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June 19, 2019

Equipment Replacement Incentives

Canadian small businesses are the fabric of our economy. At Econolease, although foodservice is our bread and butter(pun intended) we do go beyond financing restaurant projects. […]
June 19, 2019

What Is A Lease?

What is a Lease? Do I have to give my oven back after leasing it? No, you do not have to give your equipment back at […]
June 19, 2019

Not in food service? We’ve got you covered.

Working in food service financing has been such a treat. Mom and pop shops, huge national and chain accounts and everything in between. We get to […]
June 19, 2019

It’s Not The Size, It’s How You Use It!

I was out to dinner the other night with a few friends, one of whom was new to the group. When he asked what I did […]
June 19, 2019

Five Dining Trends for 2019

With the New Year comes new opportunities for your restaurant. As the year changes so do trends and habits. The following trends were observed by BENCHMARK®’s […]
June 19, 2019

What you Need to Know When Selecting a Finance Company

Learning what you need to know when selecting a finance company for your Restaurant Business can help keep your business in the food industry on track. […]
June 19, 2019

Small Business Alternative Lending

In the world of small business alternative lending, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming trapped in debt for years. Understanding […]
June 19, 2019

New Start-Up Restaurant Financing

Whether opening a new restaurant or updating a kitchen to accommodate a growing clientele, food service industry equipment leasing and renting could be the solution you’re […]
June 19, 2019

Food Service Industry Equipment Leasing and Renting

Whether opening a new restaurant or updating a kitchen to accommodate a growing clientele, food service industry equipment leasing and renting could be the solution you’re […]
June 19, 2019

A Restaurant Equipment Calculator is an Excellent Tool!

Equipment Finance Calculator There are so many elements that go into running a successful restaurant. Hiring staff, designing the room, dealing with food and safety regulations, […]
June 19, 2019

The Cost of Opening a Restaurant in Toronto

Tabulating the Cost of Opening a Restaurant in Toronto  There are so many details that must be considered when starting up a new restaurant. Calculating the […]
June 19, 2019

Sourcing and Financing Commercial Restaurant Equipment in Canada

Sourcing and Financing Commercial Restaurant Equipment in Canada Sitting in a candlelit restaurant, crisp white linen on the table, hot, luscious meals served by charming waiters, […]
June 19, 2019

The Best Finance Lease Companies in the GTA

Finding the Best Finance Lease Companies in the GTA – Helping the Food Industry Meet their Goals Anyone who has worked in the food service industry […]
June 19, 2019

In the Restaurant Business the Benefits of Equipment Leasing are Numerous

In the Restaurant Business the Benefits of Equipment Leasing are Numerous For a restaurant owner, kitchen equipment is the single most important investment he or she […]
June 19, 2019

The Advantages of Financing Equipment: Don’t buy, Lease!

The Advantages of Financing Equipment in the Restaurant Business Bringing people together over great food while making meaningful connections is what the restaurant business is all […]
June 19, 2019

Working Capital Loans for Restaurants Can Make Economic Sense

Working Capital Loans for Restaurants  Think of it: a busy restaurant, filled with happily chatting customers. Beautifully plated dinners flowing out of the kitchen, hot and […]
June 19, 2019

What You Need to Know About Running a Successful Restaurant : A Brief Overview

What You Need to Know About Running a Successful Restaurant  The restaurant business is known for being challenging, but it can also be highly creative and […]
June 19, 2019

Financing Restaurant Equipment

So you have a dream. A dream of opening a restaurant, nothing too flashy, someplace warm and welcoming, with food that tastes like a little bit […]
June 19, 2019

Looking for New Kitchen Equipment? Use an Equipment Lease Calculator to Your Advantage

One of the biggest investments restaurant owners will make is purchasing kitchen equipment. It’s important not to trying to scrimp in this department. A second-hand oven […]
June 19, 2019

Financing for Opening a Restaurant

If you plan on opening a restaurant, you’ll be faced with countless decisions. For budding entrepreneurs, finding financing is often cited as being the most difficult […]
June 19, 2019

Lending for Start-up Businesses

Financing a new business is often cited as being the most difficult aspect. Infrastructure, interior design, storage, equipment, operating expenses, and overhead costs will all need […]
June 19, 2019

Attaining Franchisee Financing

Opening a restaurant is an exciting time. One of the most difficult aspects of getting a franchise off the ground is attaining financing for working capital, […]
June 19, 2019

Buying or Renting Restaurant Equipment in Canada

When it comes to setting up a new restaurant or renovating an older space, you’ll have countless decisions to make. One of the biggest often revolves […]
June 19, 2019

Renovating my Restaurant with the Right Lender

“I’m renovating my restaurant and don’t know where to get financing.” It’s a statement uttered frequently by those in the industry. Whether renovating a restaurant you […]
June 19, 2019

Financing for Opening a Restaurant

If you plan on opening a restaurant, you’ll be faced with countless decisions. For budding entrepreneurs, finding financing is often cited as being the most difficult […]
June 19, 2019

Leasing, Renting or Both?

