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Menu is a list of options or commands presented to the user of a computer or communications system. A menu may either be a system's entire user interface, or only part of a more complex one.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A menu is a list of dishes that are available for consumption in an eating establishment. These establishments range from small cafés and diners to mid-sized restaurants and large hotels. Menus can be as simple as a list of the available meals with their prices, or they can be elaborate works of art, full of pictures and descriptions of the dishes.

Types of Menus[edit | edit source]

There are several types of menus, including À la carte, where customers choose individual dishes from a list in a menu, and Table d'hôte, where a set meal is provided at a fixed price. Other types include buffet menus, cafeteria menus, and catering menus.

Menu Design[edit | edit source]

The design of a menu can greatly affect the dining experience. Factors to consider in menu design include layout, color scheme, font choice, and the use of images. Some restaurants use menu engineering to influence customer choices and enhance profitability.

Digital Menus[edit | edit source]

With the advent of digital technology, many restaurants have started using digital menus. These menus are displayed on screens and can be easily updated. They can also include animations or videos to attract customers' attention.

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