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

Flanagan Food Show 2019: New Products, Presentation Insights, and Truckload Deals

Posted by Jackie Oakes on Apr 24, 2019 9:36:26 AM

Each spring, thousands of people gather at the Flanagan Food Show to visit, sample unique new products, network with industry leaders and get exclusive show deals on a selection of products.

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Featured, Flanagan Foodservice, Events

What Are Biodegradable Straws?

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 13, 2019 3:08:00 PM

A compostable straw option, biodegradable straws oxo-biodegrade rapidly after disposal and will subsequently oxo-biodegrade with no harmful residues. When discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen, the straws will achieve 60% oxo-biodegradation, decomposing into simple materials found in nature within 20 to 24 months.³

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant

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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Topics: Keep Up With Trends

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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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Maximize Profits

A Restaurateur's Guide to Instagram

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

317,865,626. That’s the number of #food hashtags globally on Instagram, rising minute by minute.*

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

Leveraging Skip the Dishes for Your Restaurant

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 25, 2018 12:00:00 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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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Maximize Profits

All Fired Up: This Summer's Hot Grill Trends

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 9, 2018 9:46:30 AM

There’s nothing like cooking over live fire to really ignite the taste buds, says RockWood Urban Grill corporate chef Lloyd Frank. “It brings out the natural flavours of anything you put on that broiler. We choose triple-A steaks, fresh salmon, and top quality ingredients,and when you throw them on that fire, it’s amazing what it does.”

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Keep Up With Trends

Our Favourite New Products from the 2018 Food Show

Posted by Jackie Oakes on Apr 27, 2018 10:07:00 AM

Each year our spring trade shows aim to inspire guests with exciting menu suggestions, new cooking techniques and more. Walking the show floor this year, I was truly inspired by all the products and presentations. Truly outstanding!

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Flanagan's annual Food Show has thousands of products from over two hundred National Brand vendors, great deals, and fresh ideas—all in one place.

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Topics: Keep Up With Trends, Maximize Profits, Ontario, Flanagan Foodservice

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