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.
Small plate and appetizer trends are influenced by different geographical regions.
Younger generations trend toward sharing small plates while boomers tend to stick with traditional meals.
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
Side dishes take center stage as restaurant operators showcase more imaginative, flavorful preparations.
Operators cater to influential demographic group with a variety of tactics.
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.