Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes

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.


FSDs spill on cost-effective protein they're loving right now.

soup bar

Operators share innovative ways to excite winter-weary customers.

vegan food

College operators share students’ favorite vegan offerings


Operators are menuing dips that they hope will be a slam dunk with diners. 

to-go meals
Portable items continue to be a top priority.
egg nog

Winter beverages spotlighting mint, mocha, eggnog and berries are commonplace as limited-time offers and at holiday events. So what’s newly trending this season?  

menu trends

These eight food and drink forces shaped menus this year.


These are the fastest-growing flavors in today's trending dishes.


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