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The Hottest Terms for Describing Your Healthy Meals

Whether you are in the healthcare or senior living segment, it is crucial to use the most effective words to describe a healthy item on a menu. Certain words can have unintentional impact, leaving menu items less appealing. America’s top restaurant databases, Datassentials, has the...

Category: Healthcare Trends, Senior Living Trends


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...

Category: Casual Dining Trends


Tips for Flavorful, Vegan-Friendly Menus for Colleges & Universities

According to website, 2% of Americans 17 and older say they are vegetarians, and a quarter of those say they are vegans. Surveys of college and university (C&U) foodservice operators indicate that, in an effort to appeal to vegan students, upwards of 65% of...

Category: C&U Trends


Quietly Reduce Sodium in What You Serve…Shhhh! They Don’t Need to Know!

Since the caveman discovered that salt makes bad food taste good and good food taste great, the world has had a love affair with salt. Yet, reducing sodium intake may not be high on the priority list of seniors who feel good and want the...

Category: Senior Living Trends


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....

Category: Casual Dining Trends, Trends


Tactics for Addressing Nutritional Needs for In-Patient Dining

The challenge of a dietitian in the healthcare business is a balancing act between delivering flavorful foods that patients will eat and meeting their nutritional and dietary needs. The movement toward creating more flavorful menus has been a priority for years while addressing issues of...

Category: Healthcare Trends