Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
woman reading menu

A look back at the most fun and thought-provoking fare offered at chain concepts this past year.

seniors boomers dining

See how one chef satisfies the differing health and menu preferences of older residents and baby boomers.

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.

mocktail
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.

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