With the 2013 Canadian Restaurant And Foodservice Association Show just a few days away, CHD Expert evaluates the Canadian foodservice market landscape, specifically focusing on the host city of Toronto, and it’s surge among independent restaurants.
When looking specifically at Toronto’s restaurant market landscape, chances are you will find a unique destination that will delight your taste buds. 65.6 percent of all restaurants in Toronto are Full Service Restaurants (FSRs), compared to the 34.4 percent of the city’s Limited Service Restaurants (LSRs). Independent restaurants have a strong presence among Toronto’s FSR segment, making up 93.4 percent of the city’s total FSR market. Toronto’s limited service market segment is made up of primarily chains, with only 23.3 percent of LSR restaurants being independent. By definition, Full Service Restaurants offer table service, whereas a Limited Service Restaurant does not have a wait staff.
When evaluating Toronto’s ‘fine dining’ menu type, approximately 7.5 percent of establishments fall into this category, which is significantly larger than the Canadian national average of 4.3 percent. This difference is similar to that of the “Coffee Shops and Tea Houses” segment, which make up 7.1 percent of Toronto’s landscape, compared to the national average of 4.5 percent. While both of these foodservice segments individually have small market shares against the field, the city of Toronto has shown that these types of restaurants play an important role in the makeup of the city’s foodservice scene.
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