The needs of today’s menus have changed for many reasons. That means it’s more crucial than ever
to find hardworking, low-labor product and ingredient solutions that can be used across your menu.
The recipes and insights listed here will help you reduce inventory, increase profit margins and ease
1. Breakfast Sandwiches
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwiches »
These crowd-pleasers are extremely versatile, and
as consumers continue to enjoy breakfast items
throughout the day, they make perfect sense for
of consumers ranked breakfast sandwiches as one of their favorite breakfast items.¹
2. Burgers (with alternate protein choices)
Chorizo Chimichurri Waffle Burgers »
There’s nothing like a classic, customizable burger — and having different protein options such as turkey patties or plant-based choices allows you to appeal to more patrons.
of consumers eat burgers away from home at least once a month.²
4. Super Salads
Cornbread Salad with Apple Butter Vinaigrette »
Salads offer many benefits to operators: they use lots of ingredients often already on hand, and they’re seasonal and customizable. Plus, since they can be made with local ingredients, they deliver on the trend of farm-to-table eating.
of consumers say they feel locally-grown and produced food is the freshest, healthiest and most nutritious food available.⁴
5. Plant-Based Choices
Tofu Breakfast Sandwiches »
Whether in salads or sandwiches, diners continue to look for and expect plant-forward options on menus.
Plant-based foods in the U.S. are a $7 billion market.⁵
The Power of Pizza and Pasta
To say these categories are popular would be an understatement. A recent survey found 86% of participants eat pasta at least once a week,⁷ and pizza can be found on nearly a third of all entrée menus in the U.S.⁸ Aside from being very well liked, they’re also easily adapted to meet all kinds of dietary needs and consumer preferences. Take a look at how pasta and pizza can help you deliver on these three popular dining trends.
¹QSR Magazine, Sept., 2021
²Datassential Keynote Report: Burgers, 2021
³2021 Starters, Small Plates & Sides Consumer Trend Report
⁴Forager Survey, Oct., 2020
⁵Good Food Institute, 2021
⁶Foodservice Director, March 2022
⁷National Pasta Association, 2022
⁸Pizza Trends, May NAF CMI Monthly Trends