US Foods launches fall menu to cut costs

US Foods has announced the launch of its Fall 2022 Scoop, titled “Menu for Making Money – Products Positioned for Profits”. Fall Scoop features 22 innovative, labor-saving products that provide upsell, swap and add-on opportunities to increase menu profitability and retain and attract diners.

In today’s environment, where labor shortages and ingredient prices are top concerns for operators, US Foods seeks to provide solutions to help them address these pain points and continue to drive profitable growth.

“Our Scoop strategy to offer operators innovative, labor-saving products that will inspire new menu ideas, align with current dining trends and address evolving cost challenges has never been more important than it is in this one. moment, ”says Stacey Kinkaid, vice president of product development and innovation for US Foods. “The Fall Scoop range was developed by our culinary experts based on insights gleaned from operators across the country, enabling us to deliver best-in-class products that help them overcome the most pressing challenges they face today. The unique flavor components and trending applications highlighted in Fall Scoop will encourage diners to spend a little more on customization and flavor exploration, and will create back-of-house cost savings to help increase the profits of the operator”.

Highlights of Fall Scoop’s key products include:

  • Monarch Cheddar Sour Cream and Chive Potato Tots – This product elevates the trendy “totchos” by incorporating the savory flavors of cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives within the tots. Pre-prepared and ready to cook in less than three minutes.
  • Chef’s Line Breaded Cheese Curd – These Wisconsin white cheddar, small hand-breaded curds present great upsell opportunities to all parts of the menu. The cooking time is less than three minutes and they are ready to cook out of the case.
  • Molly’s Kitchen Plant-Based Pork Strips – Made with soy protein, these vegan strips are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper to offer maximum flexibility in recreating pork dishes such as barbecue sandwiches, tacos or bowls for vegans, flexitarians or anyone willing to pay a little more for a plant-based alternative that doesn’t compromise on flavor and texture.
  • Devonshire Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk Cake – A unique take on the classic cookies and milk, this dessert is prepackaged and pre-sliced. The two layers of cake have baked cookies and chocolate chips, separated by a creamy milk mousse and topped with more mousse, chocolate chips and other chocolate chips.
  • Chef Line’s Mediterranean Style Wheat Berries & White Bean Blend – This versatile cereal blend contains white beans, spinach, cherry tomatoes and red onions and is pre-seasoned with Mediterranean flavors. The blend also allows operators to create unique menu items, as wheat berries are not often found on menus due to their complicated and laborious preparation.
  • Patuxent Farms Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Fillet – The dill pickle flavor is infused into the marinade and the breading offers the ideal “tangy” flavor. It’s ideal for a signature or sliced ​​sandwich in a salad, bowl, or wrap.

The entire Fall Scoop lineup can be viewed on the US Foods website.