Birds are chirping. Snow is melting. Restaurants are opening. It’s time to SPRING AHEAD!

Fresh ideas sprung from COVID-19…

Dig Into Social Media:
Things got personal during the pandemic. Restauranteurs and patrons really came together through TikTok and YouTube content since video-led media can allow you to share your passion for the food and service you provide. Dig into these platforms and watch your social media presence BLOOM!

Cultivate Connection:
Outside space heaters, pop-up domes, fresh flowers or micro-bouquets of herbs on tabletops can set the stage for a welcoming space where your guests can dine. When you create a vibrant outdoor area, you’re providing a safe, inviting space for foot traffic to flourish. 

Grow Your Plant-Based Menu:
Integrating seasonal ingredients like spring veggies, herbs and edible flowers allows you to add a fresh twist to your menu staples. Even simple garnishes can make a huge impact since they showcase the flavors of the season. How will you re-invent those familiar favorites on your menu?

7 Spring Staples:
1. Artichokes
2. Asparagus
3. Ginger (+17% menu increase vs. 2 years ago)
4. Pea
5. Rhubarb
6. Scallions
7. Zucchini

Since ginger is growing and is a spring staple, consider menuing Peach Ginger Pancakes with Peach Compote

INSPIRATION:
Be like a flower, survive the rain but use it to grow. (Unknown Author)