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Treat Children Like The Special Guests They Are

For families with young children, eating at a restaurant that caters to a family-friendly atmosphere can make the difference between a relaxing evening and a stressful situation. When picking a place to dine for the whole family, parents need to consider establishments that can accommodate food alle

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Deck The Halls!

Deck The Halls! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! As our patrons point their proverbial sleighs towards their favourite eateries we need to be sure we are ready to welcome all with the best the season has to offer. Is your establishment ready to take full advantage of all the opportunities the ho

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Cheese Boards, The Perfect Menu Addition Anytime Of Year!

Cheese boards are extremely versatile. They can be offered as an appetizer or as a dessert and when you accompany with sweet or savoury additions they make a very appealing option on any menu!   To prepare the perfect cheese board, be sure to offer a variety of contrasting flavours, colou

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Power Up Your Profits With Specialty Beverages!

Holiday’s are the time of year we all seem to treat ourselves! Instead of going for the old staple, customers are easily tempted to spend a few extra dollars on little festive indulgences. Like trading a medium dark to a decadent with whipp and a drizzle! Easily tempted by a ho-hum(bug) hot

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Don’t Fall Into A Menu Rut!

The success of any restaurant is its menu. While an awesome location, a cool name, or eclectic décor may be a great hook to attract new customers, it’s the food that keeps them coming back! As the glorious glow of summer begins to fade and temperatures start to dip, patrons desire for heartier

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Little Bites, Huge Hit!

How often do your customers pass up on dessert offerings when asked “would you care to see our dessert menu”? Much as they would like to finish off their wonderful meal with sweet treat, more often than not they take a pass. They just don’t have room for that big slab of double-chocolate layer

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Customers Craving Customization

Today’s empowered customers have increasingly high expectations for customization. They’re wanting more control over their food purchases than ever before.  This trend is rapidly reshaping the foodservice industry.   Whether the driving force for this trend is the importance of diet,

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Instagram worthy fancy soft serve!

Not to be confused with the well-loved, time-tested curl-capped cone, this new trend of fancy flavoured upscale soft-serve is going main stream growing from its humble artisanal beginnings! These delicious flavour concoctions are the perfect receptacle for eye-catching toppings making them all th

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It’s time to dust off the patio and freshen-up the menu!

With the winter months behind us, patrons are inevitably looking forward to longer summer days and warmer summer nights!  Guests are eager to explore new menu options. This is a good opportunity to test out the viability of a new summer menu or a specific promotion to entice new diners to your esta

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The shrinking dayparts

As customers continue to expect varied menu options across all dayparts, for instance the growing popularity of the all-day breakfast, the lines between traditional day-parts is becoming increasingly blurred. Lunch and dinner menus are quickly melding into one and breakfast menus are rapidly grow

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This is Gay Lea Foods

Canadian dairy co-operative celebrates 60 years with a modern new look that sets the stage for further growth and innovation Mississauga, Ontario - (January 23, 2018) Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited ("Gay Lea Foods") today unveiled a modernized new logo and website reflective of its future out

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Delicious compound butter made with Gay Lea

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Patrons are much more generous during the holidays!

They are far more inclined to go to restaurants to celebrate with co-workers, friends and family during this festive time. We need to make sure we are taking full advantage of every opportunity to attract customers with fresh ideas. - Here are 4 excellent opportunities to increase your restauran

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Pair cheese with veggies for trendy fall dishes

Cauliflower rice. Spiralized sweet potato noodles. Portobello burgers. Zucchini ribbons. Restaurant plates are changing; vegetables are emerging as features on once meat-centric plates. According to research by Technomic, vegetable-based entrées have increased 15% on Canadian menus over the

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Mouth-watering mocktails with a twist

The food trend jury is in. The result? Cocktails are out, mocktails are in. Shake (or stir!) up your drink list with these hand-crafted mocktails. Choose a signature drink for Mother’s Day or list them on your menu all year ‘round. Iced Chocolate Espresso Sweet, chocolatey and extra satisfying

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Shelf life: help your dairy products last longer

Dairy products are high maintenance, in that they need to be stored in a certain way. Too warm and they spoil, too cold and they lose flavour. So what’s the best way to keep your dairy products fresh and flavourful, especially when they’re purchased in bulk? Our resident chef, Chef Darryl Fle

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