Tag Archives: Menu Development

10 Small Ideas that Can Greatly Improve your Restaurant

Success in the restaurant business is built on a lot of different parts—the big things, of course, with menu, décor and service, but also a lot of little things, like sales builders, brand differentiators, cost tweaks, and more.

Hey, what’s the little idea? Consider something like one of these:

1. Red Robin’s 20-year-old Bottomless Fries concept—which has since expanded to include endless servings of healthier side dishes such as cole slaw, sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli and side salad

Read on: 10 Little Ideas

The Profits of Breakfast

Photo credit: Flickr User Nana B Agyei License CC by 2.0

The word, “breakfast” often conjures up images of a large hearty meal of foods such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon and sausage. Comfort foods like these,and even healthier breakfast options, are embraced by many Americans, but especially Millennials, as indicated in recent research by Datassential.

Read on here: http://www.synergyconsultants.com/tapping-into-breakfast-profits/

Low-Carb Side Dish Ideas for your Menu

Does your restaurant only offer fries and chips as sides? An easy way to revamp your menu to cater to diabetics is by evaluating your side dishes. Check out our list side ideas that are healthy and delicious for everyone.

Consider Offer these Carb-Friendly Sides:

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Secret Menu Items Are Restaurants’ Secret Weapon

By Karen A. Brennan, Marketing & Branding Strategy

A while ago I was in Los Angeles on a Discovery Tour and visited an haute hot dog concept called The Slaw Dogs. The line-up of builds was impressive. They had dozens of variations, from the Soy Bomb veggie dog to a Rueben Dog with spicy sausage and pastrami, but most impressive was when they brought out their “Secret Menu” of off-menu choices for two women who were undecided about what they wanted. How fun is that?

…  Secret menus make guests feel good because they get what they want and feel like they’re getting special treatment too.

But secret menus are also good for restaurants.

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McDonald’s Snack Wrap Gets a Fancy Makeover

Just last week, McDonald’s released its EggWhite Delight breakfast sandwich – a healthier alternative to the Egg McMuffin. And also making its debut this month is the McDonald’s Premium McWrap, an upgrade from the original McWrap and is also marketed as a healthier option.

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McDonald's Premium McWrap | Image credit: Flickr by theimpulsivebuy

McDonald’s Premium McWrap | Image credit: Flickr by theimpulsivebuy

Umami can be your kitchen’s secret weapon

By Joan Lang

Fish Sauce | Image credit: Flickr by Annie Mole

Fish Sauce | Image credit: Flickr by Annie Mole

Sweet, salty, sour, bitter… and umami. Derived from a Japanese word for “deliciousness,” the so-called fifth taste has taught us not only about why some foods are so satisfying, but also about the very nature of human appetite.

You may have heard or read about umami …

Read more on how your restaurant can benefit from umami flavors.

Focusing on flavor: it’s all about the taste!

In the past few years, we’ve witnessed the green movement popping up in restaurants across the nation. Health, earth, animal and people-conscious initiatives such as local, organic, humane and sustainable foods, fair trade practices, recycling and other green methods have been implemented by mindful restaurant owners looking to demonstrate their values and attract like-minded patrons.

While these actions are quite commendable, is it a feat too impractical for a restaurant operator?

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