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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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.


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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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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.

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Managing Diner Expectations this Holiday Season

Modern Restaurant Management

These challenges are impacting menu availability, raising the prices of menu items, leading to short staffs, increasing wait times for diners, and changing operating hours and offerings.

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.

12 Tips to Increase Catering Profits This Busy Season


The busy season is underway, and for caterers and restaurants it is the biggest opportunity in the past two years to boost sales and make a hefty profit. Most travel and social distancing restrictions have been lifted and supplier indications point to a record breaking catering season.

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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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?

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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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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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-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 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 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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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

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. ” Holiday Season Expectations.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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 .

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.

7 Dunkin’ Holiday Drinks to Order This Season

Restaurant Clicks

These days, it seems like every restaurant has specials for the holiday season. Dunkin’s holiday drink menu is one of the best around, year after year. This warm, sweet and refreshing drink has been a staple on the menu since it was introduced in the mid-2010s.

Five Ways to Use QR Codes at Your Restaurant this Holiday Season

Modern Restaurant Management

With the holiday season here, it’s time to start thinking about your marketing strategy. During the holiday season, people look for places to spend time with their friends and family. During the winter season, there are many opportunities for events.

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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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. .

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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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?

Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: How Tech Can Help Boost Customer Loyalty This Holiday Season

Modern Restaurant Management

By leveraging advanced tech solutions that enhance guest experiences and deepen customer relationships, operators can increase guest loyalty to lock in key customers as spending habits change and the holiday season ramps up.

Our Favorite Menu Items to Order from Olive Garden

Restaurant Clicks

Olive Garden is continually adding to its menu, creating new twists on old classics, and at the same time maintaining crowd favorites like their signature breadsticks, house salad, and the Tour of Italy sampler. 11 Best Menu Items at Olive Garden.

Our Favorite Items on the Panera Menu

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 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.

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.

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.

5 Must-Have Reports To Optimize Profitability This Holiday Season


December 2, 2021 by John Moody, Restaurant365 Co-Founder & Chief Strategist. The holiday season is upon us. Cooler weather, festive celebrations and delicious seasonal menus have traditionally solidified November and December as lucrative months for the restaurant industry. With the pandemic limiting social gatherings for the past 18 months, many consumers are especially eager to get back to “normal” this holiday season. Menu Item Analysis.

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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