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Summer Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Long days, time off from work, and warm weather means more business at your restaurant. These summer menu ideas for restaurants can help you drum up new business and keep regular customers coming back for more. Construct Some Cold Sides Seasonal menus are great because they offer you a chance […]
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How to Fight Rising Food Prices with These Affordable Substitutions

Why is food getting more expensive? While disruptions to the supply chain due to coronavirus are partially to blame, rising food costs have been a problem for restaurant owners for years. Here’s how to fight rising food prices with clever, affordable substitutions. Substitute Cheaper Cuts of Meat With meat prices […]
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How to Design a Menu: Proven Restaurant Menu Design Ideas

Whether they read it online or after being seated, your menu is often a guests’ first impression of your restaurant. As a restaurant owner or executive chef, you can’t sit down with every customer to make suggestions, but the design of your menu can do a lot of that work […]
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What are the Best Appetizers to Serve During Happy Hour?

For many people, happy hour calls to mind elaborate cocktails and discounted beer and wine options, but appetizers are an equally important part of the happy hour experience. As restaurants continue to reopen for dine-in, it’s the perfect time to rethink your happy hour food menu. In today’s blog, we […]
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4 Pizza Trends to Try at Your Mom and Pop Pizza Shop

When it comes to food, it’s hard to find something more popular than pizza. In fact, a Technomic study showed that 43% of consumers eat pizza at least once per week. If you own a mom and pop pizza shop, you may think your traditional pie is where it’s at […]
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Why Your Restaurant Should Consider Offering Weekend Brunch

While brunch used to be reserved for special occasions like Mother’s Day and Easter, more and more diners are regularly spending money on weekend brunch. Here’s why your restaurant should consider offering weekend brunch service. Lower Food Costs Managing rising food costs is one of the biggest challenges that restaurants […]
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Restaurant Trend Alert: All-Day Breakfast Menu Items

Does your menu take advantage of popular restaurant trends? If not, you may be missing out on opportunities to keep your diners happy and coming back for more. Here’s what you need to know about adding all-day breakfast items to your restaurant menu. The All-Day Breakfast Menu Trend You Can’t […]
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How to Improve School Lunches Without Breaking the Bank

Wondering how to improve school lunches so students are happier, healthier, and more adventurous eaters? Try these ideas! Install a Salad Bar One low-stress way to improve school lunches is to install salad bars in school cafeterias. Not only do salad bars increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools, […]
Why You Should Update Your Restaurant Menu Every Year

Why You Should Update Your Restaurant Menu Every Year

Even if your restaurant is thriving, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should leave your menu the same. In fact, updating your restaurant menu every year can help reduce food waste, cut costs, and keep customers coming back for more. Heres why you should update your restaurant menu every year. Food […]
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Kids’ Menu Ideas for a Successful Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Childcare is expensive, so rather than paying a babysitter, many parents are opting to eat at restaurants with their kids. While it doesn’t make sense for every type of restaurant to be kid-friendly, restaurants that aren’t accessible to kids can isolate a huge group of potential customers: parents with kids […]