Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
tables farm dinner

We asked members of FSD's Chefs' Council to talk about their most-attended dining days of the year, and what they do to make them special.

maple syrup bottles

Maple flavors are making a splash at lunch and dinner, as well as in beverages.

wagyu lo mein

Steal these innovative food and drink ideas for your operation.

college students eating

From fried chicken dinners to cookies straight from the oven, these items have become huge hits on their respective campuses—making them the type of offering operators...

farmer boys chicken sandwich

When it comes to sandwiches, familiar condiments are getting revamped and emerging global flavors are taking the spotlight.

burger fries deluxe dining

Here’s how three operations draw diner interest with limited-time offers.

chocolate chip cookie dough

The nostalgic, no-bake treat is showing up beyond ice cream joints.

academy award cookies

No matter which film rises to the top at this year’s Academy Awards, the event's suspense creates the perfect occasion to gather diners together.

beef jerkey

A higher number of consumers say they are eating a variety of meat as snacks than did so two years ago. Here are three ways meat is upping snack sales.

coffee cup beans

Operations are bringing the charred foods trend to coffee.

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