A common question we hear: Where should I even start? Whether you are starting with no idea, or too many ideas, we help you ask the right questions, analyze the important trends and data, and apply your brand's unique style to curate an appetizing, replicable, and profitable menu.
Another question we hear a lot: How can I inject some innovation into my current menu? We can help you implement a proven product development process into your current structure, capitalizing on what you already do best, and improving tactics and communication to drive sales to new heights.
Creating a pipeline of new ideas to launch throughout the year is absolutely essential to the success of any food concept. Exceptional performance is carefully planned, and seasonal new product launches can positively impact the internal culture of food and beverage retailers.
New items, new menus, innovation, alternative ingredients, sourcing help, limited time offers, proprietary recipes... Equal parts Chef and Chief Operations Officer.
We love details. We love saving you money. Dialing in cost models to maximize gross profit minimize waste and optimize retails.... Stellar category and menu management is our thing.
Bringing your ideas to life with clear communications, checklists and tutorials... The best ideas need clear, simple, visual tools to be executed consistently at store level, and we provide those top to bottom.
Customers want to know exactly what they are eating. We create nutrition facts for your proprietary menu items.
A Forward-Thinking Approach
Food Forward Thinking acts as the Food Innovation, Menu and Product Development, and Category Management arm of convenience store chains, groceries, and restaurants. We research your data, your competitive set, and trends impacting your offers. We develop menus, select equipment, improve margins and cost of goods, and provide tools for real-world operations. Food Forward Thinking develops and optimizes foodservice platforms and elevates executional consistency.
Your Food Innovation Partner
We work with food producers, distributors, equipment manufacturers, and a broad range of foodservice operators to dial in recipe cost models, source ingredients, develop training, and provide nutrition facts for proprietary food and beverage items. We partner across categories for operational wins.
A Fresh Approach to Food
We understand consumer behavior, large-scale commercialization, and experimental test design. With experience leading research and development for regional, national, and global brands, as well as startup brands, we bring fresh and meaningful perspectives to partnership. Our food innovation understanding spans across the convenience, grocery, and restaurant industries, setting the stage for a dynamic and forward-looking approach to product development.