Strategize and make new menu updates to position your restaurant for growth! Today we’re looking at industry menu trends and information to consider when updating your menu.
Streamlined Food Options
Recently, we’ve seen a shift to streamlined menu offerings and inventory. This trend has allowed operators to boost their profits. Tip: A great way to find out which menu items to keep or cut is to look at the data from your Point of Sale System to see which items are selling, the cost of the ingredients, etc. This gives restaurants the ability to offer quality over quantity when it comes to their menu.
Customers are now experiencing the option to sit down and scan a QR code on a restaurant table which directs them to an online menu. QR Menus are a great contactless and convenient option. With Shift4 QR Payments, customers can order and pay on their phones by scanning a QR Code. QR Menus also allow the restaurant to have more flexibility with updating their menu and not having to reprint physical menus.
Addition of Comfort Foods
The pandemic has been stressful, so naturally, more people gravitated towards comfort foods! Customers want the food they order to be predictable and something they know they will love. Studies show that people are not currently being as adventurous with their taste buds when it comes to ordering online.
High-Quality Photos & Descriptive Items
With everything being online and accessible, restaurants should make it a priority to have high-quality photos of their menu items and more descriptive details. People are more likely to buy when there’s a high-quality photo of the food rather than if there’s just text. Soon they’ll be craving every item they see!
Meadows Hospitality Systems is here to help your restaurant thrive. Contact us at 407-365-1991 to learn more about the Restaurant Manager POS System or QR Menu trends.