Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
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Binghamton University alumnus Sung Kim heard the word on street food long before arriving at the upstate New York campus. 

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We combed through data from our College and University Census, Hospital Census and Long-Term Care/Senior Living Census for the most surprising variations in menu trends and expectations.
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The familiarity that turns a dish into comfort food can also stamp it as a boring choice. Here's how some operations are trying to put new fire into the gold standard of comfort...
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While the pickling process used to involve hours of sterilizing and boiling canning jars, chefs are finding that speedier methods can produce fresher-tasting results.
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The familiar roast beef sandwich, typically served with a cup of au jus for dipping, is showing up in a variety of forms in restaurants of all types.

 

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Operators are getting more creative with customization.

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Here are six ways to snag the attention of these discerning customers.

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Restaurants are taking eggs Benedict in new directions with unique ingredients and techniques. 

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From branded burgers to bacon, this season’s eats are angling for a sales touchdown.

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Chef-driven independent restaurants can be the launching pads for noncommercial menu trends. Could the next Sriracha be ready to take off?

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