Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
ugly vegetables produe

Vegetable scraps and imperfect produce are getting creative menu treatments rather than being tossed into the trash.

pho bowl

Last year, Oberlin College landed in the news for botching ethic food. It's a challenge other operators are confronting too, often tapping patrons for inspiration...

craft beer flight

San Francisco restaurateur Charles Phan plans to serve beer and wine, and depending on liquor licensing, perhaps cocktails as well at his new college cafe.

callies hot little biscuit

A review of the trends likely to reshape menus in the months ahead reveals some fun and out-there currents. Here's a sampling.

ameritrade park omaha
College and University menu and flavor trends FoodService Director saw at the College World Series in Omaha.
catering sandwiches

Catering racked up $52.3 billion in 2015, and 64% of off-premise dollars were spent at restaurants, according to Technomic’s Catering Insights Report. Here's how to get a...

river roast whole chicken

Operations are stretching the familiar bird in fresh ways to offer versions that are neither ho-hum nor the usual “crispy” variety. Consider it a new kind of rubber...

cia menus of change
The ambitious goals of promoting health and helping the planet can be pursued in small steps, speakers agreed during the three-day conference on wellness and sustainability. Here are some of the...
quicken loans arena
FoodService Director takes a sneak peek behind the scenes at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, where logistics for the Republican National Convention have been coming together for more than a year.
pret a manger salad
Offering ready-made composed salads can cut down on waste, save labor, speed the line and increase fresh grab-and-go items. It can also control costs.

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