Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
Gideon sweet taste trends

Here's a handful of takeaways from a behind-the-scenes tour of new Chicago restaurants. 

sandwich chips

Sandwich menus are switching up to appeal to changing consumer preferences.

burger recipe revamp

The university's JStreet Grill serves up a signature from-scratch veggie burger. 

ethnic cooking

Operators are tapping staff and customers to uncover that authenticity starts at home. 

fresh biiblos

Spring is bringing a bounty of fresh salads to the menu, despite the recent romaine lettuce scare.

chicken tenders

Food trends may come and go, but some menu items are here to stay.

 

salad bowl
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plant-based tacos

Operators are satisfying consumers’ need for vegan options with these dishes currently on menus. 

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