5 Different Types of Restaurant Menus

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Different restaurants have different approaches on serving the food and fixing prices for each item. Similarly different restaurants follow different menu styles. Here we are going to talk about the most commonly used five different types of restaurant menus.

Menu is essential for all

restaurants and it plays an

important role in promoting the

business. A menu not only

provides information about the

food articles available at the

restaurant along with prices, but

also tempt the customer to order

the food. Menu should be

attractive and informative as in

not long but it should be able to

provide the necessary

information.

Different restaurants have

different approaches on serving

the food and fixing prices for

each item. Similarly different

restaurants follow different

menu styles. Here we are going

to talk about the most commonly

used five different types of

restaurant menus.

Static Menu

This is the most common type of menu which has been

accepted widely. Different food items will be categorized into

different groups and subgroups such as appetizers, entrees,

salads, soups, desserts etc. This type of menu will be kept

laminated for easy cleaning and will contain several pages.

Most of the fast food restaurants use this type of menu.

DIFFERENT

TYPES OF

RESTAURANT

M E N U S

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A’la Carte Menu

When different food items are sold individually, this type of

menu will be the best. For example, when you order a steak,

it will not accompany salads and potatoes. You will have to

order them separately. In such restaurants, the prices of

each item should be shown individually.

Table d’hote Menu

In some restaurants where food items are sold as multi

course meals. Here the choices will be less and the charges

will be for the meal not for individual items. Customer will not

have a choice to order individual items. In such restaurants

“Table d’hote” type of menu will be the best choice. This is

also known as “Prix Fixe Menu”.

Du Jour Menu

When food items are being changed constantly, this type of

menu will be the best choice. It is a practice of many

restaurants to offer special foods on seasons or even daily.

In such restaurants Du Jour Menu can be used. This is also

known as “Chalkboard Menu” as making changes in the

menu will be easy in this case.

Cycle Menu

Several restaurants have the practice of offering

specific food items on specific days. For example,

fish will be served on Fridays, Chinese will be on

Sundays, Continental on Mondays etc. In this case,

the best choice is Cycle Menu Covers. A cycle can

be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

There are several other types of menus that are not

popular. The type of menu card can be selected

based upon the nature of food served and also on

the nature of foods.

However, one should take extra care while

designing menu cards, irrespective of the type of

menu. Type of menu will suit your business but

cannot promote it until and unless it is attractive

and informative. Hence, it is always better to take

the help of a professional to get the restaurant

menus designed and printed. Remember that the

amount you are spending on professionals will not

go in vein as a good and professionally designed

menu can improve your business.

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