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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

Recipe: Mini Lobster Rolls

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 31, 2018 4:01:50 PM

Classic New England summertime fare, lobster meat is mixed with mayonnaise, seasoning, and diced celery for a light and flavourful sandwich.

This lobster mixture can also be used as a salad topper!

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Tags: Recipes

Recipe Deck: Rootham Gourmet Preserves

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 19, 2018 9:37:01 AM

With a focus on using Ontario ingredients, Rootham Gourmet Preserves partners with farmers in our community to source as much local produce as possible. 

Browse our collection of Rootham Gourmet recipes featuring the chutneys, dressings, jams and jellies from this local, family-owned business, and purchase their products from our own Flanagan Market.

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Tags: Recipes, Flanagan Market, Ontario

The Last (Plastic) Straw

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 17, 2018 3:08:00 PM

It’s estimated that Canadians use more than 50 million plastic straws every day (typically for only a few minutes). ¹ These straws then live in landfills and in the earth’s oceans for hundreds of years. More than 330,000 pieces of plastic waste were picked off of 2,800 kilometers of Canada’s shoreline in 2017, including more than 15,000 straws.²

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Keep Up With Trends

Recipe: Canadiana Burger

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 12, 2018 8:47:00 AM

Tender and juicy prime rib patties are complemented with peameal bacon, maple-glazed onions, grainy Dijonnaise and smoked Cheddar cheese to create a truly Canadian burger. 

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Tags: Grille & Galley Gourmet, Recipes, Canada

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