Does menu design play a part in your revenue strategy?
If it doesn’t, you’re neglecting one of the most valuable tools your restaurant has to boost profits. We’ve seen operators increase average transaction value (ATV) by up to 35% with some simple menu design hacks.
Luckily, the art of menu design is quick to learn, and easy to implement. Even more so when you can learn from the pros already doing it 👀.
We’re showcasing our five favourite examples of brands using menu design to their advantage. Discover how to boost profitability and improve guest experience through your menu, with real-world examples of how it’s being done right now.
Time to start making those menus do some of the hard work for you…
1. LEON’s intelligent upselling
Who can say no to a side of baked fries once they’ve ordered a burger?
Healthy fast food chain LEON uses its digital menus to upsell more effectively and unobtrusively than a human ever could.
Recommending additional menu items to customers based on what they’re ordering is one of the most simple (but effective) ways to increase ATV.
With the help of smart upsells, LEON increased ATV by 15% on kiosk orders versus POS transactions
2. Tossed's basket recommendations
Salad chain Tossed cleverly replicate the impulse buy effect with a selection of quick-buy items recommended at basket level.
These are simple, one-click additions to baskets. Items like drinks, sauces or desserts that don’t need customisation or require much thought outside of the initial impulse to buy.
Thanks to these sorts of smart features in their menu, Tossed have increased kiosk ATV by 21%.
3. HOP’s customisation options
Offering customisation is a great way to drive order value, proven by HOP’s menu. The Vietnamese fast food chain provides a seamless journey for hungry guests to customise their dishes easily.
The menu gives guests plenty of flexibility, but doesn’t overwhelm them with options or require excessive scrolling.
With an inviting and easy customisation process in place, HOP can now use this space to push best selling ingredients that boost revenue the most.
With 40% of all orders now being customised, digital menus have empowered HOP to increase ATV by 20%.
4. I am Doner’s meal deals
Gourmet kebab chain I am Doner offers meal deal discounts for certain combinations of items, for example a wrap, fries and drink.
The menu even alerts the customer when they’ve selected an item that’s part of a meal deal, ensuring they don’t overlook the option.
This is a natural way to entice customers to order items they might not have considered before, plus it boosts satisfaction by offering a great bargain!
Meal deals can be based on a combination of different products. Alternatively you can consider introducing ‘couple’ or ‘family’ style deals based on a customer buying two or four of the same item.
I am Doner take 100% of orders through their digital channels, and thanks to smart menu design decisions like meal deals, they’ve seen a 35% increase in ATV.
5. Neat Burger's promo banners
Plant based burger chain Neat Burger makes great use of menu design to direct customers to specific products or categories, including its meal deal.
Promo banners are the perfect way to hero items and put them front and centre in front of customers. Use this space to draw attention to the dishes and categories that profit your operation the most.
Menu design plays a key role in the value of every single order your operation receives.
Don’t miss out on the boost in revenue you could secure for your operation through rethinking your menu design.
Want to find out how easy that can be? Chat to one of our restaurant tech experts for a bespoke look at your operation, including ways you can power your menu to work harder for you.
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