.S. Midwest, particularly along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin, small family-run farms are turning their crops into pizzas. CNN reports. | READ MORE
June 22, 2015, Washington, DC – Fast-casual chain &pizza has launched &WINE, a pair of custom red and white wines designed to complement their pizzas and available by the glass and bottle.
June 18, 2015, Toronto – Falanghina, the signature white wine of Italy’s southern Campania region, is light, crisp and delicately fruity and floral, an eye-opening match for pizza margherita, The Globe and Mail food columnist writes. | READ MORE
June 16, 2015, London, U.K. – Canadian age 35 and under place a high priority on short-term rewards and are as likely to put extra dollars towards paying off debt as they are to dine out, says a report on Canadian spending from Mintel.
June 9, 2015, Dallas, TX – Building on the idea of Google's Cardboard, Pizza Hut, in its latest marketing campaign, has transformed a few limited edition pizza boxes into make-shift movie projectors. Phandroid reports. | READ MORE

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