According to the Coffee Association of Canada, coffee is the most commonly consumed beverage among Canadians. In fact, in 2017, 71% of Canadians, aged 18 to 79, consumed more coffee than tap and bottled water, tea, alcohol, milk beverages, juice, pop and other drinks. That’s a lot of joe!
Beverages aren’t just about thirst quenching anymore; they’re also about health and refreshment. Twists on tried and true drinks and global infusions are increasingly popular. Drinks are also morphing into meal supplements with protein additives, combined with healthy fruits, a trend being fuelled by the growth of fresh pressed juice bars.
Operators find new converts for breakfast, whenever, whatever and however
Restaurants have offered egg-focused brunch menus on weekends for years. And a number of eateries – notably diners – have made their name with their famous cheap but hearty all-day breakfasts. But the demand for breakfast all day, every day, is growing as customers clamour for new, interesting takes on traditional bacon and eggs, and they’re asking for breakfast in the afternoon, for dinner…and at all hours.
A proactive approach to your menu can increase profits by 5–15%.” So says Kevin Chipman, Menu Engineering Expert for Pratts Food Service. Kevin has logged more than two decades in the hospitality industry, including 10 years meeting with chefs, managers and owners of independent restaurants, hotels and bars to hone menu and marketing strategies. Here’s plenty of great advice.