Food In Canada

RC Show to address top industry challenges, trends

By Food in Canada Staff   

Food Trends RC Show Restaurants Canada

Even though we’d like to position the pandemic in our rearview mirror, several industries, including restaurants and foodservice are continuing to feel the long-term effects left behind from the last two years. Restaurants Canada is ready to address these issues at this year’s RC Show, Canada’s leading hospitality and foodservice expo, and offer solutions to tackle these challenges head-on.

From April 10-12, RC Show 2023, with its Heart & Hustle theme, will highlight an industry that has been challenged, survived, revived itself, and is now looking ahead to the future. The action-packed, three-day event will provide plenty of new revenue opportunities, lead the conversation in foodservice innovation, provide a platform to meet, get hands-on and gain valuable insight, address current issues, and provide solutions to strengthen business operations and keep doors open and thrive.

Here’s a taste of what trends and industry challenges you can expect to be addressed at this year’s RC Show:

  • restaurants are condensing menus and prioritizing multi-sensory experiences;
  • AI, robotics and technology play a huge role in the customer experience, as well as how the industry supports challenges such as new and/or inexperienced staff;
  • restaurants forced to branch out, bringing curated products directly to retail and offering in-home culinary and beverage experiences, as well as taking up profitable side hustles such as private dining clubs and more;
  • TikTok tastemakers are shaping trends that move into the real world, using their presence online to drive excitement back to the industry; and
  • the term Naturality takes centre stage with 80 per cent of Canadians who have made it a personal goal to be more sustainable when buying food, as well as the packaging their products come in.

To view the full report of 2023 industry trends, challenges and the brands and innovators providing solutions, please click here. For more information on the show, visit


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