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How to utilize food inflation data

On a regular basis, the U.S. government measures the rate of price change throughout the country in all industries, including the restaurant and grocery sectors.

As restaurant owners and executives, this data is one of many metrics to review that can be used to compare price changes in your organization with price changes [...]

6 Things You Never Knew Impacted Your Restaurant Order

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to deciding on your meal when you are dining out. Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab conducted a study on what factors play a role in your restaurant order. These 6 reasons will surprise you, and even make you wonder what other stimuli impact [...]

FDA delays menu-labeling requirements

Written by Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News

Restaurants scrambling to comply with upcoming federal menu labeling requirements now have a little more breathing room, after the Obama Administration delayed the compliance date by a year on Thursday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, citing the need for the agency to provide more [...]

8 tips to revamp your kids' menu

Re-engineering your kids’ menu? Try these 8 healthful tips from the National Restaurant Association.

Get input from parents and children to design kids’ meals that are nutritious, satisfying and tasty. The payoff: options that appeal to children are good for your sales.

Three participants of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program [...]

Harvest season yields fruitful fall menus

Although most of us had never heard of a polar vortex, last winter proved they’re real. And restaurants around the country are still feeling the effects, in this article from RestaurantHospitality.com by Jason Q. Freed, learn how this year’s harvest season helps yield fruitful fall menu items.

An extended cold wave this past [...]

Vegetarianism a rising trend on menus

In this article from Restaurant Business Online, learn more about the trend of vegetarianism and how you can implement ideal choices into your menu. Customers who seek a meatless dish for reasons of health, ethics or just because it sounds yummy on the menu, are very important people in restaurants today.

Interest [...]

Food preferences of vegans and vegetarians

In this article from Restaurant Business Online, learn more about the food preferences of vegans and vegetarians and how to offer popular menu choices for these guests.

Vegetarian cuisine is moving mainstream – there’s no denying that Meatless Mondays were only the beginning. Going one step further to a vegan diet – no [...]

Facebook Partners with Constant Contact to Include Restaurant Menus on Pages

Last month, Facebook and Constant Contact announced that restaurants can now upload menus through SinglePlatform from Constant Contact to Facebook pages. SinglePlatform helps businesses showcase their most important information everywhere local consumers are making decisions online.

As a result, Facebook users can both find and “like” a restaurant, in addition to view its [...]

Is it time to raise your prices?

Making sure the price is right for each menu item takes a lot of work. This article from the National Restaurant Association outlines 8 factors that determine whether it is time to raise your prices.

Making sure the price is right for each menu item is no game — it takes lots [...]

Last Minute Easter Ideas for Restaurants

One of the busiest weekends for restaurants is rapidly approaching – are you prepared? In this article from The Central Blog, written by Emily Rollins, learn about how you can make the most of Easter this year.

Easter brunch is an extremely popular option for families not wanting to cook a meal [...]

Is Your Menu Priced Right?

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

Today, many operators are reworking their menu prices in order to make it through this tough economic season. If you are planning on changing your menu prices plan two see one of two things. Customers that are willing to accept the price hike and continue to [...]

'All Natural' Products: Check Under the Hood Before You Buy

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

When I see a packaged food with a ‘natural’ claim on it, I am always perplexed. Natural vs. what? Artificial? Or synthetic? Isn’t all food supposed to be natural? To me, it’s kind of like seeing produce advertised as ‘fresh’ at a grocery store: what other options are [...]

The 'Dirty Dozen': how to position your produce, cut costs, and create more value

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has recently released the 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, designed to inform consumers on total pesticide loads found in conventionally grown produce. Many have come to know the list as the ‘Dirty Dozen’.

Here is a quick re-cap:

This year [...]

Gluten-free menus: embracing the craze!

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Call it a trend, a fad, or a diet, but gluten-free fare IS a big deal. One in one hundred thirty three individuals in the US claims to have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Not only that, but between 2006 and 2010, sales of gluten-free products in [...]

Changing 'wanting' into 'buying': why the tide is about to turn

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

We say we want to eat healthy…but do we always follow through? Research has shown this is not always the case.

But even though it is proving to be a lot more difficult for consumers to do what they say, I would argue that it is only a [...]