International cuisine was one of the cuisine types in Canada, along with American and Italian cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of International cuisine in Canada report, GlobalData analyses 351,220 menu items in Canada and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in Canada. According to the report, International cuisine makes up 21% of all restaurant types in Canada. Buy the report here.

Bread products was found to be the most-used ingredient in International cuisine featuring in 35% of menu items, followed by pork and cheese. Vegetables and egg were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and H1 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the International cuisine have risen by 0.08%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the International cuisine in Canada is expected to experience overall growth.

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within Canada foodservice market between 2022 and H1 2023. Of all the cuisines, Japanese cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while Thai cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of International cuisine price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in International cuisine menu prices during 2021-H1 2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, International cuisine menu items in Montréal became more affordable as compared to Toronto(Canada) and Vancouver(Canada).

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While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Canadian market, restaurant operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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