Trends, Innovations & Insights

Using Value-Added Items In LTOs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Using value-added items in LTOs can help increase check averages and positively impact the bottom line. 

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Topics: Small Plates, Millennials

From Street Food to the Left Side of the Menu [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Awe-inspiring street food recipes can be used on the left side of the menu to drive small plate sales in brick-and mortar restaurants. 

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Topics: Small Plates, Millennials

Take a Tour Across the U.S. - Small Plate Preferences are Impacted by Regional Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Small plate and appetizer trends are influenced by different geographical regions.

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Topics: Small Plates, Millennials

The Generational Impact on Menu Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Younger generations trend toward sharing small plates while boomers tend to stick with traditional meals.

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Topics: Small Plates, Millennials

Side Dishes Take Center Stage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

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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Topics: Millennials, Small Plates

Building Check Averages with Creative Sides

Posted by Tampa Maid on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

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

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Topics: Millennials, Small Plates

Millennials Reshaping Dining [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tampa Maid on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Millennials are having an impact on dining.

They are a large group that dines away from home more than any other generation. They view eating out as an experience, so provide them with a flavorful one.

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Topics: Millennials, Small Plates

Millennials Reshaping the Dining Experience

Posted by Tampa Maid on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Operators cater to influential demographic group with a variety of tactics.

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Topics: Small Plates, Millennials