Every year there’s a ton of new restaurant menu ideas that restaurateurs have tried. Find out which ones your guests will actually appreciate and take your menu from dull to delicious.


Which menu ideas will your guests love?
Menu Design Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Use
109 seconds… Amount of time spent reading a restaurant menu – Thrillist
With less than 2 minutes to showcase your food, menus need to be simple, but offer diversity

Diners want diverse dishes and healthy options.
71%… Menus with diverse cuts of meat. – National Restaurant Association
70%… Offer health-food options for kids. – National Restaurant Association
Diners also love “house-made” items.
Over 60%… Menu items that are labeled “house-made” – National Restaurant Association
A great menu doesn’t discriminate.
2% of Americas are vegetarian/vegan. Plant-based dishes are super hot right now. -The Balance

80% of a restaurant’s food sales come from only 16% of menu items. How do you know which ones? The perfect menu is just a click away with Upserve's Menu Builder.

Design Your Menu

70% are inspired street-food trends. – National Restaurant Association
What can restaurants do?
Pairing is caring. Pair up complimentary items for a diverse palette.
Market to the masses. Offer deals for different days of the week
Learn more about menu trends: restaurantinsider.com/trends/menu

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Carter's first five jobs were all in restaurants. When he's not doing food photography, he's probably at one of his favorite local spots, or cooking up a storm. With a background in marketing and video production, as well as the restaurant industry, he's always hungry for the next great shot... or pizza!