Restaurants Canada is the go-to resource for research and insights about Canada’s restaurant industry. We offer reports and tools to help our members benchmark their business results and stay on top of the latest trends.

FEATURED RESEARCH

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THE DISCERNING DINER:  WHAT CANADIANS WANT FROM THEIR FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE

Canadian consumers are more knowledgeable and connected than ever before – especially when it comes to food. This new report asks more than 900 Canadians about their dining out habits, giving you insights that will help you stay a step ahead of the competition.

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Learn how restaurateurs feel about sales and employment in the coming months, as well as what challenges are they facing. This quarterly survey, based on member responses, provides a new, forward-looking perspective on business conditions for our industry.

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CHRIS ELLIOTT, SENIOR ECONOMIST

Restaurants Canada’s Senior Economist Chris Elliott gives his take on what’s happening in the restaurant industry – from the economy to employment and sales to food costs.

RESTAURANTS CANADA RESEARCH REPORTS

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RESTAURANT OUTLOOK SURVEY

Learn how restaurateurs feel about sales and employment in the coming months, as well as what challenges are they facing. This quarterly survey, based on member responses, provides a new, forward-looking perspective on business conditions for our industry.

Note: The topline report is a free download, but detailed results (featuring tables by month, segment, and chains and independents) are available to participants only. Email us to join our survey panel.

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2016 FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS REPORT

Find out how you measure up with detailed financial data on sales, cost of sales, operating expenses and other important performance measures with results presented by type of restaurant and by province.

Free for members on our Member Portal (log-in required).

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CANADIAN CHEF SURVEY

Canada’s professional chefs reveal what menu items and cooking methods are hot in restaurant kitchens.

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2016 FOODSERVICE FACTS

Find out the latest foodservice statistics, trends and forecasts, and how they could affect your business in this annual, full-colour magazine.

Free for Restaurants Canada members!

Free for members on our Member Portal (log-in required).

Not a Restaurants Canada member? Join now or purchase this report in our bookstore.

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RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FORECAST

Featuring 40+ charts and tables, this five-year forecast of industry performance by segment and province is a ‘must have’ for operators planning for future growth.

Free for members on our Member Portal (log-in required).

Not a Restaurants Canada member? Join now or purchase this report in our bookstore.

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MONTHLY INFOSTATS AND FAST FACTS

These comprehensive reports update you on the latest monthly sales data by segment and by province.

Free for members on our Member Portal (log-in required).

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QUARTERLY FORECAST

A quarterly report that provides a two-year projection of foodservice sales by segment at the national level and a forecast of the latest economic indicators.

Free for members on our Member Portal (log-in required).

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RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FACTBOOK

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This pocket-size Factbook is a handy reference guide with vital statistics about Canada’s foodservice industry.

CONTENTS

CHAIN COMPENSATION SURVEY

Restaurants Canada conducts a confidential Chain Compensation Survey annually with its members, in collaboration with research and consulting firm Canadian Compensation Resources. The study is designed for human resources professionals in chain restaurant and foodservice companies, and covers cash and non-cash compensation for corporate, regional and store-level positions as reported by head office. Results are reported by city or region, as well as by quick-service, full-service, average check, and other key parameters. Every second year the survey also covers benefits programs. The survey is funded by participating companies and results are available only to participants. For more information please email us.

SPECIAL REPORTS

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CANADIAN INSTITUTIONAL FOODSERVICE MARKET REPORT

Up-to-date information on foodservice sales trends and market share in institutional settings, including health care, military, transportation, education, corrections, employee and remote foodservice. Published by fsSTRATEGY.

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THE DISCERNING DINER: WHAT CANADIANS WANT FROM THEIR FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE

Canadian consumers are more knowledgeable and connected than ever before – especially when it comes to food.  They also have more options and most consumers can access whatever they want, wherever they want it.  This new report, created in partnership with Brandspark International, asks more than 900 Canadians about their dining out habits, giving you insights that will help you stay a step ahead of the competition.

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RAISE THE BAR REPORT CARD

One of the biggest issues facing licensed restaurant and bar owners is the high price of beverage alcohol. Lack of wholesale pricing, poor selection and outdated regulations are hurting the customer experience in many provinces.

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CANADA’S RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

In August 2010, Kraft Foodservice Canada commissioned an Ipsos public opinion poll of more than 1,000 Canadians to find out what Canadians think about the restaurant and foodservice industry, and how it has affected their lives. This survey has given us an understanding of the Canadian perspective of the restaurant industry and the importance of the industry to economic activity and employment.

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RESTAURANTS CANADA’S SURVEY ON RESTAURANT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

See how restaurants are giving back to the community in this report based on a survey of Restaurants Canada members conducted in December 2011.

VIDEOS

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RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FORECAST VIDEO SERIES (2015 – 2019)

Meet our Long Term Forecast! If you’re interested in what’s to come in the Restaurant Industry, then join Restaurants Canada’s Senior Economist, Chris Elliott as he gives us a sneak peek preview of the economic climate in Canada in this short teaser.

If you’re interested in learning more, the full series is available here. Free for members!