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Old 07-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #16
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There are several rationales in the restaurant world and I've seen them all at the restaurants in our hotels.

1. Lack of availability: many foods, especially seafoods are seasonal so come and go from the the menu. A poor going season can affect availabilty.

2. Costs: some foods become prohibitively expensive. You may want to sell them but the suppliers charge so much that you would have to charge more than your market would bear.

3. Chefs leave: chefs are notorious for moving all the time and when they leave the menu can change. If the recipe is with the restaurant (property of the restaurant) then it can still be made but if it's with the chef then the restaurant cannot use that recipe without their permission and do it leaves the menu. Even with the restaurant a new chef may not want to make it,

4. The chef gets bored. Yep, chef's do get bored making the same things and simply want to do something else to keep their interest and test their skills.

5. A dish doesn't make sales targets. Even signature dishes can get to the point that they don't sell enough to be worth producing them. Every dish has to produce it's share of revenue. The restaurant is a business.

6. Freshening the menu. Just like the physical restaurant gets refreshened to reflect changes in people's tastes so do menu. Dishes, like everything else, go in and out of style. Also, freshening says to people that you are staying current and not just producing the same thing over and over and that helps keep people interested in your product.
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This is definitely disappointing. We were planning on making reservations at both 'Ohana and Cape May Café for our next trip but not anymore.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:28 AM   #18
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Like when Ohana did similar and removed shrimp
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #19
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Most likely the cost of ingredients rises beyond what they feel they can compensate for in raising menu prices, to maintain their desired profit margin.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM   #20
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This is definitely disappointing. We were planning on making reservations at both 'Ohana and Cape May Café for our next trip but not anymore.
Or, you could look at it as an opportunity to be adventurous and try something new. These were brand new places to everyone the first time we went and we had to find favourites. Who knows, maybe there's a new favorite there waiting to be found.
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Like when Ohana did similar and removed shrimp
'Ohana removed their shrimp?? I thought they only removed the chicken & turkey?
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