Tag Archives: Menu

Menu Engineering for Maximum Marketing

You work hard to give your customers the very best meals and service. You may have the best-tasting menu offerings, but if they’re presented in an outdated or unattractive format, you could be losing valuable revenue. Research suggests that a re-designed menu can increase sales by at least 10 percent. Take an honest look at your menu; is there room ...

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Experiment With Ethnic Inspired Entree Salads

With customers hungry for nutritious options that taste good too, chefs and restaurant owners are seeking global flavors. Salads are being elevated from the sidelines to the spotlight by giving them an international flair. A top-notch ethnic-inspired salad worthy of the main event gives diners a healthy option that will take them to different parts of the world through a ...

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Is Your Menu Working With You or Against You?

As a restaurant operator you already know the importance of keeping your food costs in line. That’s because combined with your wages and other payroll expenses, food and beverage costs account for anywhere from 50-70+ percent of your total revenue. Moreover, your food and labor are relatively controllable costs compared to rent, utilities, insurance and most of the remaining expenses ...

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The Best of Italian Cheeses

The star of Italian food is most often its luxurious and decadent cheeses. The wide variety of artisanal cheeses from Italy offers an abundance of culinary possibilities. We’ve profiled some of the best for an easy, quick reference in the kitchen. FRESH MOZZARELLA Region of Origin: Southern Italy Type: Soft to semi-soft Flavor Notes: Mild and delicate with a fresh ...

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The Vegetarian Side of Italian

Even though most consumers might think of rich, cheesy, and meaty dishes like meatballs in sauce, or sausage and peppers when it comes to Italian fare, Italian cooking’s emphasis on local, seasonal produce makes it well suited for vegetarian cooking. In Italy, the vegetables are always treated the same way as a steak in the U.S. – they’re not an ...

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Taking Italian to the Next Level

Ever since Italian immigrants brought their beloved dishes and family favorites to the United States, Americans have embraced and loved this flavorful, robust cuisine. The love affair is a long-lasting one: In the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Culinary Forecast, Italian cuisine was named a perennial favorite. Even though it has evolved over the years, the hallmarks that have made it ...

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Sandwiches are Serious Business

The “creator of the sandwich” is said to have requested his meal of sliced meat to simply be tucked between two pieces of bread, so as not to render his playing cards greasy while he played cribbage. Whether or not it is true, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had his dining priorities in line with us, almost four ...

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Incredible Breads and Bread-Alternatives to Outfit Your Sandwich

So, we’ve done our research and found some incredible breads (and bread-alternatives) to outfit your sandwich. Try some of these unique “bread” styles: Aubergine Slices Tomato Slices Large Portobello Mushroom Tops Lettuce Wraps Skewers Apple Slices Pan-fried Tofu Potato Slices(cooked) “Shot Glass” (all the sandwich elements stacked in miniature glasses) Hollowed-out Cucumbers (cut long-ways) Red Pepper(cut and flattened out) Cold-cut ...

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3 Questions Before You Expand Your Sandwich Menu

No matter how you slice it, the sandwich is probably the most important staple meal today. Its elevation and evolution in restaurants across the country are a direct metaphor for the changes in our eating habits and the very reason we go out to eat in the first place. Casual, flavorful, simple and easy. Next time you analyze your menu, ...

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