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Dress Up Your Menu with New Salads
Salads are menu favorites, and they deserve just as much attention as other center-of-the-plate options. More than two-fifths of diners say they visit specific restaurants because they enjoy their salads, and 21% say they purchase salads to try new flavors. It’s time to expand your salad offerings beyond the basic Caesar and house varieties.
More than half of diners agree that salads are very healthy. You can appeal to diners seeking better-for-you meals by including on-trend superfoods in new salad recipes. Try the Mesquite Smoked Turkey and Red Quinoa Sedona Salad for a healthy mix of popular ingredients. It includes white grapes, fresh oranges, Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast, red quinoa and pomegranate seeds, topped with roasted poblano Roman dressing.
Some other simple ideas to refresh your salads include:
Patrons are interested in trying new salads, so now’s the perfect time to give your menu a makeover. If you need help, use our E-Z Menu Ideas for fun salad inspiration.
What Consumers Are Looking for in Salads, Technomic, 2014
The New Healthy, Datassential, 2011