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Top restaurant soups

Supporting increased consumer interest in Asian cuisines, Technomic’s MenuMonitor finds that Asian soup is the top type of soup by a significant margin. Popular flavours in these offerings are coconut, lemon, spicy, miso and lemongrass. Second on the list, soup of the day is a popular option on Canadian menus,…

Add popular chicken entrees to your menu

Top Chicken Entrees Flavours of various ethnicities are not only proliferating on menus, but are becoming an increasingly popular choice among diners. Looking at chicken entrees specifically, we can see that Asian is the most common variety of chicken dish on Canadian menus, by a significant margin. Varieties like sweet-and-sour, ginger, tandoori and…

Most popular side dishes on Canadian menus

Breads, by a slight margin, are the leading side dishes on Canadian menus, according to Technomic MenuMonitor data. Looking closer, we can see that options like bread sticks, garlic bread and toast are popular. However, we are also seeing non-traditional breads like naan, roti, pita and kulcha proliferate. Also on…

Popular Asian bowl ingredients

Chicken is the top ingredient in Asian bowl entrees, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. This protein lends itself well to a variety of sauces and flavours, such as curry, soy sauce, teriyaki and sweet-and-sour. Chicken is also commonly known and enjoyed by consumers, making it a safe bet on menus. Acting…

Top appetizer types on Canadian menus

Soup, by a significant margin, is the leading type of appetizer on Canadian menus, according to Kristin Menas of Technomic. Looking further, the fastest-growing soup varieties are consomme, pho and ramen, indicating an increasing interest in authentic soups from a variety of cultures. Next, we see non-breaded proteins on the…

Leading fish entrees on Canadian menus

Leading Fish Entrees Salmon is among the top fish entrees on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. Frequently billed as a healthy option, salmon easily adapts to a variety of flavours, ranging from Southern barbecue to Asian teriyaki to Indian tikka. Alternatively, fish and chips is also a popular…

Top entree salads

Top entree salads Specialty salads are the leading type of entree salads on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. This type of salad allows a concept to differentiate their menu from that of competitors, offering up unique flavours and ingredients created specifically with customer preferences in mind. Specialty salads…

Top Breakfast Entrees

According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database, egg dishes are the leading type of breakfast entree on Canadian menus. Among these listed egg dishes, some of the most popular varieties include eggs Benedict/Florentine, vegetable omelettes and skillets. Many menus also offer customizable egg dishes, such as eggs served any style or create-your-own…

Top Flavours in Non-alcohol Frozen Beverages

Tropical flavours proliferate in non-alcohol frozen beverages on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor. Fruits like banana, mango and pineapple take the top three spots on the list of leading flavours. The rich, creaminess of banana lends itself well to fruit smoothies and chillers and pairs with almost any other…

Top Types of Burgers

Specialty burgers are the leading type of burger on Canadian menus, according to Technomic MenuMonitor data. These types of burgers allow operators to spotlight culinary creativity, differentiate their menu from competitors and cater more directly to their clientele’s preferences. While some concepts focus on classic, simple burgers, others are built…