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The Perfect Sammich

The sandwich generation - building the perfect sammie from bread to fillings

Canadians love their sammies. Nearly two-thirds of Canadian restaurant operators (63.6%) include sandwiches on their menus, according to Technomic. Sales data reveal diners adore their favourites, and there is also a big appetite for new temptations that go beyond the usual (think turkey club), while limited time offers help drive traffic.

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Diners are cozying up to sampler menus

The latest data from Technomic appear to confirm the popularity of sampler menus, especially those that include chicken, shrimp and cheese.

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Java Savvy

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!

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Global Thirst Quenchers

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.

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Over Easy

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.

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