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Per The microformats process this page is for collecting real world Best Practices for Examples Pages of restaurant menu publishing, publishing information about menu items (food) intended for human consumption in an organized manner, towards the development of a menu microformat.


large restaurant chains

Large restaurants/chains must supply nutritional information on their menus. All the entries in this section show calories for each menu item.


They use one page, where the url changes as you scroll. Each part works the same. The sandwiches section to take one example has a list of items with name, picture, price, and calories, and, when you hover a mouse pointer over it, order buttons.

99 Restaurant

Their menu is spread out over several pages. The menu for steaks is a good example. Each menu item includes a name, a description, and calories. Photos of the items are linked, but not part of the initial view of the page. Also, there are no prices, presumably because the price changes by location. There are also options for many items, like adding a salad or ordering a larger portion.

Olive Garden

The Olive Garden's dinner entrees menu (N.B. you may have to supply a location before they'll show you a menu) has a name, photo, price, and calories for each item, along with an order button, a bookmark-like "mark this as a favorite" button, and a tag if the item is "new".


Bertucci's menu is on one page, with sections for salads, soups, entrees, etc. Each section has a picture, but individual items do not. They contain only a name, description, and price.

small restaurant chains and independent restaurants

Smaller restaurants are not required to include nutritional information on their menus.

T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub

This pub menu's items have a name, description, and price. The beers on the menu a name, two prices (one for pint, one for pitcher), and two pieces of information: ibus and abv.

Sal Y Limon

Sal Y Limon's menu is one page that changes when you click different categories. Each item has only a name and description, no price.


The menu at Canlis has only name and description for each item.


Tavolata's menu items each have a name, price, and description.

third party services

Open Table

Open Table is a third party reservation site that publishes information about each restaurant that uses their service. To take one example, here's T.S. McHugh's Pub on Open Table. The menu is duplicated from their web site.

Grub Hub

Grub Hub is a delivery service. Like Open Table, it publishes menus for restaurants that they provide delivery for. For example, here's Grub Hub's Sal Y Limon menu. It has the same items as the restaurant's own website, though the Grub Hub version includes prices.

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