Let's Talk Turkey

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Dec 11, 2018 12:02:00 PM

It’s no surprise that the three most popular turkey items on Canadian menus are wraps, club sandwiches and burgers.

Although these favourite dishes are enjoyed by many, why not surprise your guests with a festive turkey dish that embraces the heartiness of the holiday season. 

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Get Seasonal, Recipes, Ontario

Meet Sandra Vos, Ontario Beef Farmer

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Dec 6, 2018 4:00:18 PM

Unlike many farmers, Sandra Vos is not only a first-generation farmer having purchased a farm that belonged to her uncle’s family in 2001, but as a trained nurse, Sandra is a farmer as her second career.

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Tags: Carve Premium Ontario Beef, Ontario

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Supreme

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Nov 2, 2018 11:40:00 AM

The simple, fresh flavours of sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, lemon, oregano, garlic and basil come together to create a special make-ahead entrée that will impress a variety of guests.  

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Tags: Recipes, Grille & Galley Gourmet

Fall Flavours

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 25, 2018 10:05:00 AM

With fall brings the feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts. The shift from warm to cool innately inspires dishes of comfort and depth. While flavour preferences and trends may not vary much from the summer months, main ingredients and their applications are a whole lot heartier.

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Tags: Keep Up With Trends

Boost Your Bottom Line with Pluck's Premium, Local Ingredient Teas

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 25, 2018 11:15:37 AM

“Tea lovers unite! Demand great tea!”

It’s a rally cry from Jennifer Commins for a restaurant beverage that is seeing growth – and still has great potential to boost margins. The Toronto-based Commins, who founded and operates Pluck Tea, has a childhood steeped in the calming, relaxing beverage.
 
“I had British parents who loved tea,” Commins says. “I drank four cups a day growing up." 

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Tags: Ontario, Ingredient Spotlight, Menu Makeover

Martin's Crispy Apple Chips

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 18, 2018 8:34:28 AM

Martin's Family Fruit Farm is pillar in the Waterloo Region community, known for their homegrown, orchard fresh apple varieties and passion for the apple industry.

Martin's always had a keen imagination. It was only a matter of time before they came up with a new way to enjoy their world-famous apples: a pure and simple idea to offer apples disguised as chips

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Tags: Recipes, Ontario, Ingredient Spotlight, Canada, Menu Makeover

Share Plates and New Tastes

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 17, 2018 1:55:00 PM

Your diners are looking for creativity and new taste sensations by sharing plates like tapas, cheese and dessert selections. Technomic reports that 47% of consumers who eat small plates strongly agree that they are more likely to try new flavours on small plates than in entrées.

According to the Canadian Snacking Nation 2016 study by Ipsos, more than two-thirds of all consumption occasions occur outside of traditional meals.

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Tags: Maximize Profits, Keep Up With Trends

Recipe: Argentinian Steak Sandwich

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 5, 2018 3:31:38 PM

This artisan steak sandwich, garnished with grilled peppers, provolone cheese and house-made chimichurri sauce, will steal the show.  

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Tags: Recipes, Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

How to Make Limited Time Offers Work For You

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 17, 2018 2:24:33 PM

Menu change can be daunting.

But using LTOs (limited time offers) can provide a culinary playground for adding innovation without the commitment. Successfully executing an LTO offers a potential sales lift of as much as 20%, and can bring back old customers while enticing new ones.

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Tags: Menu Makeover, Get Seasonal, Maximize Profits

A Restaurateur's Guide to Instagram

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 9, 2018 11:16:20 AM

288,372,072

That’s the number of #food hashtags globally on Instagram, rising minute by minute.* (It's actually risen by four million since our last count in November 2017.)

To say that Instagram’s food community is an impactful marketing channel for your restaurant business is an understatement. Restaurateurs need always to be thinking about how every element and square inch of their restaurant can be used to create their unique brand and be “Instagram worthy.”

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Tags: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

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