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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Culinary Cues

CHANGE #1: The days of the fixed menu for restaurants should come to a halt. Without a clear understanding of where ingredient costs are going tomorrow and next month restaurants cannot afford to be shackled to a menu that is out of control.

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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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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

Efficiency on the Menu


With the surge in digital ordering, restaurants need to ensure that their tech strategy includes integrations that streamline menu management. October 21, 2021 by Anna Wolfe, Hospitality Technology Senior Editor – Restaurants. Managing the Menu: Food Costs.

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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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Hot Restaurant Menu Trends for 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

The survey examines top restaurant industry trends across categories including menu offerings, beverages, flavors, global inspirations, packaging/off-premises trends and industry macro-trends. The What’s Hot survey was conducted in October 2021.

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Lost in Translation? Why Conscientious Menu Language Matters

Modern Restaurant Management

I requested the Spanish menu, too. The English menu lacked context that we gleaned only by looking at the Spanish. ” By putting context and origin on the menu, we can honor other cultures, recognize diasporas, and broaden cultural understanding.

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6 Key Restaurant Operational Reports to Boost Your Menu Engineering


Your restaurant’s menu engineering strategy impacts your menu mix, pricing, and your overall profitability. Leveraging a mix of operational reporting tools that focus on menu profitability helps you maximize revenue and adds to your bottom line. How menu engineering works.

Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

For casseroles, customers may appreciate seeing butternut squash soup, chicken pot pie casserole, or green bean casserole on the menu. The post Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends appeared first on. Food & Nutrition Holidays Research & Trends Uncategorized fall drinks fall foods menu development menu trends

How To Boost Your Revenues With The Right Menu Pricing Strategies

The Restaurant Times

You need to carefully price your restaurant menu to make it to the top and earn as much as possible. While it’s understandable that you want to make a profit, being overly aggressive with your menu pricing can drive the customer away. 4 Stellar Ideas For Efficient Menu Pricing .

The Know-How To Upsell New Menu Items

The Restaurant Times

When one upsells, one recommends menu combinations to customers based on their specific tastes. Especially when it comes to new additions to the menu, it sometimes becomes a necessity to upsell new menu items. . 4 Ways To Upsell New Menu Items . Menu Engineering .

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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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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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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%.

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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Post-Pandemic Menu Optimization (Podcast)

Modern Restaurant Management

“When prices change, when limited time offers have been added to the menu, when value propositions have been added to the menu board, we understand the reaction of the consumer based upon the historical data.”

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How to Raise Restaurant Menu Prices without Negative Pushback

Ken Burgin

When Should You Increase Menu Prices? What to Consider When Deciding to Raise Menu Prices. So adjust your menu with a range of better quality and higher-priced items that would not appeal to locals at other times of the year. The Process of Raising Menu Prices.

What Hotel Menu Trends Will Define 2022?

Hot Schedules

What Hotel Menu Trends Will Define 2022? For these travelers, the dining experience will be back on the menu. Plant-based options are a must on any menu from bed and breakfasts to five-star resorts. Don’t forget menu labeling! What Hotel Menu Trends Will Define 2022?

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11 Panera Menu Items Ranked

Restaurant Clicks

The menu is extensive, full of tempting treats and toasty sandwiches you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Some people would say that Panera’s menu is “overwhelming,” but to that, I say “Nay.” Which menu item from Panera is your favorite?

Restaurant Menu: Where Every Great Turnaround Started

Aaron Allen & Associates

If ever there were a time to invest in restaurant menu strategy, surely it should be now. Menu engineering is the spring cleaning equivalent in the industry. Our Most-Read Menu Insights. Every great restaurant chain turnaround has started with the menu.

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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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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.

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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2021: A Year of Navigating Shortages

Modern Restaurant Management

To help operators move forward, let’s take a look at some of the challenges the industry has experienced in 2021 and how they can come out on top in 2022 and beyond. It’s been a tough year for the foodservice industry.

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Refresh Your Beverage Menu to Welcome the ‘New Normal’

Modern Restaurant Management

One way to impress guests from the get-go is to have a strong beverage menu, as drink orders are typically taken upon arrival. Consider building out a menu that has variety, creativity, and flavors that are versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of customers.

Better Food, Better Profits: Plant Based Menu Trends


November is World Vegan Month, the perfect opportunity for your restaurant to experiment with alternative menu specials. High Profit Potential for Plant Based Menu Items. 4 Steps to Get Started With Plant Based Menu Options. Start with 1 plant based menu option.

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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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What to Order on Wawa’s Secret Menu

Restaurant Clicks

There is also a Wawa secret menu with specials that come around a few times a year. For those loyal to Wawa, it might not come as a surprise that the extensive menu is even more significant with the addition of tasty secret menu items. Wawa Secret Menu Items.

Restaurant Menu Engineering Matrix: The Know How

The Restaurant Times

Menu engineering is the study of how profitable and popular your menu items are. It helps you decide which items to retain or take off from your menu. The main goal of menu engineering is simple: to increase profits for the company. Importance of Menu Engineering.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

consumers to better understand their feelings about planning events in 2021. 2021 will bring a restaurant renaissance unlike any we’ve seen before, with more consumers dining out and planning events than in years past. Spring 2021 Key Findings.

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11 Arby’s Menu Items Ranked

Restaurant Clicks

Arby’s started as a restaurant focused on roast beef, and that’s still a considerable part of the menu. With such an expansive menu, you might find yourself pulling up to the drive-thru and asking, “What’s the best food at Arby’s?” Best Arby’s Menu Items.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-August 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Consumer spending at restaurants was up +32 percent in the April-May-June 2021 quarter compared to the same quarter last year, and for a pre-pandemic view, flat compared to the same quarter in 2019. As of June 2021, food service and drinking places employed 11.3

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-July 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Total restaurant visits were down -6 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019 but were up +23 percent from a year ago, recovering from a -23 percent decline in May 2020. Visits at the dinner daypart were down -5 percent in May 2021 from a year ago and -12 percent from two years ago.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-September 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Uncovering consumer confidence and preferences in an ever-shifting market as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Restaurants Canada is shining a light on what restaurateurs and chefs can expect with the release of the 2021 Discerning Diner Report. 2021’s Best Cities for Burger Fans.

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New Research Reveals Profit Opportunities in Your Online Menu

Modern Restaurant Management

In fact, in a May 2021 survey of 800 U.S. To answer the question, RMS conducted online ordering behavior research, the first of its kind, in conjunction with the University of South Florida’s Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation (CMS I) and using TGI Fridays’ online menu.

How to Build a Restaurant Menu: Your Complete 6-Step Guide

Sculpture Hospitality

Your restaurant’s menu is the backbone of your customer experience. It draws guests through your doors, delights them while they are dining in your restaurant and keeps them coming back for more. Kitchen Management Restaurant Operations Restaurant Inventory

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13 Most Popular Items on Wawa’s Menu

Restaurant Clicks

The best Wawa menu items may be your old favorite or your new go-to order! Most locations have a full deli with touch-screen self-serve menu listing sandwiches, hot sides, and deli meats. Best Wawa Menu Items. Looking for something off the usual menu?

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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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 To Look Out For In 2022

The Restaurant Times

These changes will be expected to bring up new restaurant menu trends in 2022. . 6 Restaurant Menu Trends To Look Forward To In 2022. Now, let us look at some of the global restaurant menu trends for the upcoming year.

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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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