Beginning in Summer 2009, the Providence Campus started digitizing an extensive restaurant menu collection, the bulk of which currently resides at the Harborside campus. The collection includes over 7,000 menus that will be digitized and uploaded to the ScholarsArchive@JWU. By digitizing this historic collection it will not only preserve the menus, but it will enable the collection to be fully searchable and accessible online.
The majority of the collection was donated to Johnson & Wales University Library by the National Restaurant Association. Many of the menus featured were part of their menu design contests in the 1980s and 1990s.
Many of the other menus are from the menu collection compiled and owned by Marilyn B. Feingold. These were previously accessible through our online catalog, but will now reside here in the ScholarsArchive@JWU.
Please email Erika Gearing, Reference Librarian and ScholarsArchive@JWU Administrator for further information and project updates.
PLEASE NOTE: Images and content in the ScholarsArchive@JWU are for educational use only. All restaurant menu design and content is the property of the restaurant and/or copyright owner. If you wish to reproduce or publish the images in any form, you must contact the restaurant directly to obtain permission.
Submissions from 2009
Chili's Grill & Bar, Chili's
Submissions from 1997
Krazy Bird Bar & Grill, Krazy Bird, Inc.
Submissions from 1993
Chili's Grill & Bar, Brinker International, Inc.