Menu Updates

Bar and Restaurant Menu trends and updates for the on-premise industry.


Fish Tacos from Steve O's Restaurant Article
Sharable Snacks for Cocktail Crowds   September 22, 2014

Sharable snacks can be a make or break item on your menu. It's all about giving the group something to feast upon while they decide on their next move.More>>

Menu Development Dont's Article
4 Food Development Blunders to Avoid   August 12, 2014

Passion doesn't guarantee that you won't come across hurdles when it's time to roll out a menu. Rather than jumping into a food development plan blindly, there are some 'don'ts' you should avoid in order to make your process seamless and successful.More>>

Pulled Chipotle Chicken Brioche Bar Bites
Shareable Flavorful Bar Bites   July 29, 2014

Don’t clutter your bar menu with generic additions; instead have fun with it by putting a unique twist on a familiar dish.More>>

New Menu Development for Chain Restaurants Article
Strategies for New Menu Rollouts   July 21, 2014

Rolling out a new menu can present many challenges that should be addressed early and consistently throughout the process. Implementation is relatively easy. Integration is not so easy.More>>

Drive Food Sales Article
6 Tactics for Driving Food Sales   May 27, 2014

The clear answer is to simply serve better food today than you did yesterday to excite guests with a strong intent to return and purchase. Which is easier said than done!More>>

Beverage Menus Article
Creating Effective and Balanced Beverage Menus   February 25, 2014

Well developed beverage menus can be extremely effective. Let’s examine how beverage menus can impact your beverage sales, what works and what may not work so well. More>>

Charles Joly Article
Joly Brings New Direction for Aviary   October 30, 2012

Charles Joly has become one of the best-known Chicago bartenders, now he's taken over as beverage director at the chef Grant Achatz-led Aviary, where all eyes will be on him as he rejiggers the menu. More>>

T.G.I. Friday's News
T.G.I. Friday's® New Line-Up: Decadent New Dishes & Scratch-Made Cocktails   September 30, 2012

T.G.I. Friday's is adding nine new craveable dishes and four new hand-crafted cocktails to its menu, giving guests exciting, indulgent options to enjoy as they celebrate that Always Friday feeling.More>>

News
T.G.I. Friday's Shakes Up Fresh New Summer Cocktails   July 16, 2012

T.G.I. Friday's is mixing it up again and inviting guests to beat the heat this summer with new beverage menu additions featuring fresh ingredients and fun flavor combinations. More>>

News
NRN.com: Old Chicago Revamps Cocktail Menu   July 11, 2012

From NRN.com: Beverages make up 40 percent of total sales at Old Chicago’s 96 locations across the country, and about three quarters of those beverage sales is beer. More>>



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