Seasonality Wins ‘Share of Stomach’

Modern Restaurant Management

The food service segment is facing countless obstacles on the road to post-COVID recovery, and prioritizing menu innovation is a key component to remaining top of mind with guests as restaurants compete for “share of stomach.” Seasonal menus can be introduced similarly to the LTO.


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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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.

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.

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. Here we share some of the major food and beverage trends operators can expect this upcoming season.

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Embrace Summer & the Cocktail for Every Season


The post Embrace Summer & the Cocktail for Every Season appeared first on Evergreen. Attracting Customers Drink Menu Suggestions Events & Promotions Menu Tips Operations & Management Social Media & Marketing

Top Restaurant Menu Trends in the UAE for 2021

The Restaurant Times

Restaurant menu trends in the UAE keep on evolving year after year. Some of them are seasonal while some maintain their place on the menus’ for an indefinite period. All of these menu trends go hand in hand with the consumer’s eating habits and preferences. .

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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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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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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Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

Therefore, people are going to be wanting to try new food and drinks based on comfort and all of what makes the fall season. For casseroles, customers may appreciate seeing butternut squash soup, chicken pot pie casserole, or green bean casserole on the menu. Most people think about hot apple cider, teas, and pumpkin spice lattes when thinking about the fall season. There are many beverages for adults and children to enjoy this upcoming fall season.

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


Though another Passover season is almost over, Jay Buchsbaum, VP of marketing and director of wine education for the Royal Continue Reading.

Restaurant Design Trends for 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

Some states have their difficulties with outdoor dining due to the varied seasons and temperatures but most can be overcome with the use of covered areas, fans, heaters and a variety of other elements to maintain a pleasant dining experience.

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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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Navigating the Bar Business During the Holidays and into 2021

Goliath Consulting

Most bar managers are pulling out their gingerbread martini and hot spiced rum recipes to fill their seasonal drink menus. Look to flavors inspired by the season like spiced apple cider, sugar plum, cranberry maple. Consulting bar consulting bar menu beverage program hard seltzer

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-September 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

According to the data, consumers deleted restaurant apps if menu items were missing or if there was limited ability to customize orders. Missing menu items are a deal breaker. Gaps in menu choices and ability to customize disappoint consumers. in 2021.

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14 Labor Day Restaurant Specials for 2021

Touch Bistro

Make your Labor Day plans early so that you have enough time to perfect your menu and plan your marketing promotions. This is how we recommend preparing your restaurant for Labor Day: Menu Changes. You know that making changes to a menu is more complicated than it seems.

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Rising Restaurant Minimum Wage: What to Know for 2021

Touch Bistro

Minimum Wage Rates for 2021 by State. state minimum wage rates for 2021 and the planned increases: Alabama: $7.25/hour (no state minimum wage law). This information is current as of August 2021. Canadian Minimum Wage Rates for 2021 by Province. on September 1, 2021.

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3 Creative Ways to Bring Your Restaurant into the Fall Season


The post 3 Creative Ways to Bring Your Restaurant into the Fall Season appeared first on Evergreen. Attracting Customers Drink Menu Suggestions Events & Promotions Social Media & Marketing Technology for Bars & Restaurants

31 Restaurant Marketing Ideas for 2021

Touch Bistro

While you’re building your website, make sure you’re mindful of where you’re including key business information – your menu, contact information, hours, and location are some important places to start! Update Your Online Menu. Your Guide to Menu Design and Creation.

30 Creative Restaurant Marketing Ideas: How to Successfully Market a Restaurant in 2021

Gourmet Marketing

This is great if you don’t have many items on your menu or if you do similar dishes that are around the same price. They can also be used indoors to show off some of your latest menu items, combos, discounts, and rewards. Offer services for special occasions and seasons.

17 Creative Father’s Day Restaurant Specials for 2021

Touch Bistro

And now, with vaccinations on the rise and looser restrictions in place, Father’s Day 2021 presents a perfect opportunity for your restaurant to go big. Here’s what you’re going to want to look at to get ready for Father’s Day: Menu Marketing Staff Equipment. Summer is baseball season.

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Starbucks Fall Drinks to Order This Season

Restaurant Clicks

Whether you are looking for apple-cinnamon spice or sweet pumpkin, the best Starbucks fall seasonal drinks come in a flavor everyone loves. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew was Starbucks’ latest release in 2019 and has enjoyed a healthy tenure on the menu every fall season since.

