Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
ingredients baskets

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest foods and flavors emerging in commercial operations. Here’s a peek at some of the ingredients that could soon show up in...

candy gummies

Operators are sweetening sweets with candy garnishes and add-ins. From shakes blended with toffee bars to ice cream enveloped with cotton candy, here's some inspiration...

mini sandwich

A significant number of Firehouse Subs’ customers were looking for lighter alternatives to its sandwiches. With trends in mind, the company launched a small sub size.

woman ordering at restaurant

Making sure a dish is delicious and craveable is only a small part of the menu development equation. Here’s a look at what menu-making teams need to consider today. 

map with pin

The approach of keeping the menu local isn’t limited just to produce sourced close to home. Three operators share how they incorporate local specialties.

hispanic diners

Here are five findings from Technomic’s new Hispanic Foodservice Consumer Trend Report that reveal how operators can attract this demographic’s dining dollars.


Take stock of these troubleshooting tips from operators.

hawiian teriyaki burger

What’s trending on menus as we head into the second half of the year? Operators can expect the unexpected but shouldn’t ignore proven hits and customer favorites.

chipotle line taco assembly

See which factors truly make a taco that encourages guests to return.

coffee bean grounds

New takes on the beverage—and its flavor—are creating a buzz on menus.



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