Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Author: Flavor & The Menu Staff

Going Upstream Flavor R.O.I.: Modern Market successfully upgrades a lunchtime staple

At Modern Market – a fast casual based in Denver that serves farm-fresh, artisan food, including wholesome grain bowls, modern salads and toasted sandwiches – director of culinary operations Nate Weir talks about how he worked to source exactly the right salmon, then showcased it in a Curried Salmon Bowl LTO, before developing a Salmon Caesar Salad that quickly became the No. 2 seller in the overall menu mix.

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Awesome Sauce Today’s sauces showcase big, bright, bold flavor

Sauces are the silver bullet, armed with craveability, uniqueness and, of course, flavor. Their role in plate composition isn’t new, but the opportunity today sees chefs leveraging the culinary might of sauces and wielding it in unique and memorable ways—all with the strategy of building a flavor impact that knocks their guests’ socks off

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