Culinary Cues

Such is the case in 2021. So here is the good news: there will be ample opportunities in 2021 and beyond for chefs, cooks, managers, and service staff who recognize the immediacy of the challenge and the new skill set that will be required of successful players and leaders in the field.

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The American Restaurant 2022 (Post Pandemic)

Culinary Cues

Let’s start with what we are fairly comfortable saying: whatever “normal” is will likely not make an appearance until the end of 2021 – so…let’s begin our speculation with January of 2022 to be safe.

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Culinary Cues

Preparing a menu? An exercise that I have found to be really helpful is to occasionally state/re-state what you believe in as a chef.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

In addition to bringing customers to your restaurant, your 2021 marketing should focus on bringing your restaurant to them. Your online menu is the crux of your restaurant’s digital marketing efforts. Use a menu maker program that offers menu templates for your dine-in menus.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. Just Salad was the first national restaurant chain to label its entire menu with carbon emissions similar to how brands like Allbirds had done in the retail sector.

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Summer 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

With the pandemic and climate change being hot topics in recent months, Summer 2021 will have guests wanting to see more healthy and sustainable items on their menu. According to Yelp’s 2021 Trend Forecast Report , the rate of review mentions of hard seltzer was up 189%.

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Menu Makers© – Luis Creamer


March 2021 Menu Makers© @peru @piscoFrom dishwasher to Pisco marketer, Luis Creamer understands the restaurant biz and the spirit of his native Peru.

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How Restaurants Can Remain Competitive in 2021

7 Shifts

We’re not talking about just surviving the pandemic—but thriving through 2021 and beyond, and setting new standards. Ordering online, paying with mobile phones, scanning QR codes for a menu, and a ton of takeout, are just a part of dining out now.

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Menu Makers© – Ryan Novak


February 2021 Menu Makers Ryan Novak has taken Chocolate Pizza Company from two items to worldwide slice at a time!

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. In 2021, the digitization of the restaurant industry will increase exponentially. Our outlook for 2021 is optimistic.

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Be Nimble, Be Quick: What Consumers Want in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

And, based on our recent survey of 830 US consumers, it’s likely a good mantra for 2021. A snapshot of the most recent survey results follows, with insights to guide 2021 planning. Marketing Operations 2021 guest expectations customer desires Revenue Management Systems

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March/April 2021 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

California Passes COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave : On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95 providing a new form of COVID-19 related paid sick leave for many California workers. The law will remain in effect through September 30, 2021. Pooja S.

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Your Restaurant's Digital Menu Sucks!


Three Key Points: Operators need to improve the digital menu design experience for users. Once the code is scanned, users are brought to an unsightly webpage with a PDF download link containing a zoomed out image of the menu.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

million diners seated via Yelp* in May 2021 – the highest ever, surpassing pre-pandemic highs. In fact, the number of diners seated via Yelp was up 48 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019. They saw a similar increase in diners seated in April 2021.

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Top Restaurant Menu Trends in the UAE for 2021

The Restaurant Times

Restaurant menu trends in the UAE keep on evolving year after year. All of these menu trends go hand in hand with the consumer’s eating habits and preferences. . The UAE restaurant industry has taken a steep turn in 2021.

Why Digital Forms and Contactless Kiosks Are on the Post-Pandemic Menu

Modern Restaurant Management

It also makes it easier for restaurants to make changes in prices, add or subtract menu items, or inform customers about special offers — the manager only has to make the change once. That’s why restaurants should put digital forms and contactless kiosks on the post-pandemic menu.

Five Ways for Restaurants to Make Valentine’s Day Special in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

According to SlickText’s “2021 Share the Love Survey,” 34 percent of respondents said their biggest Valentine’s Day spend will be at restaurants and 46 percent are prioritizing spending money at local businesses. Create a Special Menu. Set menu deal for two.

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Celebrating Pride Month 2021 at Your Restaurant No COVID Limits


Last year all events were held online but 2021 will have some cornerstone outdoor in-person events too. This includes everything from special menu items and donation campaigns to apps like OpenTable showcasing gay owned restaurants. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

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Restaurant Menu Pricing: How to Price Menu Items and Maximize Profits

Touch Bistro

Running a restaurant is no different, and if you want to be profitable and succeed over the long term, your restaurant menu pricing needs to be accurate. But, how do you accurately price your menu items? 18 Free Restaurant Menu Templates. Step 3: Determine Your Menu Price.

How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The success of these programs can be seen in the Delivering on Restaurant Rewards brief published by PYMNTS and Paytronix back in January 2021 (1). Here are what industry experts have to say about customer loyalty programs and how it can drive your restaurant’s marketing plan in 2021.

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F&B Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant and food and beverage industry experts for their insights on what trends will be on the radar for restaurant owner and operators in 2021. is a preview of the trends and practices that will shape the hospitality industry in 2021.

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FDA Menu Labeling Requirements | CrunchTime


When the FDA placed requirements for calories to be listed on menus in chain restaurants, it meant nutritional information must now be be clearly displayed on menus and menu boards and for salad bars and buffets.

