Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
Aramark super bowl
Aramark is serving up Minnesota specialties along with Patriots’ and Eagles’ tribute food. ...

They're adding their own spins to this diner-favorite dish. 

pork cracklins

Operators are finding ways to balance higher pork costs with increased demand for the protein.


FSDs spill on cost-effective protein they're loving right now.

soup bar

Operators share innovative ways to excite winter-weary customers.

vegan food

College operators share students’ favorite vegan offerings


Operators are menuing dips that they hope will be a slam dunk with diners. 

to-go meals
Portable items continue to be a top priority.
egg nog

Winter beverages spotlighting mint, mocha, eggnog and berries are commonplace as limited-time offers and at holiday events. So what’s newly trending this season?  

menu trends

These eight food and drink forces shaped menus this year.


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