Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
sandwich

Eateries are coming up with creative ways to offer the classic item at all meal parts. Here’s a sampling of what operators are currently offering. 

stollen

Operators are crafting excitement for celebratory menus. Here are four ways to generate excitement during holiday-season meals from operators who have had success. 

school lunch

School menus are seeing healthier and globally-influenced spins on classic dishes this season. Read on for a sampling of choices. 

sauces
Create international flavor with sauces. For inspiration, FSD talked to operators who are offering a range of condiments plucked from global regional cuisines.
side dishes
Here's what diners are looking for in entree accompaniments. Here’s what attributes consumers say are important when picking sides. ...
eggs
A university's new station hits on all dayparts. Loyola University Maryland took a new approach to all-day breakfast with an egg-focused concept. Here’s a sample...
Cracker Barrel breakfast

See which 10 chains are most meeting consumers’ morning cravings. The chains are ranked from in order of the percentage of diners who say the items are craveworthy.

winter table setting

Unique comfort foods are soon to be the stars of the menu on campus. Here are some menu items that will be making their debut on campus this winter.

butter chicken

Chicken entrees from Asia are particularly seeing an increase in menu mentions. Here are three chicken dishes seeing growth on menus, according to Technomic’s ...

winter food

A mix of healthy and comforting dishes are taking over healthcare menus as the weather turns colder. 

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