WHAT: General Mills Foodservice is helping foodservice operators to bake up pie sales with the new Pillsbury™ Preformed, Ready-to-Bake Pie Shells exclusively available through Sysco.®
The new 9” pie shells provide a convenient, consistent way to bake fresh pies on-site. In addition, the smaller size requires less filling than the 10” shell yet offers the same number of slices—helping operators to lower foods costs and bake a more profitable pie. With a light, neutral flavor and shortbread-like texture, the preformed crusts give operations the flexibility to make a variety of sweet or savory pies.
Pillsbury™ Preformed Pie Shells
- Ready to Bake, 9” size
- Tender, shortbread-like texture
- Fluted edge, looks homemade
- Freezer-to-oven: fast to freshly made in minutes
- Two formats: Lard or Vegetable Shortening
WHY: According to Datassential, 93 percent of customers ate dessert in the past week¹ with pie ranking in the top five most-menued desserts and among the top four favorite desserts by consumers² . Pillsbury Preformed Pie Shells give operations a convenient and easy way to offer fresh-baked pies with minimal labor.
WHERE: For information on the new Pillsbury Preformed Pie Shells, foodservice directors can contact their Sysco sales representative, call 1-800-243-5687 or visit www.generalmillscf.com.
About General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
The General Mills Convenience & Foodservice division serves the convenience, foodservice and bakery industries by providing quality products from time-trusted brands along with culinary, nutrition education and marketing resources to help operators succeed. Its distinguished brand portfolio includes Big G Cereals, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardetto’s and Annie’s. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the division had fiscal 2019 net sales of $1.97 billion. For more information, please visit www.generalmillscf.com.
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CONTACT: Sarah Peterson
General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
¹ “Dessert’s Sweet Spot,” Datasenntial Keynote report, Feb 2019
² Datassential Dessert Keynote, 2016