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Tech Initiatives that Will Help Restaurant Industry Grow in 2021

The Restaurant Group

will use food apps by the end of 2021. Let’s look at the essential tech advancements that can reshape the restaurant sector for good in 2021: Delivery Apps for Online Ordering. According to Forbes, more than 40% of restaurants struggled to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Best Ways to Set Up a Successful Food Truck Delivery Service in 2021


Which brings us to the question: Is starting a food truck in 2021 still a good idea? Food trucks in 2021 can be a lifeline for existing restaurants hit by Covid-19 or a low-cost alternative for first-time food entrepreneurs looking to start a new business. Reading Time: 5 minutes.

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How Customer Loyalty Programs Can Supercharge Your Restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

The success of these programs can be seen in the Delivering on Restaurant Rewards brief published by PYMNTS and Paytronix back in January 2021 (1). Here are what industry experts have to say about customer loyalty programs and how it can drive your restaurant’s marketing plan in 2021.

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Restaurant inventory: How Menu Engineering Can Boost Your Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

The menu in your restaurant is not only your most effective sales and marketing tool, it can also boost how profitable your business is when strategically designed in conjunction with restaurant inventory analytics

Restaurant Design Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

The qualities of the space must complement the menu options to deliver an unforgettable experience. Design Operations EMPAD EMPAD Architecture & Design Chef Chris Ponte Chris Culbertson Sean Barber 2021 Restaurant design trends

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What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

It is time to decide what we have become, … What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021? Read More » The post What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

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18 Free Restaurant Menu Templates

Touch Bistro

Creating an eye-catching restaurant menu has never been easier thanks to these free restaurant menu templates. No matter what type of restaurant you run, your menu is one of the most important marketing tools you have. Menu Management Free Tools Online Ordering

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-March 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

A menu and experience that was personalized for them based on previous orders – 17 percent. It maxed out in April at ~15 percent, but has maintained close to that performance at roughly 11-12 percent of all restaurant spend in December 2020 and January 2021.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern menu boards. 40 percent stated a menu board that confirms their order as a top reason why they revisit a drive-thru. CGA’s consumer research has signs that sizeable numbers will be looking to the On Premise to mark events like these in 2021.

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5 Tips For Restaurant Menu Marketing

Indoor Media

Today, research shows that roughly 93% of customers view a restaurant’s menu before dining with them. That being said, this is also a great way to gauge the success of your online menu. Wherever you can, try to update the menu “copy” to read as clearly as possible.

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How to Build Your Nail Salon’s Menu

Indoor Media

When we say “Nail Salon Menu,” we’re talking about your salon’s list of services. Because your “menu” will serve as the gateway to everything your salon has to offer, it’s almost as important as your work itself. How To Build a Nail Salon Menu 1.

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The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021

Goliath Consulting

Now that 2021 is only weeks away, we are making predictions on what the new year will bring. Here are our top 5 food and restaurant trend predictions for 2021 and beyond. This means offering streamlined menu options, contactless delivery, as well as real-time order tracking.

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Menu Makers© – Jay Buchsbaum – Royal Wine Corp./Kedem Wines


March 2021 Menu Makers™ #barkanwinecellars #yatir @bartenurablue @bartenuraworld @herzogwine @israeliwines @kosherwinesite @kvhkosher @oukosher @royalwinecorp

Menu Development and Business Planning Resources

Goliath Consulting

The outline below will get you started on building a plan to optimize your business to keep your doors open and be prepared to capitalize on opportunities that will present themselves into 2021. Goliath Consulting Menu Development Guide.

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Simple Restaurant Marketing Plan for 2021 [PDF Template]

7 Shifts

With a new year comes new challenges, and after the year for the industry that was 2020, we want to help set your restaurant up for success in 2021. Complete a competitor analysis This will not only inform decisions such as pricing and menu ideas—but it can serve as inspiration too.

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Four Ways to Effectively Market Your Restaurant in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

As we hunker down for a long winter and uncertain spring – whether you are Team Keep Going or Team Hibernation — now is the perfect time to focus on a plan to ensure that your restaurant not only survives, but thrives, in 2021.

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6 Tips for Taking Enticing Menu Photos (Without The Expensive Equipment)


As a restaurant owner, your menu photos are a powerful marketing tool to attract new customers, increase ticket sizes, and retain guests. They’re ripe for use on social media, within marketing emails, and on your online ordering menu.

5 big food trends coming your way in 2021


Here are 5 trends that are sure to start popping up on plates (or in delivery bags) in 2021. #1 People will continue to look for a sense of comfort and normalcy in 2021. Find out in our article "What’s the future for delivery and online ordering in 2021".

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The 17 Best Cookbooks of Spring 2021 


If there’s one dish that’s most emblematic of the Mister Jiu’s menu, it’s the cheung fun topped with Santa Barbara uni.

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Restaurants Will Embrace Accelerating Technology in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Indeed, what the restaurant industry thought was on the horizon for 2025 will be implemented in 2021. Disrupted supply chains will continue to plague the food business in 2021, and end-to-end supply chain visibility will be essential to meet challenges created by shortages.

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