This is a hot topic among restaurant owners and patrons. The question presents itself frequently, "How often should I be changing my menu? What if I take away a menu item that my customers like?" These are great questions, but they are also easier to answer than you may think.
The Food and Drug Administration has shown all signs of implementing a mandatory policy in May 2018 requiring restaurant groups with 20 or more locations operating under the same name to display calorie counts on their menu.
Capturing the attention of your customers is vitally important and is the foundational principle of menu engineering.
Typically the only version of a restaurant menu found on a restaurant's website is a PDF of the printed files. It is easy to understand why this is the case, considering the hefty fees required to pay a website manager or developer to update the website consistently. However, this present a major problem for the restaurant's online presence for the following three reasons.
Running a restaurant is all about controlling inputs and outputs from your kitchen. It is easy to think of your kitchen as a factory and your food items as widgets being produced by the chefs. Every widget differs based on the items found on your menu.