Does Your Menu Align With Food Trends?

05meat2-web-master768Keeping up with food trends can be exhausting.  One day it is 100% all Kobe beef patties and the next quarter it is a meat alternative.  Food trends are changing fast, especially with the growing focus on healthy and organic options.  In the article below you can see that the meat giant Tyson recently invest an undisclosed amount into a meat alternative company for 5% holdings www.nytimes.com.  Campbell’s and Kellogg’s are all investing in allergen and non-gmo foods and trends as well.  Global sales of healthy food products, in fact, are estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2017, according to Euromonitor.

So if you haven’t already started to review your menu and find out how you can follow these food giants and the health trends then now is the time.  There are buzz words like Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Organic that can take a menu to a higher levels and increase the frequency your customers visit your restaurant.   Of course this will mean changes, recipes and new ingredients.

We recommend working with your Chef or looking for recipes for meal ideas online.  Once you have an idea for recipes that will fit into your restaurants theme and brand make an appointment with your food sales representatives.   Some of the alternative may not be as pricey as you may have thought or they could be much more expensive than expected so we recommend you do a full financial analysis when adding these new items, especially if they include seasonal produce that can fluctuate often.

CheddrSuite restaurant management software can help you make sure your expenses stay in line, for example food costs as you transition your restaurants products.  It is easy to run new nutritional information for menu items and add new products to your ordering guide all within the inventory tool.  Call today for a free tutorial and see how just $49/month can solve your restaurants operational needs and start making you more money.

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