Operations Report 2019

Benchmark your financial performance against similar operations with detailed data on profitability, cost of sales, operating expenses and other important performance measures. With rising operating costs and razor-thin profit margins, this report helps you quickly identify categories where you may need to cut costs in order to become more efficient and competitive.

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Based on data from Statistics Canada, this report has operating expense ratios for cost of sales, labour, rent and 15 other common expenses. The data are broken out by province and by segment (quick-service restaurants, full-service restaurants, caterers and drinking places).

Report Highlights
  • Operating revenue grew by 31% nationally from 2012-2017.
  • Operating expenses rose by 31%, also, during the same period.
  • Full-service restaurants saw growth in its pre-tax profit margin, but remains the least profitable category of foodservice on average.
  • Labour costs rose 5.7% from 2016 to 2017, the second-highest expense category.
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • National Highlights
  • Segment Highlights
  • Provincial Highlights
  • Industry Update: 2018 and 2019
  • Overview of Methodology
  • Operating Ratios by Segment and by Province
  • How to Analyze Your Performance
  • Definitions
  • Appendix: Questionnaire

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