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Innovative pizza chefs across Canada are letting their creativity shine as they experiment with colour-enhancing ingredients, nutrient-packed seeds, flavourful herbs and flour born of ancient grains.
Toronto – Some of the major trends predicted for 2016 aren't so much about the food we eat but about how we get it and how, and how much, we pay for it, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Washington – Locally grown produce, natural ingredients and chef-driven fast-casual concepts are among trends pinpointed by the National Restaurant Association in its latest forecast.
Vancouver – German pizza, or flammkuchen, is being cooked up at the Vancouver Christmas Market and its giving the better-known Italian kind a run for its money. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
New York – PETA has been working with businesses to expand their meat- and dairy-free options, and now there are 37 chains with locations in Canada and the United States that offer vegan-friendly pizzas. The Huffington Post reports. | READ MORE
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

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