Culinary Cues

Consider this – the menu is the most important component of a successful restaurant and once designed it can, and should, impact every other aspect of the business. YES – the menu is that important! This menu energy is attractive to chefs while at the same time it is risky.

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Is ‘Menu Scraping’ Legal for Third-Party Delivery Services?

Modern Restaurant Management

So, is menu scraping legal? At first, this so-called “menu gap” created healthy competition among the third-party delivery services in a race to sign up new restaurants. So, is menu scraping legal?


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Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategy during COVID-19

Goliath Consulting

With how the restaurant industry looks right now, from shifting consumer behavior and volatile demand, strategically pricing a menu has never been so complicated, nor so important. Talk to your vendors about commodity price trends that impact your menu.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with an Eco-Friendly Digital Menu


Thinking about an eco-friendly digital menu for your sustainable restaurant? An eco-friendly digital menu could be the solution […]. The post Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with an Eco-Friendly Digital Menu appeared first on Evergreen.

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Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

The restaurant industry has changed so dramatically in the pandemic era that it's time to redesign your business strategy. This requires us to take a look at our menus, inventory, staff, and even our seating strategy. 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, and fit your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions.

Menu Engineering: Focus on Profitability

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM's "Ask the Expert” features advice from Buyers Edge Platform on the topic of menu engineering. With restaurants reopening their patios and doors with limited menus and seats, now is the perfect time to make sure your menu is designed for margin, profitability and strong sales. However, effective menu engineering requires an honest look at your menu, your purchasing patterns and your data.

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Menu Development and Business Planning Resources

Goliath Consulting

Goliath Consulting Menu Development Guide. What your menu looked like a few months ago is most likely not the menu you will have this summer and going forward. The paradigm shift for restaurateurs is coming fast and menu changes started in March for many operators. As we move forward, menu strategies new and old will converge as we adapt to the right mix of price points, value, menu items and differentiation that will appeal to consumers.

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Restaurant Menu Ideas That Maximize Your Profit Margin


Simple adjustments to your restaurant menu can help increase profits during the pandemic. Your menu plays a bigger role in this than you’d think. As a restaurant owner, how often do you audit your menu to maximize profits? MAKE YOUR MENU WORK FOR CURRENT TIMES.

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 Science of Menu Engineering


A restaurant’s menu plays a pivotal role in a diners’ overall experience. In addition to describing options and pricing, the menu also conveys a restaurant’s identity. The menu is the one aspect that every customer will interact with. […].

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Revamping Your Digital Menu Design? These 10 Tips Should Help.


Have you been considering updating your digital menu design? The post Revamping Your Digital Menu Design? Attracting Customers Drink Menu Suggestions Menu Tips Operations & Management Technology for Bars & Restaurants

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Restaurant Menu Design Tips to Drive Sales and Increase Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

Many restaurants, however, are forgetting one incredibly important component when it comes to increasing profits - their menu. There are plenty of ways that you can increase profits at your restaurant.

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What's Your Plan for LTO Menu Innovations?


Menu innovations can bump store sales and help maintain brand freshness, but your LTO success requires tremendous operational preparedness. LTO menu innovation is always a hot trend in our industry - even during a pandemic.

5 Tips To Nail The Menu Engineering Mechanism


Menu engineering is the practice of strategically planning your menu to maximize restaurant profits. A restaurateur can engage a menu engineer to identify the establishment’s most popular and profitable ingredients through a variety of design techniques. The post 5 Tips To Nail The Menu Engineering Mechanism appeared first on Restaurant & Retail POS Software - Restaurant Management Software | Blog.

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Food and Drinks Menu Pricing

The Restaurant Group

. Menu Pricing: Getting the Food and Drinks Pricing Right: The Difference Between Succeeding and Going Under. . For menu pricing, and food cost consulting contact TRG. The post Food and Drinks Menu Pricing appeared first on Restaurant Consulting, Restaurant Design, Business Plans, Menu Development, Food Service Consultants. Yes, having good quality food and drinks is the key to success, but so is the pricing.

Why You Need Digital Menu Boards for Your Restaurant Business

Harbor Touch

Once you have decided to incorporate digital signage in your restaurant business, the next step is to choose a menu board. This goes in line with picking the best TV to host a digital menu board for your restaurant. This means that the TV that hosts your digital menu board must be appealing to the eye. Digital menu boards are used in place of the traditional menu boards that came in cards or even notice board form. Where Will You Find Digital Menu Boards in Use?

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Inspiring Print Menu Examples


The post Inspiring Print Menu Examples appeared first on Evergreen. Menu Tips Operations & Managementby Jeffery Warriner Branded print menus are an effective way to communicate your food and drink offerings to your customers. Instantly generate professional and disposable print menus with Evergreen! Below are some of our favorite customer’s menus. Connect […].

