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Profitable Menu Planning, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By John A. Drysdale, Jennifer A. Galipeau

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 11, 2008

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For sophomore/senior-level courses in Menu Planning, Food Production, Food Management. Exceptionally thorough, this text offers single-volume coverage of all aspects of menu planning—from customer demographics to kitchen capabilities, to cost cards and menu analysis. Early chapters are devoted to a variety of broad topics (costs, pricing, nutrition, etc.), while later chapters focus on menu planning for specific types of restaurants (quick service, fine dining, family style, cafeteria, and more). Hands-on in approach, it features real menus from across the country and includes interactive software so readers can practice costing, mark-ups and menu engineering. This edition includes more on marketing, new case studies and updated menus that reflect industry trends.


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.      Know Your Customer

2.      Know Your Restaurant

3.      Costs

4.      Pricing the Menu

5.      Menu Analysis

6.      Nutrition

7.      Menu Content

8.      Truth in Menu

9.      Menu Layout and Printing

10.  Menus, Restaurants and Marketing

11.  Quick Service Menus

12.  Family Style Restaurant Menus

13.  Theme-Ethnic and Fine Dining Menus

14.  Banquet/Show Menus

15.  Buffets

16.  Cafeteria and Cycle Menus

17.  The Menu as a Management Tool


Appendix A: Descriptive Wording for Menus

Appendix B: Nutritional Labeling Laws

Appendix C: Foreign Wording for Menus



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