This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Restaurant companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Restaurant industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Toronto Restaurant Companies
Staffy is a new app that takes a radical approach to solving staffing challenges within the hospitality sector. By being the first in creating this new on-demand marketplace, we enable businesses to quickly and efficiently connect with skilled contractors to meet their immediate, short-term or long-term staffing needs.
For contractors, we provide the opportunity to instantly pick up shifts tailored to their skills, experience, and schedule.. .
ORTY helps quick service and fast-casual restaurants to deploy digital ordering, own delivery, and CRM, seamlessly built into a powerful restaurant management system. Results from existing customers demonstrate that around 10% of all dine-in and 60% of delivery orders shift to self-service within 2-3 weeks after launch.
All customers are being registered in a powerful CRM that is managing the retention, feedback collection and upsells via messaging apps in a semi-automatic mode. This lets restaurants build up a loyal audience and increase revenue by at least 20%.
Built for SMEs, ORTY is not only very easy to install and operate with but also do not require long-term commitments and upfront payments and allows restaurants to only pay as they go.. .
Steam Whistle focus is on making one beer – a premium Pilsner that Canadians can be proud of. They believe that world-class results require focus and concentration, so they developed a distinctive recipe for their single brand based on Europe’s renowned brewing standards .They use traditional brewing techniques and only four natural ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast – all GMO-free.
There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff.. .
TasteAway is a leading online marketplace for restaurant takeout and delivery. The business launched in Toronto in 2013 and connects local restaurants with customers by web applications that offer a better way to discover, order, and pay for takeout food orders.
The company has grown aggressively since inception to become one of the main Canadian players in the space, with efficient marketing, a cutting-edge platform and an ultra-lean infrastructure. TasteAway has aggressive plans to launch additional cities and also entering the broader food delivery space and logistics..
Freshii is a health casual restaurant concept that serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go. The brand mission is to help citizens of the world live better by making healthy food convenient and affordable.
With a diverse and completely customizable menu of salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, soup, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, frozen yogurt, served in a modern and eco-friendly environment, Freshii caters to every dietary need, preference and type of taste buds. Freshii operates hundreds of locations in cities and countries around the world..
Virtual Next is a developer of software that provides mobile payment and loyalty card services to businesses. It offers mobile-based store card services that help retailers, restaurants, spas, hotels, and online businesses to sell gift cards through their transactional or non-transactional websites.
Virtual Next was founded in 2011 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.. .
Nella Cutlery was established and has been serving the food industry since 1952. We import, manufacture, and distribute a full line of food service equipment and supplies used in food service businesses.
With many top brand names to choose from and a large selection of quality used equipment. We have supplied over 50,000 restaurants, supermarkets, and businesses across Canada.
Our showroom is open to the public, serving both B2B and B2C.. .
Founded in 2005, Redberry Group is one of the largest quick-service restaurant franchisees in North America with 134 restaurants consisting of 111 Burger King restaurants and 23 Pizza Hut restaurants. The Burger King locations represent 40% of all Canadian Burger King locations across Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.
Redberry’s Pizza Hut units are located in Alberta.. .
Gob provides you with a hassle free, simple, curated lunch delivery service. Our vision at Gob is to bring predictability to the restaurant industry and to simplify our customers lives with an on-demand food curation delivery service.
We text you with a new featured restaurant each day, offering 2 options. Simply reply A or B, and your order is placed.
Your meal is delivered straight to your office and the price includes taxes, delivery fees, and tips.. .
The Keg Royalties Income Fund
The Keg Royalties Income Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust. The Trust’s objective is to provide consistent monthly distributions to unitholders at the highest sustainable level, and the Trustees of the Trust review distribution levels on an ongoing basis to fulfill that objective.
The Trust pays distributions on a monthly basis to unitholders. The Trust is administered by its trustees and by the Keg Rights Limited Partnership (Partnership).
The Trust, through the Partnership, owns The Keg trademarks and other related intellectual property from Keg Restaurants Ltd. The Trust makes cash distributions to its unitholders of amounts received by the Trust pursuant to interest paid on the Keg Loan and the Notes and pursuant to distributions on the Trust Units, less estimated amounts required for the payment of expenses, any cash redemptions of Units and reasonable reserves.
The Keg GP Ltd. is the managing general partner of the Partnership and administrator of the Trust..
Stuck in cycle of “what should I eat?”. Afraid to try something new because it might suck? Hungry Belly curates a list of the most delicious dishes from the best restaurants in your local area.
Using Predictive analytics along with your personal food profile, we learn what you like and recommend you quality food that you will certainly love. We are your belly’s matchmaker..
Reunion Island Coffee
Reunion Island Coffee was founded in 1995. Its president, Peter Pesce, is a past Chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada and has played a key role in the development of the national specialty coffee market.
In a recent feature article, the Toronto Star referred to Peter as reputedly the best cupper in Canada Not only is Pesce a cupper (taster) par excellence, he is a walking encyclopedia of coffee facts, figures and esoterica Peter’s reputation is the result of over three decades of experience in sourcing, blending and roasting coffee for the high-end foodservice market. Building on this foundation, Reunion Island has expanded to serve the unique needs of hotel, retail and office coffee service operators.
We cultivate loyalty through consistency, flexibility, quick turnaround and virtually limitless variety. Our team of sales, marketing and operations professionals have decades of industry experience, allowing us to offer value-added services that secure long-term partnerships.
Our coffees are proudly served in fine restaurants, hotels, cafe’s and are available for your home and office too.. .
Local Grown Foods
Local Grown Foods tastes better. Their produce is harvested in the dark every day and delivered to hour customers about the same time as you get to work.
When produce from California, Mexico, and other places, the sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and everything loses vitality and flavor. Local Grown Foods is more nutritious.
Once harvested, produce quickly loses nutrients. Since they deliver the same day it’s harvested, their produce retains more of its nutrients.
Their produce ripens on the plant, not in the truck, so it looks appetizing. Even your kids will appreciate the difference.
Local Grown Foods promotes conservation. You know how far California, Mexico and other places are..
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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