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Healthy Appetizers That Taste Great [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 15, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Consumers are looking for balanced options that allows them to eat healthy and indulge at the same time. 

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Balancing Healthful and Indulgent Foods

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 15, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Customers who desire to eat healthy, don’t always follow through when ordering.

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Small Plates Big Opportunities [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 9, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Small plates provide consumers with opportunities to experiment with unfamilar flavors.

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Consumers Seek Global Flavors on Small Plates

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 9, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Research shows younger customers crave interesting variety from new ingredients, smaller portions.

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4 Tips for Pairing Sides and Mains [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Sep 6, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Flavor, color and texture.

These are the main things to consider when pairing sides and mains. 

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Creating a Partnership on the Plate

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 5, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Chefs, operators explore new combinations as the traditional approach to pairing sides and mains evolves.

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7 Tips for Menuing Small Plates [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Aug 10, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Small plate menus can boost sales for operators, and provide variety for guests.

This has been driving the rise of small plates for the last four years. But many chefs are still trying to figure out how to menu small plates.

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Small Bites at Small Prices Drive Sales

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Aug 10, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates

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Small plate menus can provide variety for guests, a sales boost for operators.
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Side Dishes Take Center Stage [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 18, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates, Millennials

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Operators are finding sucess with side dishes.

Not only do these small plates provde an opportunity to showcase some creativity and imagination, they can also:

  • Enhance the value perception of a dish
  • Be a standalone item
  • Be combined for a full meal
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Building Check Averages with Creative Sides

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 18, 2017 / by Tampa Maid posted in Small Plates, Millennials

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Side dishes take center stage as restaurant operators showcase more imaginative, flavorful preparations.

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