As in any restaurant, menus play an important role in communicating and convincing your customers, they contain the necessary information about the foods and drinks being sold in your restaurant or the restaurant in general. Inevitably, they are used as a mandatory ‘promotional’ medium, as they are used as a means to communicate effectively- either through photos or descriptive words, to your dining customers, and they also help in setting the tone for your customer’s dining experience. In such a way, think of menus as a prelude to your restaurant’s culinary performance, one your customers will surely never forget. It is very important to also note that as much as menus communicate with the people dining in your restaurant, they also create an impression on them. Either good or bad, these impressions acquired from your menu will affect the business, in terms of profit, branding, and reputation, in the long run. So, it is ideal to keep your menus in line with the whole theme of the restaurant, as it is- as unimportant as others see the menu- an experience they will have, from dining in your restaurant.
Menus should be two things: effective and impressive. Effective in such a way that they are able to meet the purposes that were intended for them- to convince the customer, sell the food, and meet or surpass their expectations. They should be able to convince your customers that you are the kind of restaurant you claim to be or even better. And, it starts with just a look at your menu. Menus should be impressive, not only in design but also in being a promotional tool. They should be well-done and well-thought of and must have an equal balance of simplicity and effectivity- enough to really convince your customers. One mistake commonly seen in menu cards, especially with the BBQ menus is, they tend to overdo it with their design. BBQ restaurant owners tend to add pictures of things (i.e flames on the border, grill bars in the middle, smoke, etcetera) they believe goes well with the restaurant’s whole theme without realizing that they are actually very unnecessary. Forcefully feeding your customers the idea of what your restaurant is all about, when in fact, they already know what it is, is nothing short of tacky. In turn, diminishing what your customers think about your BBQ restaurant. Though it is not wrong, it is all on you if you want that kind of design for your menu, it is really unnecessary. But if you want a more sophisticated approach then try to avoid that. So, if you run a BBQ business, sometimes it is definitely best to keep everything simple and minimal without looking too dull and still giving an effect to the customers in your restaurant. And, if you are having a hard time looking for the best BBQ menu designs for you BBQ restaurant, here is a curation of the best BBQ menu card designs and templates that will surely fit your BBQ business.
This Lore Beer Pub Menu Layout offers that rustic appeal that is commonly seen within BBQ menus. This design offers five different layouts and it is a more refined version of what is mostly used and seen in other restaurants. It is simple, well-positioned, but striking. The neutral colors make this menu board distinct enough from the common blacks and whites that is thought ideal for BBQ restaurants.
The Sigma Minimal Menu Pack is a trifold-type menu that can also be bought separately as a single page or as a bi-fold. This menu gives off an elegant vibe with the classic black and white color combination. This menu layout will give your BBQ restaurant a touch of sophistication amidst the rustic ambiance prevalent amongst BBQ businesses, which in turn creates a beautiful contrast of ‘luxe’ and ‘rust’.
Editable Restaurant Menu layout is a more simple and straightforward option, but do not discount the simplicity of this layout as you are assured of its effectivity. This layout is streamlined to perfection, with the simplicity of the way this menu card is laid out, all necessary information about your meals are and will be accessible. To note, this is also a very easy-to-edit menu, you can use and change it as your menu changes.
This Minimal A4 menu pack is a classic and simple option for your BBQ menu card, the black color of the background provides an avenue for this menu card design to be both simple and luxurious. The simplicity of this design is in the use of contrasting colors that gives it the ‘luxe’ appeal. This menu card also comes in three different designs that you can also buy separately.
This layout, the Clean Food Menu, is a more youthful and ‘graphics’ approach to your BBQ menu. What is beautiful about this design is that it is relevant to the aesthetic most graphics artists follow while creating menus nowadays. So, if you opt for the Clean Food Menu layout, not only will your menu be timely and relevant, but it will also attract and gain the appreciation of many people from all ages. This design is easy to edit, from the color, image to the text and all other elements.
This Retro Dinner Food menu by Guuver is a more fun approach to your BBQ menu, deviating from the common rustic-themed menus. The vibrant colors that contrast, but at the same time complement each other is this design’s asset. This design is fully editable from the images to the fonts and if you are looking for a BBQ menu that is non-conforming, this design is definitely for you.
This Simple Typography Menu design, from its name, is typography-centered. The beauty of this menu card is its variations of fonts, which in turn looks artful. The solid black color contrasting the bold white fonts altogether created a handsome and sleek menu card. This design is versatile enough so that you can use it for more than just your BBQ menu card. To also note, all texts in this design are customizable.
Food Menu Vol.01 offers a minimalistic design that does not compromise its effectivity. The simplistic design of this menu card enables you to briefly describe your meals. As there is no unnecessary design in this menu card, your customers will not be distracted by anything else. The layout is beautifully done, the colors perfectly complement each other, and your menu will look really well-thought of. This design is also fully customizable and editable and does so according to your preference.
Minimal Landscape Menu is designed to, in a way to give you an equal opportunity to put brief descriptions and photos on your menu card. With that, you will be able to provide your customers enough visuals on what to expect. This is also a perfect menu card design if you offer a lot of dishes in your BBQ restaurant, as it gives you a lot of space to list all down. This design is easy to use and customizable to your preference.
Minimal Food Menu design is another minimalistic approach to your menu card, but its uniqueness is it gives you ample opportunity to show visuals of the dishes in your BBQ restaurant. This design is streamlined in a way your menu card will not look cluttered. The positioning of the images and information is well laid-out and your menu will look well-thought-of. This design is fully editable and customizable to your preference.
Simple Black and White Menu is designed with simplicity to fully highlight your texts. This design comes in two different colors, both of which are perfect for your BBQ menu design. The simplicity and the well laid-out design of this menu card is its asset. You can never go wrong with the more classic options, and this is one of those. This design is also fully editable and customizable to your preference.
This list proves that you do not have to go overboard with the design of your menu card, a more streamlined, minimal approach is sometimes best and effective for your BBQ business. These premade menu designs highlight the beauty of simplicity and effectivity, that you do not have to do, or in this case put a lot, in order to get your message across to your customers. Hopefully, with this list, you will be able to find the one menu card design you are seeking for your BBQ restaurant- or any restaurant for that matter. With the simplicity of these premade menu designs, you can apply this to any type of restaurant, as it is adaptable enough. Also, do not forget to bookmark this page for ease of accessibility in case you make up your mind and decide to come back and buy one. Also, share this with other BBQ restaurateurs or any restaurateurs seeking for the best minimal menu card designs and templates.