Why Adopting Digital Menus Is Easy And Better With Restaurant POS System

The Restaurant Times

In the wake of COVID-19 and advancing technology, digital menus are now replacing conventional menu cards owing to the numerous advantages that they bring along. have been displaying their menu on big screens to make it easier for the customers to choose their order. Customize The Menu.

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Wings Burgers & BBQ | Season 5, Vol. 2: Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants


They recently opened their first location in Dallas, where they have their virtual food menu and a full bar. Listen to "Hospitality Hangout - Carissa De Santis" on Spreaker.

What Is a Prix Fixe Menu and When to Use It?

Restaurant Clicks

You may not be familiar with the term “prix fixe menu,” but you’re more than likely familiar with the concept, which has been a staple of both fine-dining and casual restaurants for decades. The History of the Prix Fixe Menu. Putting Together a Prix Fixe Menu for Your Restaurant.

Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021

Goliath Consulting

Here are our best guesses for the business trends of 2021. This flexibility will key as the cold season approaches (6). TECH: Social distancing and contact-free technology will be indispensable in 2021, as sanitation and safety concerns around COVID-19 remain (14).

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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.

Best Point of Sale Systems for Restaurants In?2021

BNG Point of Sale

They streamline processes to record stock, manage your menu and staff, deliver detailed sales readings, and effectively take orders while ensuring you achieve profit goals. POS systems help staff remember customer orders, which makes it easy to order “the usual,” or customize a menu item.

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The 17 Best Cookbooks of Spring 2021 


New titles from Nigella Lawson, Julia Turshen, Rodney Scott and more will shape the way you cook this season There’s really, finally an end in sight to pandemic life as we’ve known it. Organized by season, My Shanghai does not let you quick-hack your way into this cuisine.

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How Restaurant Reservation Software Can Help with Reopening in 2021

Touch Bistro

Below, we cover 10 ways an online reservation program can help you safely reopen your dining room in 2021. According to a 2021 report by Morning Consult , many diners still feel more comfortable dining outdoors, with 74% of U.S.

The Chick-Fil-A Secret Menu That You Never Knew About

Restaurant Clicks

But, Chick-Fil-A is not just about what is on the menu, it’s also all about the service. This is why the servers are very accommodating at Chick-Fil-A, and you can easily order items from a secret menu, not just the regular menu. What is a secret menu?

Offsetting Rising Labor Costs Through Effective Menu Engineering

Hot Schedules

Menu Engineering Helps Hospitality Teams to Manage Costs in 2021. As the industry looks forward to the return to travel and dining in the second half of 2021, cost controls in every part of the business will be critical to its health.

17 Cocktails to Make This Fall Season

Restaurant Clicks

Whatever your preference, there is a cocktail that is sure to suit your tastes this season. Nothing truly rings in the season like a glass of fresh cider, served hot or cold. A cranberry gin fizz will have you thinking about Thanksgiving all season long.

Top 17 Mother’s Day Restaurant Promotions for 2021

Touch Bistro

If not, this is your signal to start one, making a point to check what holidays are coming each season and plan ahead as much as possible. Your restaurant menu should always be changing , especially with the seasons. You’ve got the menu, staff, and equipment covered.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Tech | Season 4, Vol. 1: Oracle


Listen to "Getting the Most Out of Your Tech | Season 4, Vol. Oracle offers systems for online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery, and supports menu expansion ventures via cloud kitchens and virtual brands. 1: Oracle" on Spreaker.

Our Favorite Secret Menu Items to Order at Dunkin’ Donuts

Restaurant Clicks

The standard menu soon loses its luster when you make morning iced coffee pit stops as often as I do. That’s where the Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu comes in, with tried-and-tested hacks that make my morning pit stop a little more interesting.

All the Michelin Stars Awarded to U.S. Restaurants in 2021


After a year off for the pandemic, the tire company has returned with a vengeance but with many of the same predictable selections The Michelin Guide, the vaunted star-bestowing restaurant list assembled by a tire company, completed its reveal of its 2021 guides across the United States in September.

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Best Coffee Drinks on the Starbucks Menu

Restaurant Clicks

Whether you’re a seasoned Starbucks drinker or new to the caffeine game, we want to help you discover the perfect coffee beverage for you. So, continue reading as we guide you through the best coffee drinks on the Starbucks menu. Coffee. It’s the drink that keeps the world in motion.