Good restaurateurs are food merchants blending food innovation, experimentation with contemporary relevance. The outcome is a unique point of differentiation that relates directly to the targeted consumer. I believe that differentiation does not mean different it means familiar with a twist.
With all the talk today about posting calories, excessive salt there is one thing that we all must keep top of mind; customers eat FOOD that taste good. For all of the pontification and legislative maneuvers to change the food you are selling to your customers beware! If you want your customers to come back, the food had better taste good. Food success is in the mind’s eye of the consumer and their palate.
Better for you food means many different things to each segmented group of consumers. Each new menu or product may have one or more new “required constraint” targeted at a specific niche few will be all things for all groups. The one universal attribute or success clue in food innovation is: it better taste good!
For international corporate presentations, educational forums, or keynotes contact: Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions. His extensive experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator, consultant, brand / product positioning expert and public speaking will leave success clues for all. Facebook.com/Steven Johnson, Linkedin.com/in/grocerant or twitter.com/grocerant