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Preparing for the Millenial Generation

In the coming years Millenials (those between the ages of 18-29, sometimes referred to as Generation Y) will overtake the baby boomers as the most sought after target audience for restaurants, this according to a recent Nation’s Restaurant News article.

According to the report, this generation will continue to become more diverse because [...]

Staying Ahead of the Trend: Why Restaurants Should Increase their Seafood Selection

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

Thanks to a national push for increased nutrition education, consumers are beginning to make more educated meal choices. In January, the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In this, they outlined the federal governments nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic [...]

Restaurant Nutrition in the National Spotlight

By Steven Kent President/CEO MenuMax.com

As part of her campaign to end childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama has turned her attention to the restaurant industry. According to White House officials her goal is to convince restaurants to adopt “smaller portions and children’s meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices [...]

Keeping Food Costs Low in the Face of Extreme Conditions

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

The last few months have delivered tremendous weather across the world. Dubbed “Stormageddon” by media channels, the recent rash of extreme weather should have those in the foodservice industry keeping a close eye on food costs. According to newly released United Nations data, world food prices [...]

Health and Budget Concerns to Drive Food Trends in 2011

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

As we are all aware, consumers are becoming more selective on how they spend their hard earned dollars. A recent article published at Restaurant News Resource gives insight on what consumers are looking for when choosing where to spend their money. According to Don Montuori, publisher at [...]

Industry Trends to Prepare Your Restaurant for 2011

By: Mary Pennington, Communications Manager, MenuMax

Though to some extent we all want to pave the way for a unique way of doing business that will guarantee the raving success of our new venture, there is something to be said of following industry trends and keeping up with the Joneses. Each year, culinary [...]

Wall Posts, Comments, & Likes, Oh My! Fan interaction WILL boost sales.

By: Mary Pennington, Communications Manager, MenuMax

We all know and have read about the monumental benefits of social media; and how using these free resources will help our businesses grow larger, faster. Now the real test is how much time you are really willing to spend learning and establishing a social media presence. [...]

Voluntary sodium reduction: easier said than done? This may not be the case.

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax

Voluntary sodium reduction has been front and center in the news over the past few months. As the debate continues to unfold, we have moved beyond whether or not sodium reduction is a good idea to the practical consideration of how to do it.

Because food manufacturers [...]

Restaurants give veterans free food this week

Alongside several other types of businesses, restaurants are offering gifts of thanks to the troops this Veterans Day. The free food ranges from donuts to buffet dinners, and many offers do not require veterans to show ID. For a list of participating restaurants and more details, read this article from USA Today.

Thrifty Diners Order Fancy Food…For Takeout Only

After a long week at work, Taryn Sardoni usually looks forward to changing into a dress, slipping on a pair of high heels and heading out to a swanky dinner with friends. She recently forfeited her usual outing, however, in favor of another dining destination: The living room of her fifth-floor walk-up in Hoboken. After a long week at work, Taryn Sardoni usually looks forward to changing into a dress, slipping on a pair of high heels and heading out to a swanky dinner with friends. She recently forfeited her usual outing, however, in favor of another dining destination: The living room of her fifth-floor walk-up in Hoboken. [...]