Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
yuzu tart

With diners are seeking out less sugary treats, these three dessert flavors are making waves.

bowl breakfast granola fruit

Crafting intriguing new portable options could be just the thing to entice them. Here are four ways operators are thinking outside the breakfast burrito.

ruths chris steak house baton rouge

Chris Behr, head chef at the American Academy in Rome's Sustainble Food Project, shares solutions and top refreshers for chefs’ most common struggles with dry meat. 

meatloaf slices plate
Consumer interest is up for classic and comforting meat dishes like meatballs (16%), beef pot pie (26%) and meatloaf (12%) for dinner now compared to two years ago.
fries baked potato french fry

Read on for four recent variations on fries, a dish offered by 50% of limited-service concepts.

parker pie co pizza


lemon merenuge pie slice

Here are some tips for boosting orders on National Pi Day.

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.


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