Posts Tagged ‘new tastes’

Spice Up Your Burger Menu

August 1, 2010

Looking to make your burgers more exciting and thus increase business this summer? Consider spicing up your menu with a variety of ideas. Cargill Foods will even help you out this summer. They’ve arranged for a promotion to offer consumers some new great ideas for using ground beef this summer.

For example, they are asking consumers to consider new types of toppings for their burgers including such things as pineapples, Creole mustard, shredded carrots and buffalo wing sauce.

How You Can Benefit From This New Food Trend

While Cargill, of course, has their own reasons to wish to offer consumers these great ideas, you as a restaurateur can also bring in new and exciting menu ideas. In fact, many consumers first learn about a new and unusual taste sensation when they go out to eat at their favorite restaurant.

How often have you heard customers mention that they wished they could come up with something like what you offer in your restaurant? Why not offer them even more incentives to try something new by grabbing some of the ideas that Cargill has offered along with a few of your own?

Consider Alternative Cuts of Meat and Alternative Meats

While burgers are traditionally made out of beef, there is no reason you couldn’t offer your customers other kinds of burgers such as elk, buffalo and bison burgers. Each of those have their own unique flavors that will have your customers talking about your burger place for days and weeks to come.

Besides considering these meats, you can also consider other kinds of burgers made from beef. Ever tried a tongue burger? While tongue may not sound like the sort of thing you’d want to use for a burger, many consider it a high delicacy and the taste sensation would create an incredibly unique burger all your own.

Experimentation Makes for Great Restaurants

Experimenting with new ideas is simply the way that you take your ordinary restaurant from just a burger joint to the burger joint to go to in town. Give it a shot. You’ll thank us later.

Make your Menu More Inviting and Try Offering New Salads.

July 22, 2010

More than ever before, Americans are trying to find healthy things to eat. As much as we still love our Big Mac and fries, Americans in droves are looking for salads instead. However, many people feel turned off when they see all that green. Wendy’s has come up with a new idea for salads and it’s one that you may want to try as well.

Try Completely New Menu Ideas

Wendy’s is calling their salads “totally reinvented and they certainly sound like it. Instead of the traditional green lettuce and red tomatoes topped with a piece of chicken, one of the new salads from Wendy’s includes red and green apples, blue cheese crumbles, pecans, cranberries and of course the requisite chicken fillet.

Now we’re not saying to copy the new Wendy’s salad fruit for fruit. Instead, we’re suggesting you get together with your staff and start trying to think of new ways to create salads that never existed before and that will include things people really want to eat.

A Strong Market for Salads

Salads now represent a significant and growing portion of the market for fast and slow food. That’s why virtually every major fast food joint has started offering leafy greens on their menus. However, those leafy greens may never attract the diner who likes things sweet and crunchy. For them, consider using ideas like the ones Wendy’s used. Start creating brand new salads that reflect the tastes of your clientele.

Taste Test First

Of course, before you start selling your new salad creations to unsuspecting customers who may say horrible things about your place if they don’t like them, be sure to test the salads first. Look for friends, family, staff members or regular customers that you know will tell you the truth and ask them what they think. You may also want to hire a professional market research company to test the salads if your budget allows for that.