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

Step Up Your Sandwich

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Oct 24, 2017 10:45:38 AM

Sandwiches – like other versatile items such as salads, burgers, pasta and pizza – are constantly evolving to keep up with seasonality and trends. These appear on menus more often than any other dish.

As of 2017, sandwiches currently penetrate 71% casual dining , 74% midscale, and 69% fast casual operators, according to Technomic data.

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Tags: Keep Up With Trends, Menu Makeover

Getting Started 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

Top 5 Burger Condiments

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 14, 2017 2:00:56 PM

The leading burger condiment on Canadian menus is mayonnaise, followed by Caesar, mustard, relish and BBQ sauce. Upgrade your burger items with these slight variations to the most popular condiment.

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Tags: Keep Up With Trends, Menu Makeover, Recipes

The State of the Bottled Water Market

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 17, 2017 3:30:31 PM

In the last decade, consumers have been getting more and more conscious about their health, most importantly about what they eat and drink.

This increased consciousness highly reflects on their food and beverage buys. Not only does the public want healthier alternatives, but they are also looking for brands that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Gastropub Trends

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 12, 2017 10:30:43 AM

By definition, a gastropub (literally gastronomy + pub) is a pub, bar or tavern that offers meals of high quality. They're the perfect blend of casual atmosphere and quality food.

Though they've been around in Britain since the early '90s, gastropubs are relatively new to the North American scene.

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8 Reasons to Attend the Flanagan Food Show

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:22 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.

Register today for the Flanagan Food Shows on April 11 (Kitchener) and 25 (Sudbury)!

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

Our Ontario: Local Food

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 21, 2017 10:50:32 AM

Since the influential book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating was published in 2009, the idea of local food has been studied, refined, argued over and embraced. Whatever might be said about local food and the shapes it can take, the concept remains popular and has wide consumer appeal.

“This is not a trend. Local is here to stay,” says Phil Amaral, Territory Manager at Flanagan Foodservice, in defining local.

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Tags: Keep Up With Trends, Marketing Your Restaurant, Menu Makeover, Ontario, Canada

Top Pasta Proteins and Sauces

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 2, 2017 11:01:25 AM

Chicken is the most popular protein used by Canadian operators in pasta entrée dishes. It tops the list of proteins used in pasta dishes on Canadian menus.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends

Pizza: A Fresh Perspective

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 28, 2017 11:10:46 AM

Ancient food, blank canvas

At some point before recorded history, somewhere millennia ago, wet mashed up wheat - a rudimentary dough - was flattened and dropped on a very hot rock: it was the first flatbread, our original pizza.

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