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Menu Mashups: A Great Marketing Idea for Any Restaurant

If you’re really ready to grab peoples’ attention, menu mashups may be a great way to go.

A “mashup” is what you get when you combined menu items or ingredients that may not seem to go together — but provide a fun and funny way to engage customers and brand yourself.

That’s what we talk about on this episode of Table Touch: The Talk Show for Restaurant Leaders.

We’ve setup a quick-and-easy page with a few links to crazy (awesome?) ideas for mashups you could try in your restaurant, but listen to the podcast for a variety of dos and don’ts.

Give the show a listen with the Play button above, or navigate to our dedicated webpage for this episode to get all the show notes as well.

Examples of Menu Mashups

Slaters 50/50 PBJ

Slater’s 50/50 w/ Peanut Butter, Jelly, & Ice Cream.

How about these menu mashups as starter ideas for you:

  • The Cronut
  • The Cronut Burger
  • Donut Breakfast Sandwich
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Chicken Tenders & Waffles
  • The Waffle Taco
  • Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Nacho Lasagna
  • The Turducken
  • The Veggieducken
  • The Cherpumple
  • Spaghetti Bread
  • Meatloaf Eggs
  • Mac & Cheese Meatloaf Balls
  • Ramen Crust Pizza
  • Hoagie Dip
  • Sushi Cake
  • Pasta Burritos
  • Ramen Burritos

Hit up our dedicated Mashups page for links to articles that list and show all of these mashup ideas.

Have you ever launched your own mashup?

One of the great advantages of Fast Casual restaurants is their ability to let customers personalize their orders from the very get-go. And our last conversation with Stacked co-founder and co-CEO Paul Motenko highlighted this feature of their restaurant concept.

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But have you given it thought for your concept, whether you’re a QSR, Casual Dining, or even a Fine Dining establishment? If so, we want to hear your story! Call us at (888) 279-9918 and tell us how it went or how it’s going.

In this podcast, we talk about ways Slater’s 50/50, Bruxie’s, Blaze Pizza, PizzaRev, and many others leverage the concept of a mashup in order to delight, or shock, or amuse, or engage guests.

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About the author

Brandon Hull

Brandon is the original founder of He has helped thousands of restaurants implement innovative marketing strategies, campaigns, and tactics by incorporating new technology, in order to attract loyal guests.