One of the biggest hurdles breweries have to deal with to keep customers in seats longer is the fact that most don’t have full kitchens. Food trucks have been a lifesaver and a great partner to breweries, but using those for the only food option doesn’t allow for maximum profits. In addition to a food truck outside, a lot of our customers have seen great success with a snack menu. Customers love the ability to eat at the bar and personalize their snack selection. Here are a few simple steps to get your snack menu started and some recommendations for best sellers that your customers will love.
We recommend having a mix of flavor profiles and textures. Sweet, salty and spicy with a snack for every taste bud. Let the customer have the ability to personalize their snacks by selecting 3-4 of their favorites. (see below for the best selling snacks for bars and breweries)
If you display your beer options on a giant chalkboard over the bar, create a smaller chalkboard that clearly displays your snack options. If you use regular menus, add a featured box to the bottom with your snack menu.
We recommend serving snacks by the scoop for $1. It’s a low enough price that customers will think nothing of adding an extra $3-6 to their order which can be a great add-on profit.
We love some of our brewery customers who simply have giant jars of the snacks behind the bar. It adds color to the bar and makes it easy to scoop up orders. For plating of the snacks, consider a trio bowl since most customers will order at least three snacks.
Consider rotating snacks to keep flavors fresh and customers excited.
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