With so much focus on equipment leasing and renting in the food service industry these days, business owners have never had as much choice as they […]
June 19, 2019

Secret Lands Farm | Econolease Spotlight Series

In 2013, the Burovs decided it was time for a change of pace. They wanted out of the city life. So, of course, they bought a […]
June 19, 2019

Tony & Claudia’s Market | Econolease Spotlight Series

After working at a supermarket chain for years Tony Cornacchia knew what customers wanted when they were grocery shopping. On a trip to San Francisco with […]
June 19, 2019

Your Next Restaurant Could Be In A Shipping Container

When creating a restaurant there are many variables that can change even after your restaurant opens. When certain items on the menu aren’t working you can […]
June 19, 2019

Magen Meats | Econolease Spotlight Series

With expanded global commerce and economies of scale at grocery stores, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get meat and poultry when and how they […]
June 19, 2019

How to Make the Perfect Latte With Barocco Coffee Company

Barocco coffee company are coffee roasters in Mississauga focusing on exceptional quality coffee blends and limited edition single offerings. They utilize traditional roasting methods honed in […]
June 19, 2019

Rag Doll Eatery | Spotlight Series

She started as a bus girl in the industry 25 years ago. Since then, she has filled every role from bartending to management. Now pushing 50 […]
June 19, 2019

Wilson’s Haus Of Lechon | Spotlight Series

The dream was realized in Cebu, a province in the Philippines where Wilson Martinito worked with his siblings at a restaurant called Four Brothers. They served a local […]
June 19, 2019

Making The Perfect Salad With Mandy Wolfe

As consumers look for healthier lunch options, salads have seen growing in popularity. 45% of consumers who order a salad at restaurants say they feel healthier […]
June 19, 2019

Blondies Pizza | Spotlight Series

A little pink box-shaped building sticks out like a sore thumb on Dundas street east in Toronto. But unlike a sore thumb, it’s all good times […]
June 19, 2019

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads | Spotlight Series

A shoebox closet, a three foot counter, a toy cash register and an IKEA fridge. That’s all Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe had when they started Mandy’s […]
June 19, 2019

Hale Coffee Roasters | Spotlight Series

In English, hale means strong, robust, vigorous, and bouncy. In Arabic, it means cardamom, which is added to coffee as a cultural practice that is synonymous […]
June 19, 2019

Blazing Kitchen | Spotlight Series

Lights. Camera. Eat! Blazing Kitchen has been feeding the people that make your favourite movies and tv shows since the 1990’s. Donny Blais, the chef and […]
June 19, 2019

Beach Hill Smokehouse | Spotlight Series

Meat-eaters rejoice! There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to barbecue and it’s Beach Hill Smokehouse. Their style is influenced by central-Texas where the […]
June 19, 2019

Das Brezel Haus | Spotlight Series

Das Brezel Haus in Downtown Brampton wants to redefine what you know about pretzels. Dirk opened the shop with his wife Yvette to share their wide […]
June 19, 2019

Turn stumbles into success! | Ask The Experts

Our expert: Laurie HillesheimCompany: Birch BistroPosition: Owner  What advice do you have for someone who wants to open their own restaurant?If I was to give advice to a new […]
June 19, 2019

KOA Natural Foods | Econolease Spotlight Series

While on one of her morning jogs, Mariam Ekram wanted to power up with a snack. She wasunsatisfied with her options and had a burning desire […]
June 19, 2019

Birch Bistro | Econolease Spotlight Series

Beef Bourguignon, Fresh fish, and Mussels are just a few of the classic French dishes that can accompany your delicious glass of wine at Birch Bistro. […]
June 19, 2019

Nomad Chef Food Truck | Econolease Spotlight Series

Chef Rabih Abouhalka travelled the world for 15 years gathering spices, flavours, and aromas. His nomadic lifestyle coined him the name the nomad chef and there’s […]
June 19, 2019

Dunk’n Dip | Econolease Spotlight Series

Dunk’N Dip restaurant and chocolate lounge was a concept dreamed by Moutaz Al Khatib. It all started with the chocolate fountain “the idea was a dessert […]
June 19, 2019

Social Media Tips & Avoiding Bad Publicity | Ask The Experts

Our expert: Justin ButlerCompany: Eva’s Original ChimneysPosition: Owner  Toronto’s food scene has exploded in recent years with the help of social media. No one knows this better than Justin […]
June 19, 2019

CASA Manila | Econolease Spotlight Series

“The Filipino’s are the third largest ethnic group in the GTA. But, try and think of a good Filipino restaurant with authentic cuisine that’s made with […]
June 19, 2019

Ah-So Sushi | Ask The Food Service Experts

Ah-So Fine Foods or “Ah-So Sushi” is a family operated business that thinks globally. After providing delicious sushi in a sit-down restaurant setting for decades they […]
June 19, 2019

Eva’s Original Chimneys | Econolease Spotlight Series

Toronto’s food scene has exploded in recent years with the help of social media. No one knows this better than Justin Butler, the owner of Eva’s […]
June 18, 2019

CREPE T.O. | Econolease Spotlight Series

Crepe T.O. is a gourmet Creperie in Toronto that aims to bolster the city’s crepe scene. As owner, Reza Zarafshan says “We noticed a lack of […]
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