Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
maple syrup bottles

Maple flavors are making a splash at lunch and dinner, as well as in beverages.

wagyu lo mein

Steal these innovative food and drink ideas for your operation.

college students eating

From fried chicken dinners to cookies straight from the oven, these items have become huge hits on their respective campuses—making them the type of offering operators...

farmer boys chicken sandwich

When it comes to sandwiches, familiar condiments are getting revamped and emerging global flavors are taking the spotlight.

burger fries deluxe dining

Here’s how three operations draw diner interest with limited-time offers.

chocolate chip cookie dough

The nostalgic, no-bake treat is showing up beyond ice cream joints.

academy award cookies

No matter which film rises to the top at this year’s Academy Awards, the event's suspense creates the perfect occasion to gather diners together.

beef jerkey

A higher number of consumers say they are eating a variety of meat as snacks than did so two years ago. Here are three ways meat is upping snack sales.

coffee cup beans

Operations are bringing the charred foods trend to coffee.

cicis salad bar

While customization is an expectation for many of today’s diners, younger customers seem to prefer self-serve bars over made-to-order items.

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