Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
A university's new station hits on all dayparts. Loyola University Maryland took a new approach to all-day breakfast with an egg-focused concept. Here’s a sample...
Cracker Barrel breakfast

See which 10 chains are most meeting consumers’ morning cravings. The chains are ranked from in order of the percentage of diners who say the items are craveworthy.

winter table setting

Unique comfort foods are soon to be the stars of the menu on campus. Here are some menu items that will be making their debut on campus this winter.

butter chicken

Chicken entrees from Asia are particularly seeing an increase in menu mentions. Here are three chicken dishes seeing growth on menus, according to Technomic’s ...

winter food

A mix of healthy and comforting dishes are taking over healthcare menus as the weather turns colder. 

milkshake chess

Retro treats and desserts during brunch are among those trending.

eating dinner

Diners continue to seek spicy flavors and off-the-wall combinations. Operators are maximizing appeal by displaying uniqueness and a level of comfort with fresh flavors....


The cold-weather favorite has many different looks on menus. 

mushroom burger

Changing preferences have operators shifting to new toppings and flavor profiles. Operators are experimenting to keep the staple top of mind for consumers. 

Break the back of house out of the cooking comfort zone. FSDs can build on their staffs’ existing skill sets—with experiences and training—to make development happen.


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