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Menu Engineering: The Science of Optimizing Your Menu to Maximize Profit

7 Shifts

Menu engineering: while the name might suggest you need to go to college at MIT to be good at it, is actually a common and essential task that all restaurateurs should regularly undertake. Menu engineering can be simplified as the steps taken to increase the profitability of a restaurant menu. Menu Pricing and 2. Menu Analysis: Analyzing Your Current Menu’s Profitability Before you make any changes to your menu, take the time to determine what’s working and what isn’t.

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The Digital Menu: A Must-Have Tool for Restaurants Post-COVID


Are you thinking about getting a digital menu for your restaurant? The post The Digital Menu: A Must-Have Tool for Restaurants Post-COVID appeared first on Evergreen. Menu Tips New Features Operations & Management contactless menu digital food menu digital menu digital menu board electronic menu sanitary menu tv menu

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Menu Refresh: Good or Bad Idea?


Feel like your menu is a bit lackluster? Many restaurants choose to update their menu constantly, and although this can be a successful practice, it must be done with care. So, what type of menu changes can be positive on your ROI? Seasonal Changes for Restaurant Menu Updates. But just because an ingredient is seasonal doesn’t mean the menu item should be ditched. Learn more about adding a seasonal menu to your restaurant here. Annual Menu Updates.

Our newest feature explained: Deliveroo menu management


We are happy to announce that Deliveroo is now supporting the menu management! In other words, Deliverect customers will now be able to add products to their Deliveroo menu themselves, making it possible to easily and instantly adjust and publish menus on this platform. However, up until this moment, Deliveroo didn’t support automatic menu syncing. There, the easy-to-use menu builder awaits! The menu builder: a true time-saver.

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Now is the Time to Revamp Your Digital Menu Design. These 10 Tips Should Help.


Have you been considering updating your digital menu design? The post Now is the Time to Revamp Your Digital Menu Design. Attracting Customers Drink Menu Suggestions Menu Tips Operations & Management Technology for Bars & Restaurants

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Menu Pricing: How to Successfully Price a Menu

Xtra Chef

Menu pricing can seem daunting. To start, it’s a numbers game that involves calculating plate cost and a target menu price. But successful menu pricing is so much more than this. In this post, you’ll learn how to price a menu by considering all factors that determine your position on a price continuum. Read on to learn more about this continuum and how to price a menu in four simple steps. How to Price a Menu: Your 4 Step-Process.

Restaurant Innovation That Goes Beyond Menu Items

Modern Restaurant Management

We gravitate that way in our thinking towards other areas of our business, including looking at new products to add to our menu. Let’s take a look at some non-product ways of bringing value to our customers and spark some innovative thinking beyond your menu offerings. Was the menu confusing or the ordering process complicated? We hear frequently how innovation is a mainstay for business survival and growth.

Fast-Casual Academia, Climatarian Menu and Ice Auction

Modern Restaurant Management

From screen to plate, the menu is expected to feature signature dishes and recipes that have been prepared on the show. With the addition of automatic menu updates, customers will be able to order from the most up-to-date menu, minimizing the risk of order cancelation.

Use Menu Costing Software for Maximum Menu Profits

Smart Systems Pro

Menu costing software is critical to planning a restaurant menu. You have to know exactly what everything costs to make sure you charge enough for every item on your menu. That is why you need menu costing software to plan your menu. Watch this video or read below to know what to look for in menu costing software. But menu costing software is going to make it easier, automatic and consistent. Fred Langley Food Costs Menu SMART Systems Video Blog

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Use Menu Costing Software for Maximum Menu Profits

The Restaurant Expert

Menu costing software is critical to planning a restaurant menu. You have to know exactly what everything costs to make sure you charge enough for every item on your menu. That is why you need menu costing software to plan your menu. Watch this video or read below to know what to look for in menu costing software. But menu costing software is going to make it easier, automatic and consistent. Fred Langley Food Costs Menu SMART Systems Video Blog

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The Tasting Menu at the End of the World


Myriad cover crops — favas, peas, mustard greens — end up together as a course on the SingleThread menu. “It In return, her painstaking approach serves as a quality check on the ingredients that go into SingleThread’s prix fixe menu.

Why you should optimize your menu for delivery


Don’t be afraid to trim your menu. When you’re starting with delivery, it pays off to be critical when it comes to selecting your delivery menu. Don’t forget to break your menu down in categories like starters, mains, desserts, sides and drinks. That way, customers browsing your menu can quickly scan their options. Another tip for creating a delivery-proof menu: think about the order your offerings will be appearing in. Food delivery is big business.

Trending Ways to Boost Profit Margins on the Dessert Menu


The result is a lesser recipe, or worse, a menu of dismal, repetitive dessert options. “It’s To do so, train servers to ask questions that get to the depth of better understanding customers’ personal preferences and then offer particular menu suggestions, accordingly. For instance, a buffet, as opposed to an à la carte menu, helps to create faster table turnover (meaning more customers) and reduce labor costs. Boosting sales in your restaurant doesn’t have to be complicated.

