Restaurant Outlook Survey

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

Latest Issue: Q1 2019

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The Restaurant Outlook Survey report is compiled from responses to a quarterly survey sent to participating industry operators across Canada.

Report Highlights
  • 79% of quick-service restaurants and 65% of table-service restaurants agree third-party delivery apps/websites have led to incremental sales for their business.
  • The average table-service restaurant will increase menu prices by 3.3% over the next 12 months. Menu prices are expected to increase by 3.5% at quick-service restaurants, and 3.6% for all other foodservice.
  • Despite recent growth in off-premise traffic at restaurants, nine in 10 operators agree Canadians will continue to place importance on social dining experiences at restaurants over the next five years.
Interested in participating in the Restaurant Outlook Survey?

Restaurants Canada encourages foodservice operators to participate in the Restaurant Outlook Survey to ensure results continue to be an accurate representation of our industry. Contact Chris Elliott at to receive the next survey. All participants get a FREE copy of the full report!

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