Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
homemade meatloaf

Operators across the country are discovering that nostalgia sells.

upmc lemieux sports complex penguins

The players' training table inspires the menu at the cafes and concessions in the sports complex.

bien trucha

A look at the operations that are winning the hearts (and dollars) of America's taco lovers shows how the Mexican staple is keeping current.

variety sauces versatile restaurant

Breakout stars on menus range from all-American to ethnic flavors, light florals to indulgent fats.

green river left hand wonder

Festive beverages are getting customers in the door during the busy holiday season.

empire slice house pizza

Pizza may be a national staple, but its iterations are anything but uniform, with styles native to regions ranging from the Quad Cities to New Haven. As regional menu...

Royal Farms' Mega Meat Breakfast Sandwich

Places once synonymous with roller dogs are stealing some tricks more often used to land the customers of other quick-service operations. Here's a look at some of the...

honey chicken nuggets

Operators are turning to honey to make menu items with fried chicken stand out.

los angeles skyline

To keep ahead of what's trending, steal these ideas from innovative Los Angeles operations. 

american indian dish
Washington University in St. Louis has experimented with Native American-inspired fare for the past four years, thanks to a dedicated effort from dining services.


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