Recipe: Raisin and Pecan Baked Apples

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 18, 2017 10:00:54 AM

A comforting dessert during cool autumn days, this recipe is the perfect seasonal LTO.

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How to Make a Winning First Impression

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 6, 2017 10:30:37 AM

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how delicious the food is, how ambient the room looks or how reasonable the prices are; if a guest walks in and some small behaviour rubs him the wrong way, he may never eat there again.

Everyone knows someone who has walked out of a restaurant and stated, “I can’t believe what just happened - I’m never going back!”

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Social Media Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 10, 2017 2:31:57 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 hold on: 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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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Featured

Celebrating Food Day Canada: Interview with Anita Stewart

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 4, 2017 9:00:55 AM

Anita Stewart is an author and food activist, and for her service to and expertise in gastronomy – especially regarding Canadian cuisine – she has been named a Member of the Order of Canada as well as having been installed as Food Laureate of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Marketing Your Restaurant, Canada

Understanding the 7 Canadian Eater Archetypes

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:06 AM

Technomic has segmented consumers into seven varying Eater Archetypes to provide an industry-standard that ensures the proper psychological understanding and reflection of the foodservice consumer.

It’s not enough to understand just demographics of any particular segment, but also their values, motivations, and pain points when dining to generate deeper loyalty and more frequent usage of your operation among these archetypes.

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

Menu Engineering: Winning with Local

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 1, 2017 9:00:05 AM

Beautiful plate presentation, smooth operating kitchen staff, and consistent food sales are the dreams of every chef.

These days, however, guests are asking for much more than just "hot food hot" and "cold food cold," as the old adage goes. They want to know who cooked their food and where it came from.

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Tags: Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits, Menu Makeover, Ontario

Generate a New Revenue Stream with Skip the Dishes

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 25, 2017 12:00:45 PM

Skip the Dishes popped up as an online food delivery service in Saskatoon in 2013 and grew quite quickly until it was purchased by a similar British company, Just Eat, in 2016.

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

The Tea vs. Coffee Debate

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 12, 2017 11:45:45 AM

1. Tea has more health benefits than coffee.

Studies have shown that drinking tea may reduce a variety of diseases and health problems, thanks largely to the antioxidant catechin.

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Flanagan's Celebrates 40 Years of Business!

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 26, 2017 1:20:00 PM

The Flanagan story dates back to 1977 when Joe and Dee Flanagan opened Bob’s Surplus Food Outlet in Waterloo, Ontario. The retail store operated out of 5,200 square feet of space with three employees and 500 products.

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Flanagan's Annual Golf Tournament Raises $61,700 for We Care

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 23, 2017 10:00:05 AM

Fore!

On Tuesday, June 20, more than 200 golfers gathered at Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, Ontario to participate in Flanagan's 29th annual We Care Golf Tournament.

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