Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
There’s a reason people call certain dishes comfort food. European classics like beef bourguignon and shepherd’s pie bring diners feelings of home, happiness, tradition and family...
From Turkish kabobs and Greek gyros to Mexican tacos, Asian sates and Indian flatbreads, street vendors the world over have forever been selling hearty snacks-to-go. Now Americans have more options...
There was a time when most beverage selections consisted primarily of carbonated sodas and a few off-flavor drinks,” says Chris Basmagy, assistant director of nutrition services at Wexner...
The popularity of the sandwich shows no signs of stopping, as operators move beyond old standbys and present consumers with ethnic flavorings, gourmet ingredients and toppings, and new carrier...
Deli salads are getting a makeover in non-commercial foodservice operations. The deli staples—chicken, tuna and potato—are being given new flavor profiles, and operators are...
Mention Southeast Asian cuisine, and Thai immediately comes to mind. It historically has been the “go-to” Asian cuisine after Chinese and Japanese, most likely because of the...
Before foodservice directors can plan menus and select recipes to fit those menus, they first need to get the lay of the land; specifically, to decide what trends will have the biggest impact on...
We at FoodService Director have long been committed to providing operators with ideas to do their jobs better, often by sharing ideas from within the industry. But we decided it was time to expand...
The breakfast segment continues to show impressive gains, with operators responding to consumers’ demands for bold flavors, healthful fare and portability. Mexican fare, such as breakfast...
With the farm-to-table trend sweeping the nation, people care more about where their food comes from today. This includes the bread category; selling only frozen from a vendor is no longer sufficient...

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