About Us

MenuMax™ is a web-based application that provides secure, wizard-driven tools to analyze the user's recipes and menus for nutrition and profitability. The MenuMax platform provides efficiency and transparency in communicating and marketing products to the foodservice operator from distributors and manufacturers.

Founded in 1982, we began as Lifestyle Software Group producing a diverse catalog of home PC software that ranged from cooking and genealogy, to astrology, health and fitness. By 1995, Lifestyle began to focus exclusively on the food industry.

Our goal has always been to provide our clients with the best product available, elite customer service, and the comfort of knowing their valuable information is safe and secure in the hands of experts. We have a unique asset in our team: 95 percent of our company staff has an extensive background in the foodservice industry. We understand the pain points of the operator, the distributor and the manufacturer. Combine this experience with a core of best-in-class software engineers and you have a product that, from concept through deployment, is built with the foodservice professional in mind.

Industry Leader in Accuracy

With over 27,000 ingredients integrated from the ESHA Nutrient Database, MenuMax offers unlimited nutrition analysis on all of your recipes. Providing the most accurate single-recipe and full-menu nutrition values, MenuMax also helps you meet consumer demands and comply with menu labeling laws. As an intuitive, user-friendly application, we have officially eliminated the stress and cost of menu labeling with the ability to offer much more than other programs when it comes to accuracy and simplicity.

Why We Stand Apart

The moment you enter your recipes and distributor order guides onto our secure online “vault”, MenuMax is ready to work for you. With the click of a button, ingredients are intelligently matched to all available items in your order guides. With this feature, you can track your food cost percentage for each menu item and make sure you are always in control of your expenses. Your ingredients are also matched to our vast nutrient database, immediately populating your very own nutrition label for each menu item so that you can provide your patrons with the nutrition information they seek.

Not sure if a food product will meet your recipe specifications?

MenuMax integrates AFS Food Profile® product data to provide the most current descriptions, pack sizes and nutrition data about products on the foodservice market.

We work as a “SaaS” Business Model

Software-as-a-Service means you never have to download any software updates or buy any hardware, so you will have access to exciting new features the moment they become available. If you are reading this you already have all the software you need-a Web browser.

MenuMax Provides Kitchen Consistency

We securely store your recipes and menus in standardized format. You can rest easy knowing that all of your recipes and menus are anywhere with an Internet connection. You can also upload plating images for presentation continuity.