Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
chef demo cooking saucing dish

These predictions grabbed our attention while looking through the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 culinary forecast.

ponderosa shrimp skewers

Offering surprising foods on skewers could catch diners' attention.

Clients are increasingly demanding nonalcohol bar options at company soirees, and they expect the craftsmanship afforded to a classic cocktail.
bahama breeze drinks

Millennials and Gen Zers are heavy drinkers—of nonalcoholic beverages, that is. Respondents in the 18-34 age group purchase drinks four times a week.

homemade meatloaf

Operators across the country are discovering that nostalgia sells.

upmc lemieux sports complex penguins

The players' training table inspires the menu at the cafes and concessions in the sports complex.

bien trucha

A look at the operations that are winning the hearts (and dollars) of America's taco lovers shows how the Mexican staple is keeping current.

variety sauces versatile restaurant

Breakout stars on menus range from all-American to ethnic flavors, light florals to indulgent fats.

green river left hand wonder

Festive beverages are getting customers in the door during the busy holiday season.

empire slice house pizza

Pizza may be a national staple, but its iterations are anything but uniform, with styles native to regions ranging from the Quad Cities to New Haven. As regional menu...


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