Social Media Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 1, 2019 2:31:00 PM

Don’t restaurateurs have enough on their plates?

From faltering economies to fickle diners seeking new food trends and tastes, restaurant owners and operators have enough to juggle without adding something called social media to the list. But it might be “because of social media” rather than “despite social media” that restaurateurs could see improvements to their bottom line.

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Featured

Fall for Autumn Brunch

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 29, 2019 10:31:00 AM

With a cooler breeze in the air, favourite fall flavours are back on restaurant menus. Though appetizers, entrées and desserts typically get the love when it comes to seasonally updating your menu, brunch offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new season.

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Recipes

Donate Surplus Food and Nourish Your Community with Second Harvest

Posted by Katrina Couto on Sep 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM

We live in a country that is rich in nutrient soil with incredible farming and safe food production practices. Still, 11 million metric tonnes of food is wasted in Canada annually. That works out to be almost 40% of all food produced in Canada. Not only does food in the landfill create methane gas—a leading cause of climate change—but 1 in 8 families in Canada currently struggles to put healthy food on the table.

Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, has been rescuing usable surplus food since 1985. To date, more than 140 million pounds of food has been recovered. It was Ontario’s ever-growing need to provide fresh, healthy food to hungry families that inspired Second Harvest’s innovative online platform,

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Topics: Maximize Profits, Business Operatons

8 Steps to Creating Your Restaurant Website on a Budget

Posted by Katrina Couto on Aug 18, 2019 4:45:00 PM

Creating a website and having a digital presence is essential to today’s business. Though building a site is an added task (and expense) to your already busy day, it truly is easier and more affordable than ever to share your menu with the world and let us know where to find you.

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Topics: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Technology

Be Part of the Change with the #FairKitchens Movement

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 27, 2019 4:09:11 PM

#FairKitchens is a movement to inspire a new kitchen culture. A positive culture means your staff will be stable, your team will be happy and productive, and your guests will receive the best quality offering your team can provide.

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Topics: Business Operatons

10 Undeniable Reasons to Love Wow! Factor Desserts

Posted by Katrina Couto on Jun 26, 2019 11:05:00 AM

Wow! Factor Desserts has been a valued supplier of Flanagan’s since 2006, and for more than ten years we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing their delicious desserts at our annual food shows.

These longtime customer favourites are just a few of their delicious and unique products:

Here are ten reasons we love Wow! Factor Desserts (and why you will, too):

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Canada, Featured

5 Ways to Minimize Loss by Maximizing Kitchen Waste

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 18, 2019 7:10:00 AM

More than $30 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year, and more than half of that waste happens as it is produced, processed, transported, sold, prepared and served, according to Ontario based consulting firm Value Chain Management International’s (VCMI) annual “Food Waste in Canada” report. But by reducing food waste, businesses can reduce operating costs by 15 to 20 percent and increase profitability by the equivalent of 5 to 11 percent.

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Topics: Maximize Profits

Beyond Sausage® by Beyond Meat®: What It Is and Why It Matters To Your Business

Posted by Katrina Couto on Jun 11, 2019 9:37:02 AM

Plant-based protein alternatives are not only trending, they’re now included on the Canada Food Guide. With suggestions on how to eat more protein foods that come from plants, Canadians are encouraged to plan a few meatless meals per week.

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

Meet the Cathcarts, Ontario Beef Farmers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 3, 2019 9:25:54 AM

When it comes to beef, you have high standards—and so do your customers. It's why, in 2017, we developed Carve Premium Ontario Beef.

We work with local farmers and processors to provide our customers with great tasting, AAA grade beef that is produced right here at home and supports our local communities.

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Topics: Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

Clear Coat vs. Fresh Cut Fries: Benefits and Advantages by Cavendish Farms

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 30, 2019 1:32:03 PM

Cavendish Farms is a family food company that puts pride and dedication into everything they grow and make. Their varied product lines include clear coat, fine coat, and fresh cut fries; medallions; breakfast potatoes and more.

Cavendish is breaking down the advantages and benefits of both fresh cut and clear coat fries. Each option has low operating costs, consistent quality and taste, and the "crispy" factor—the #1 attribute of a great French fry.²

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight

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