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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…

Top Types of Dessert Baked Goods

According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor, chocolate cake is the leading type of baked good on Canadian menus. Operators can put their own specialty mark on this classic dessert with the use of quality chocolate, fruit or nut flavour infusions and sides of unique ice cream. For example, Fox & Fiddle offers…

Top Healthy Claims on Menus

Top Healthy Claims on Menus According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor, “gluten-free” is the leading health claim on Canadian menus, appearing 1,956 times. Operators are expanding the gluten-free options they offer on menus to appeal to health-focused diners in addition to diners with dietary restrictions. Restaurants are serving up gluten-free varieties of…

Top flavours in chicken entrees

Garlic is the leading flavour spotlighted in chicken entrees on Canadian menus, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. Garlic is a diverse flavour, appearing in everything from Mediterranean to Asian chicken dishes. This pungent ingredient is flavouring chicken in rubs, marinades and sauces. We are also seeing minced or roasted garlic…

Top flavours in pork entrees

Barbecue is the leading flavour spotlighted in pork entrees on Canadian menus, according to MenuMonitor data. In recent years, we have observed an increased interest in regional American barbecue with sauces, dry rubs and preparations inspired by everywhere from St. Louis to Memphis to North Carolina. Many of these styles…