Strategy/menu Matters/

Picture for The Next Generation
What does Gen Z represent for restaurant brands, and how are operators strategizing? We took a snapshot to help better understand these younger dining consumers, coloring in the profile of Gen Z while also outlining a few concepts’ savvy approach in making them loyal customers.
Picture for Flavor at Work: Paul Adams
Creating menus with meaning, approaching food with a punk rock street-kid mentality, and blending cultures and foods together. Paul Adams talks about few rules he lives by when it comes to menu/flavor development.
Picture for Flavor at Work: Jay Perry
From treating menu writing like composing a symphony, to building a drink version of a Caprese salad, Jay Perry shares with us his approach to flavor strategy.
Picture for The Main Event
How is innovation in other parts of the menu affecting modern entrée development? How are shifting consumer demands impacting the evolution of what an entrée looks like?
Picture for Why Lent Matters
For the foodservice industry, Lent is a time when demand for seafood sees a big boost from diners who choose to abstain from meat for the six weeks before Easter.
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Lent brings big opportunity for boosting business while tapping into modern seafood strategies
Picture for Modern Menu Hits
Adaptation, interpretation and reinvention are all smart ways to serve up signature dishes
Picture for The Social Game
How the eatertainment segment is upping the ante on fun food
Picture for Minding the Menu
Tracking the evolution of menu language that resonates with diners
Picture for The Innovation Game
Keeping up with flavor trends while staying true to your brand is key to stability and growth.
Picture for Innovating Within Ubiquity
Breathe new life into late-stage trends with creative flavors and forms
Picture for Veg-Centric Trends In Bar Bites and Small Plates
Savvy menu-makers are front-loading menus with produce-driven bar bites, appetizers and small plates that entice diners
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Picture for Snacking On Seafood
Newer menu development around seafood is edgier, more global, and often sees bolder flavor combinations.
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Picture for Lenten Opportunities
Picture for Hooked on Sandwiches
Picture for Fries that Surprise
Picture for Market Fresh
Picture for Redefining Authenticity
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Picture for Building the Modern Sandwich
Picture for Heritage Matters
Picture for Good Vibrations
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Picture for Creating Crave
Picture for Leveraging Lent
Picture for Bite-Sized and Deep-Fried
More menus are featuring small bites that are shareable, craveable and crunchy
Picture for The New Rural & Rustic
Picture for Protein at the Bar
Bar snacks and small plates are big business—make them protein-centric for an even meatier return
Picture for Living with Labels
The new menu-labeling regulations prompt operators to take a fresh look at how to deliver what diners want
Picture for Changing Tastes
From salty to sour to umami, the basic tastes we know and love are taking on unconventional roles
Picture for A Canvas for  Flavor
Good carriers display the latest flavor trends at their best
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How are operators taking the healthfulness of their menus to the next level?
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Picture for Healthy Meets Delicious
The approach to better-for-you menu strategies varies, but flavor should always take the lead
Picture for Building a Better Bite
Produce holds the key to flavor innovation in bar bites and small plates
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Picture for Haute Diggity Dogs!
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Picture for Sides in the Spotlight
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Picture for Flatbreads & Fillings
Picture for Rising Tide
Picture for Embedding Healthy Flavors
Picture for Palate-Pleasing Textures
Picture for Layers of Flavor
Picture for A Menu for All Seasons
Picture for Venezuelan Cachapas
Picture for Ancient Spices, Future Flavors
Picture for A New Generation of Sandwiches
Picture for Flavors Big & Bold
Picture for The Bitter Truth
Picture for Quality vs. Quantity
Picture for Savoring Sour
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Picture for A Place on the Menu
Picture for Looking Back, Moving Forward
Picture for Playing Up Produce
Picture for Cheese Stands Alone
Picture for Little Bites, Big Payoff
Picture for The New Value Platform
Picture for The Flexibility Factor
Picture for Protein Makes Big Plays
Picture for Comfort in Pot Pie
Picture for Serving Up Calorie Counts
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