Chief Economist & Vice President, Research
As the Chief Economist and Vice President, Research for Restaurants Canada, Chris Elliott manages and produces a comprehensive research program that has made Restaurants Canada a leading source of information for and about Canada’s $95-billion foodservice industry. Chris tracks and analyzes key industry and economic indicators and translates them into member reports and publications. He also provides research to support Restaurants Canada’s lobbying efforts on issues that affect foodservice operators – from payroll taxes to food costs.
Chris has worked with Restaurants Canada for over 20 years, has a Bachelor of Arts and Master Degree in Economics and specializes in economic modeling and forecasting.
Since its founding in 1944, Restaurants Canada has grown to represent 30,000 businesses in every segment of the foodservice industry, including restaurants, bars, clubs, cafeterias, and contract and social caterers. Through advocacy, research, member savings and industry events, we help our members in every Canadian community grow and prosper.
2022 FOODSERVICE FACTS
Foodservice Facts is Canada’s most trusted foodservice industry research and insights guide.
RESTAURANT OUTLOOK SURVEY
Learn how restaurateurs feel about sales and employment in the coming months, as well as what challenges are they facing.
The Restaurant Expectations And Consumer Trends (REACT) survey was designed to provide more timely consumer trend data in order for the foodservice…
2021 Foodservice Facts
Foodservice Facts is Canada’s most trusted foodservice industry research and insights guide. This special edition of the Foodservice Facts looks at how foodservice operators are adapting to survive the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FORECAST
Featuring 40+ charts and tables, this five-year forecast of industry performance by segment and province is a ‘must have’ for operators planning for future growth.
MONTHLY INFOSTATS/FAST FACTS
These comprehensive reports update you on the latest monthly sales data by segment and by province.
A quarterly report that provides a two-year projection of foodservice sales by segment at the national level and a forecast of the latest economic indicators.
FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS REPORT
Find out how you measure up with detailed financial data on sales, cost of sales, operating expenses and other important performance measures…
Canada’s professional chefs reveal what menu items and cooking methods are hot in restaurant kitchens.
CHAIN COMPENSATION SURVEY
Restaurants Canada conducts a confidential Chain Compensation Survey annually with its members, in collaboration with research and consulting firm…
THE DISCERNING DINER: WHAT CANADIANS WANT FROM THEIR FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE
Canadian consumers are more knowledgeable and connected than ever before – especially when it comes to food. They also have more options…
What does the Restaurant Industry’s future hold? Our Senior Economist, Christopher Elliott gives us some key insights and forecasting…