Quarterly Forecast

This quarterly report provides a two-year projection of foodservice sales by segment nationally and a forecast of the latest economic indicators. Learn which segments have the strongest sales growth in the coming quarters, as well as the economic factors that pose a risk to that growth.

Latest Issue: Q2 2019

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Based on Restaurants Canada’s econometric model of foodservice sales, learn what the future holds for Canada’s foodservice industry. A forecast on menu inflation is also included.

Report Highlights
  • Canada’s commercial foodservice industry performed as forecast with sales advancing by 4.2% in Q1 2019.
  • Real sales, adjusted for menu inflation of 3.0%, improved to 1.2% growth in Q1 2019, following a 1.0% increase in Q4 2018.
  • The outlook for 2020 remains relatively unchanged with commercial foodservice sales forecast to climb by 4.5% to $78.6 billion.

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