Building Block Associates supplies foodservice operators with more than just quality, locally grown and sourced supplies for their menus. The Toronto based supplier also prides itself on helping independent foodservice operators remain competitive and communicate better with their customers.
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Research has shown that 60% of restaurants will fail within the first 3 years. This is due to many factors, but high food costs and lack of brand awareness are cited by foodservice operators as the main two reasons for this high failure rate. If those odds weren’t enough, Independent foodservice operators now have to deal with a weaker Canadian Loonie and higher food prices on many staple ingredients including meat which saw a 5% increase in 2015, and is expected to increase another 4.5 per cent in 2016 according to The University of Guelph’s annual food cost report in 2016.
The independent foodservice operator of 2016 is being faced with a new series of challenges not seen by previous operators in past years. It is more important than ever for independent operators to be able to differentiate themselves, generate brand awareness and manage rising food costs to better generate profits. This juggling act must be maintained while competing against large chain restaurants and other independent operators.
Although larger corporate backed restaurants, bars and cafes can afford to generate awareness for their brand with big budget TV, print and radio ads. The same cannot be said for many independent operators who are seeing high food costs eat into what little marketing budget they do have. Building Block Associates seeks to do more for independent foodservice operators by also providing them with integrated restaurant solutions.
The companies secondary services will give foodservice operators easy access to much needed services such as in-house/online marketing and food costs management. These services and more can be accessed by foodservice operators under the Building Block Associates roof.
"With these solutions we are helping to level the playing field and give independent foodservice operators a fighting chance against the larger corporate backed chains".
About Building Block Associates (BBA)
Building Block Associates passion for the foodservice industry started with our CEO and Founder, Dwayne Reno. Dwayne learned about the foodservice industry from his mother who was a chef and restaurateur. His previous foodservice experience, love for good food and his marketing background has since energized him to start Building Block Associates. The companies vision is to help foodservice operators remain competitive and communicate better with target audiences.
“The foodservice industry has changed over the past few years,” says Dwayne. “Customer are more educated about the food they consume and are using search engines and customer review sites to help them make buying decisions more than any other customer in recent years” he also added.
The companies’ customers benefit from a one stop shop integrated supplier buying experience. Foodservice operators can get other valuable restaurants services such as food cost management, in-house and online marketing solutions from the same company they buy their supplies.
Building Block Associates offers a wide selection of supplies including fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, exclusive and supply partner brands. Furthermore the company works with a list of trusted Canadian food manufacturing, distribution and food technology companies.
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