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Finding the Perfect Brunch Dish

Finding the Perfect Brunch Dish

This list will tell you about the tastiest brunch dishes you can eat.

Finding the Perfect Brunch Dish

Finding the Perfect Brunch Dish

Brunch is a more sophisticated way to eat breakfast and lunch combined. This list will tell you about the tastiest brunch dishes you can eat!


What Should You Serve for National Beer Day in Your Restaurant?

What Should You Serve for National Beer Day in Your Restaurant?

The combination of good beer and awesome food will blow their mind and keep them coming back for more. To accomplish that, you need to know which dishes go best with beer and figure out which types of beer you want to serve.

Your Coachella Menu – Dishes to Serve That Will Blow People’s Minds

Your Coachella Menu – Dishes to Serve That Will Blow People’s Minds

This festival is coming up soon. What should you add to the menu?
5 Oscars Gold Dishes

5 Oscars Gold Dishes

So, with that said, what should you prepare for your Oscar party? No matter how big or how small, we’ve got you covered with these 5 Oscar-worthy recipes.
5 Sauces to the 5 Best Dishes of 2018

5 Sauces to the 5 Best Dishes of 2018

We all know that any meal can be gastronomically delightful with the right sauce. Here is a run-down of the best sauces and their most suitable pair. Yum!

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

You don’t need a dragon glass to fight the low temperatures – a simple change in the menu this winter will be enough!
Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Molecular dishes offer you the chance to give customers great taste with an interesting presentation. Understanding the science behind molecular dishes helps you craft the foods that can help raise profits.

How to Design a Restaurant Menu

How to Design a Restaurant Menu


As you begin to create dishes and brainstorm about menu creation, here are some tips to keep in mind. Knowing how to design a restaurant menu, including what things to avoid during the creative process, can help you to woo foodies and gastronomy lovers. 


 

Cold Weather Foods

Cold Weather Foods

Comfort foods shaped around richer, thicker, and more flavorful dishes should comprise the bulk of your fall and winter menu selections. If you haven’t already, start to warm up to the idea of a renovated menu for the cold weather seasons.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake!

Bakeries, cafes, and restaurants alike can see a boost in profits when they invest the time, energy, and effort into offering cake. 

Portion Cost and Potential Profits

Portion Cost and Potential Profits

Portion cost is what the restaurant must pay for any given item including ingredients, equipment, labor, and time costs. Offsetting these costs by assigning prices appropriately can not only be profitable, but it can leave guests satisfied and coming back for more.

Be Careful Not to Overlook the Appeal of Comfort Foods

Be Careful Not to Overlook the Appeal of Comfort Foods

Restaurant owners are quick to overlook the value of comfort foods in the United States. Chefs across the country produce innovative recipes that include exotic ingredients and are prepared in revolutionary ways. However, a good grilled cheese can also garner its fair share of attention from consumers.




There Is Never Enough Fried Food in the World

There Is Never Enough Fried Food in the World

Few cultures love fried food more than Americans. Deep-fried chicken, for example, makes mouths water and causes havoc in communities where there are shortages of the food. To supply the demand, eateries need their own restaurant equipment to fry chicken and other menu items. The Star 515FD Star-Max Single Pot Electric Fryer has a wide variety of capabilities and is necessary for today's eclectic taste palate preferences.




Homemade Bread May Draw a Crowd

Homemade Bread May Draw a Crowd

Americans love their carbohydrates. The starchy foods fill up their stomachs and keep them coming back for more. Many restaurants serve bread before their meals to give their guests a chance to review the menu without letting hunger take full control. Establishments with restaurant equipment that can slice bread automatically may be at an advantage.



Small Plate, Big Impact

Small Plate, Big Impact

Traditionally, appetizers are designed as a shared item while entrees are made for the individual. With smaller plates, chefs have the ability to make a large impact on their customers, keeping them coming back for more!

Fun Kids’ Menu Ideas

Fun Kids’ Menu Ideas

Most restaurants have taken the time to create a kids’ menu, and 90% of parents agree that having a kids’ menu is important when eating out. Designing an appropriate menu for children can boost ticket sales and cater to a population subset that simply should not be overlooked.


How To Make Your Menu Work For You

How To Make Your Menu Work For You

Your menu is truly the turning point for your restaurant. With influences reaching back to the kitchen itself, making your menu work for you will boost profits and support your restaurant as a whole.

Freshen Your Menu: Gluten-Free Items

Freshen Your Menu: Gluten-Free Items

Where there’s customer demand, your restaurant needs to be prepared with high-quality supply! If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to freshen your menu with gluten-free items.

3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

Your commercial grill probably sees a lot of action at lunch and dinnertime, while griddles are typically reserved for breakfast items. If you don’t serve breakfast, then you’re likely reserving your grills for main course items across the board. But there are many desserts that can be made on your grill as well, and those sear marks that makes meats so tasty can enhance the flavor profile of your desserts too! Here are three dessert ideas to use for your commercial grill. 

All-Day Breakfast

All-Day Breakfast

If you haven’t considered adding breakfast as an all-day menu offering, then the phrase ‘better late than never’ is appropriate!

