Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
lotus root

What’s currently trending in independent restaurants may spark a menu idea for other types of operations.

get saucy

Keep your menu ahead of the curve by tapping into up-and-coming tastes.


See how flavor preferences break out among demographic groups.

game day

Operators share their Final Four picks for best fan food. 

carrot ginger
See what a school's mostly vegan cafe is serving up to students. ...
hearty breakfast

The signatures of later dayparts are making new waves in the morning.

Mac and cheese

Here's what commercial concepts have been cooking up so far this year. 

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.


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