Your menu should be visually appealing rather than just contain the name of each dish followed by its price. A stylish menu could very well be the difference maker that influences a customer’s decision to dine or look elsewhere. Here’s a few menu design ideas to make your menus stand out.
Each Menu Item Should Clearly Described
Don’t assume customers know what each item in the menu entails. Ant Climbing a Tree, for example, is a popular Chinese noodle dish. A customer new to Chinese cuisine, though, will have no idea what Ant Climbing a Tree is. This is why each item should be accompanied by a brief description like the one below:
Ant Climbing a Tree
Homemade bean thread noodles flavored with sautéed ground pork and our house-special chili sauce made from organic, locally-acquired jalapeno peppers.
Even if it’s clear what the item is, you should still provide a brief description. This gives the customer a better idea of what it includes, such as in this example:
Bacon Ranch Hamburger
A ¼ pound whole beef patty, two strips of extra crisp bacon, and homemade ranch sauce all wedged between a freshly made sesame ciabatta bun. Continue Reading →