July 15, 2019

5 Fun Late Night and Happy Hour Menu Ideas

Looking to boost sales at your restaurant? Try creating a late night and happy hour menu. Not only do these programs increase foot traffic and revenue during non-peak hours, but for many restaurants, these hours account for up to one-third of alcohol sales. These late night and happy hour menu […]
May 28, 2019
Seasonal Menus & Produce

4 Ways Seasonal Menus Can Benefit Your Restaurant

Looking for a way to grow your restaurant, increase profits, and inspire your staff? Seasonal menus might be just the ticket. Here are the four biggest ways seasonal menus can benefit your restaurant. Lowering Costs When food is in season, it tends to be less expensive because it costs less […]
April 10, 2019
best vegan burgers

5 Best Vegan Burgers to Make Your Menu More Vegan-Friendly

The West Coast is no stranger to vegan restaurants, and while some spots thrive selling exclusively vegan fare, simply adding some well-crafted vegan-friendly menu items can help your restaurant satisfy a more diverse clientele. While you can certainly experiment with fun recipes utilizing trendy meat substitutes like jackfruit, one easy […]
March 27, 2019
2019 Restaurant Dessert Trends - Cereal Donut

5 Hot (And Cold!) Restaurant Dessert Trends for 2019

Running a successful restaurant isn’t easy, and in order to stay relevant, it’s important to track and incorporate different food trends into your menu. While dessert isn’t the main event, having a solid dessert menu can contribute to the success and longevity of your restaurant. Before updating your menu, consider […]
January 9, 2019
Mushrooms

5 Food Trends to Watch in 2019

Being successful in the restaurant business means keeping up with the latest food trends. It’s just not enough to serve quality food at competitive pricing. Staying relevant requires updating your menu to include ingredients that are trendy and popular with diners. By making this effort, you’ll draw new customers and […]
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 […]