Creating Chocolate-Dipped Confections

Creating Chocolate-Dipped Confections

Chocolate should always be considered in some form on your dessert menu, but many are choosing to add chocolate in ways that are more subtle than a simple ‘slice of chocolate cake’. Rather than offering chocolate as the main part of the dish, let’s take a look at some ways to add chocolate-dipped confections into your menu to add appeal, interest, and flavor to your desserts. 

Appetizers Taking the Spotlight

Appetizers Taking the Spotlight

Some may call them starters while others may refer to them as tapas, small plates, or samplers. No matter what your restaurant calls them, your appetizers have probably seen a lot more action in recent months. In fact, a research study done by Mintel has shown that 80% of respondents have stated that they have created their main courses by ordering one or more appetizers instead of ordering from the main menu.

Gluten-Free Gluttony!

Gluten-Free Gluttony!

The gluten-free trend doesn’t seem to be slowing just yet, and while many folks are looking for gluten-free options, they’re also becoming more picky about the results. With more gluten-free options popping up in restaurants across America, those who opt for the gluten-free menu are looking for more tasteful, flavorful dishes.


Ceviche

Ceviche

Some of the hottest trends in the industry today focus on ethnic cuisines, and Peruvian cuisine is a front-runner in the race for foodservice domination.


Consider Grilling More Unconventional Meats

Consider Grilling More Unconventional Meats

Keeping the menu unique will help a business become and stay a local favorite. Here are two meat options to consider throwing on the grill!  

Recreate Famous Meals With Historical Menu Items

Recreate Famous Meals With Historical Menu Items

As the summer tourist season approaches, many restaurants are contemplating updating their menus to take advantage of this valuable target audience.

Bacon Bonanza

Bacon Bonanza

Recently, a type of seaweed has made headlines for being the nutritional, vegan substitute for bacon. While it hasn’t become mainstream just yet, we’re all contemplating the possibilities of this new bacon alternative! Restaurants have used bacon to spruce up their dishes for some time, and many more may jump on the bacon bandwagon in the coming years. Here are some ways that your restaurant can use bacon (or maybe seaweed?!) to spice up your menu.


Turn Your Restaurant Into A Backyard Barbecue With Some Tasty Dishes And Sauces

Turn Your Restaurant Into A Backyard Barbecue With Some Tasty Dishes And Sauces

There is nothing more satisfying than spending a sunny afternoon feasting on cooked meat and vegetables fresh off the grill. Anyone who has a couple of bags of charcoal and a barbecue can prepare tons of delicious food, and restaurants often try to recreate the authentic flavor and form of backyard meals.

African Cuisine Will Make Customers' Mouths Water

African Cuisine Will Make Customers' Mouths Water

The northern coasts of Africa offer sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, and the fish and other animals that come from this body of water are among the more delicious varieties found in the world. 

Odd Combinations Of Food Can Invite Delicious Results

Odd Combinations Of Food Can Invite Delicious Results

History is filled with strange combinations of food that have turned out to be quite appetizing.

Varying Types Of Pasta May Be More Delicious Than Just Spaghetti

Varying Types Of Pasta May Be More Delicious Than Just Spaghetti

College students and other amateur cooks often forget there is more to the world of pasta than just simple spaghetti and meatballs. Changing the type of pasta can make all the difference in a dish or recipe.





Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

If you are not from central New Jersey, it is unlikely you are familiar with the term pork roll.

Steamers Can Add A Fishy Appetizer To Any Restaurant Menu

Steamers Can Add A Fishy Appetizer To Any Restaurant Menu

If you have ever been to a seafood restaurant, chances are you know what steamers are.

Calzones Are A Delicious Item To Add To A Restaurant Menu

Calzones Are A Delicious Item To Add To A Restaurant Menu

Pizzerias, diners and other establishments can benefit from the inclusion of this crispy snack.

Panini's Can Add Much-Needed Flair To Restaurant Menu's

Panini's Can Add Much-Needed Flair To Restaurant Menu's

The head chef at any restaurant should consider adding panini's to a menu to take advantage of this popular meal.

Hot Sandwiches Appeal To Professionals Looking For Lunch

Hot Sandwiches Appeal To Professionals Looking For Lunch

Lunch spots typically have to cater to the demands of business professionals who want something quick to eat in between their meetings.

Get The Most Out Of Your Fryer With These Trendy Apps

Get The Most Out Of Your Fryer With These Trendy Apps

It can't be said enough: Americans love fried food. From french fries to beer-battered shrimp, people are sure to try just about anything that's been stuck in a deep fryer.

Unique Spins On Those Boring Old Menu Items That Will Be A For Sure Crowd Pleaser

Unique Spins On Those Boring Old Menu Items That Will Be A For Sure Crowd Pleaser

Every chef has a least favorite item on the menu. It's either something that just doesn't sell, or it's something that sells so well that you just can't remove it, even though it lacks character.


Rotisserie Chicken Is Rolling Onto A Menu Near You

Rotisserie Chicken Is Rolling Onto A Menu Near You

There was a time when chicken was seen as a plain food - a good staple in the home kitchen, but nothing you'd order off the menu, unless you're counting calories.


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