FDA Relaxes Nutrition Facts and Menu Labeling Requirements for Restaurants and Food Manufacturers During COVID-19 Emergency

Modern Restaurant Management

Menu Labeling Requirements. Additionally, on April 1, 2020, the FDA published a “Guidance for Industry: Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” Design Equipment Law Operations FDA FDA Menu Labeling Requirements Menu LabelingThe U.S.

Dealing with Delivery: Menu, Website & Delivery Logistics


A short note on your menu detailing what that extra cost pays for may help your guests feel more comfortable with a higher bill. It’s no secret the bar business has been the most affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Fall Menu Trends: It’s All About the Comfort

Goliath Consulting

Switching to a seasonal menu generates interest and excitement around the new menu items, and taking advantage of a wider sales window for fall-themed foods can therefore mean increased sales and happy customers. So, what inspires a fall menu? Here are a few fall menu ideas to include in your menu: Savory Pumpkin dishes. menu development restaurant consulting Restaurants Uncategorized apple cider dessert fall menu pecan pie pumpkin

Are Healthy Eating and iPad Menu Ordering Related?


When combined with exercise, you have a real recipe for success in a healthy lifestyle, and healthier menu options are a major trend in the restaurant industry today. Variations during the study’s research included giving a menu selection orally, writing down a selection, and pressing a button to order a food item. Show what you stand for by making your menu options clear and labeling nutritional value. Color Coding Menu Options by Nutritional Value.

12 Menu Items & Ingredients You May Be Mispronouncing


How to Pronounce These 12 Menu Items. Whether you’re traveling abroad or enjoying the United States’ melting pot food culture, you’re bound to happen across menu items you can’t even recognize, much less pronounce. Instead of stumbling through your order and hoping the wait staff is too polite to cringe, take a moment to brush up on the proper pronunciation for these popular menu items. How To culinary lingo menu pronunciation

Cost of sales: the importance of costing individual menu items


The cost of individual menu items can be just as important to examine, and there are a lot of seemingly minor contributing factors that can have a major impact on your establishment’s bottom line. In today’s post, guest blogger Mike Walmsley walks us through the how and why of costing individual menu items. Much of what we see and write about food cost tends to be a “global” food cost. But does this overlook a crucial aspect of costing?

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Restaurant Reopening Guide II: Menu & Service Analysis


As we inch closer to dining rooms opening to the public, menu planning is a critical step towards the great comeback. Some restaurant menu concepts have done better than others during the pandemic. But, a vast majority of restaurants have their menu to serve dining rooms filled with people. With no dining rooms to fill, it’s probably time to reconsider your menu and the service style. Simplifying your menu requires fewer employees and fewer ingredients.

Wildflower Bread Company's Menu Innovation | Fast Casual Restaurants


This upscale fast casual restaurant is much acclaimed for its menu innovation and creative plating techniques. “We’ll Sometimes we’ll take it to test, but most of the time—because these are seasonal menu offerings—we’re very comfortable going right to market.”

How to Simplify Your Restaurant or Bar Menu for Optimal Profits

Sculpture Hospitality

As a result, many restaurant and bar owners get lost in trying to do too many things at once, and it’s often their menu that suffers the most. To try and reach a broad customer base, many restaurants and bars decide to offer an extensive menu that appeals to everyone.

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Prepare to reopen: how to develop a restaurant menu


That includes your menu: whether you're an established venue or feel a little more fluid, you must have a strategy in place to make sure your menu says and does everything you need it to. This blog post, by Doug Radkey, covers off the 'how' and 'why' of optimizing your menu for the post-pandemic customer. There's no denying the impact of coronavirus on the industry - and for many venues, preparing to reopen and get your business back on track might necessitate a few changes.

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Six Menu Engineering Tips and Tricks to Impact Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line


Every customer who orders from your restaurant takes a look at your menu, making it one of the most important pieces of your restaurant marketing. With this visibility, restaurant menu engineering provides a huge opportunity to grow your profits and ensure a great customer experience. A profitable menu doesn’t happen by accident. The art and science of menu engineering helps you ensure guests are picking the most profitable items on your menu.

Offsetting Rising Labor Costs with Menu, Purchasing, and Inventory Excellence

Hot Schedules

With labor costs rising, see how menu and purchasing excellence can help your restaurant get ahead. As you work to increase your profitability, two areas to explore are recipe and menu engineering, and purchasing and inventory optimization. Menu Engineering. What it is: Menu engineering is the study of the profitability and popularity of menu items and how these factors influence the placement of items on a menu. Offsetting Rising Labor Costs.

2-Minute Tuesdays: Designing a Successful Drink Menu


When it comes to designing a drink menu, there’s a lot to consider. Bar Management