December 6, 2018
Secret menu burger

The Secret To Making A Secret Menu Work

Secret menus are all over Portland. Dutch Bros has one. Pip’s Original Donuts has one. Kenny and Zukes Delicatessen has one. And, here’s why you should have one: No news spreads faster than a secret. People love sharing a good secret with their friends and everyone loves feeling like they […]
November 26, 2018
menu engineering

Proven Menu Engineering Tips to Raise Profits Without Raising Prices

Did you know that the placement of items on your menu has an impact on how frequently they are chosen by your customers? With a few changes to your menu design, you can get customers to purchase what you want them to purchase and increase your profits without raising prices. […]
February 28, 2018

Keto Diet Menu Options – How to Take Advantage of This Low-Carb Trend

Dining customers are beginning to care more and more about the ingredients they are being served and rightfully so. “Is it organic?” “Is it gluten-free?” “Is it antibiotic-free?” These are probably questions you’ve heard before. This year, you’re bound to hear questions about Keto Diet menu options. The Keto Diet […]
September 5, 2017

Clean Eating: Is Seaweed The Next Kale?

Is seaweed the new millennial food trend? Trend predictors say yes. While seaweed has been known as a superfood for the last few years, food trend experts say its popularity will really take off in late 2017, replacing kale as the clean eating item to have on your menu. This […]
January 17, 2017

3 Ideas to Maximize Profits on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special time for romantics, as well as restaurateurs. In fact, according to two decades of research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for dining out surpassed only by Mother’s Day. These high-traffic dining days present restaurant owners with unique opportunities […]
November 17, 2016

6 Simple Ways to Promote Your Restaurant

Your lights are on, your grill is fired up, and your staff is ready. Your restaurant is positioned in what you thought was the perfect location, yet day in and day out you find your tables standing empty as they beg for customers to put them to use. You’re not […]
September 16, 2016

How Analyzing 2016 Dessert Trends Can Make You Money

As National Dessert Month comes around this October, you might consider what sweets are on your menu and how you can follow the latest dessert trends of 2016. Customers will be looking for popular desserts after a good meal at your establishment, and staying on top of the latest trends […]
August 29, 2016

Switching It Up For Fall: How Pumpkin Spice Lattes Can Boost Sales

Either you’ve been waiting all year for pumpkin spice everything, or you’re deeply offended by the very notion. Whether you like it or not, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back again this fall and it’s sure to be as profitable as ever. As you come up with menu ideas throughout […]
July 27, 2016

Why Your Customers Aren’t Coming Back and How to Fix It

Getting customers in the door is one challenge. Getting them to come back is another. The truth is that repeat customers are vital to the success of your business. According to Restaurant Engine, a minimum of 1/3 of a restaurants revenue comes from repeat customers, and they cite a Harvard […]
February 3, 2016

Developing an Italian Menu

A menu might seem like a pretty straightforward concept, but it can make or break a restaurant. There is a lot more to it than selecting menu items that are tasty. Below we’ll break down the five most important things to consider when strategizing a new menu. Who is your […]