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Are You Missing Out on Micheladas?

Amazing Growth in a Profitable Bar Drink… And More to Come! If your bar drink menu doesn’t include a great Michelada, you are missing one of the most amazing profit opportunities in alcoholic beverages of the past four years. According to foodservice data house, Datassentials,...

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Why Restaurants Love Ketchup

In just one year, Datassentials reports that ketchup mentions on menus are up 7% in the past year and up 28% in the past two years. Why add a mention of this humble condiment to the menu? There are several reasons. “80% of Americans ‘love...

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The Top Scoring Appetizers As You Gear UP For Football Season

Gridiron greatness on your menu means retooling your appetizers for upsell wins with eat-in or takeout customers this fall. With the help of Datassentials, Red Gold brings you some of the fastest-growing menu items to consider for your game plan. Checking the stats on more...

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#1 Favorite flavor for Restaurant Customers

Every restaurant operator seeks the perfect flavor. Foodservice data giant, Datassentials, asked a panel of restaurant customers what their favorite flavor is; the answer might amaze you. It’s spaghetti sauce! The Datassentials survey asked consumers to rank more than 365 flavors based on whether they...

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Tips on Making Bodacious Bloody Marys That You Can Upsell

Bloody Marys are the perfect cocktail. Few drinks can boast customer appeal for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, and none offer a platform for so many upsell opportunities. It’s easy to take a basic $5.99 Bloody Mary and turn it into a drink and a meal...

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18 Fresh Ideas for Your 2018 Menu

Fresh ideas are at the heart of every profitable menu. Datassential monitors menus from sea to shining sea and recently published some of this year’s best and brightest innovations. We’ve honed them down to 18 essential ideas for your own exploration. The growth in A.M....

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