Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
vegetable scraps kitchen waste trash

Operators are giving food scraps and rejects a second life on menus.

vegetables basket

How diners are driving demand for veggies on menus.

valentines day heart coffee

After tantalizing diners with the warm comforts of FoodService Director’s Netflix and Chili pairings this fall, it’s time for a sweeter offering for a great Valentine’s...

breakfast egg tomato

Operators are crafting menus and service styles that take the boring out of breakfast.

fresh fruits world map

Local favorites like half-smokes and finger steaks may not be well known outside of their home markets, but that could change.

raw meat butcher

Diners show willingness to eat a variety of less-common cuts, according to new Technomic research.

peach cobbler pan

In recent years, operations have spotlighted down-home classics like po’boys, buttermilk biscuits, brisket and fried chicken (and fried chicken again, and again). Now...

ingredients table food

To menu 2017's top trends, no foodservice kitchen should be without these items.

homemade meatloaf

Foodservice operations are motivated by down-home, affordable and operationally efficient meatloaf.

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Taking customization even further, operations are handing over even more control to customers with both build-your-own and cook-your-own stations.

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