Food

Barbecue sauces add regional flavor, bold taste to comfort food favorites

Comfort food classics remain a favorite choice when consumers dine out. Menu items including mac and cheese, burgers, wings, pizza and more are options that operators can rely on to boost their bottom lines, but for consumers looking for something new, adding a signature sauce can make a big difference. Adding bold flavor with condiments such as barbecue sauce can be a game-changer. According to Technomic’s recent Flavor Consumer Trend Report, 39% of consumers say they are more likely to order a particular dish if it comes with a unique sauce, and when asked their favorite sauce for chicken fingers and wings, consumers ranked barbecue sauce their favorite for both. Their top choice when picking a barbecue sauce is Kansas City style, but the flavor combination of barbecue sauce—savory, smoky, spicy and sweet—is what sells diners on dishes, no matter what region the food is from.

For refreshing the menu with barbecue-inspired offerings, Cattlemen’s BBQ sauces from McCormick For Chefs offer the perfect starting point—and finishing notes. From the tangy sauces of the Carolinas to the rich, smoky flavors of Kansas City, Cattlemen’s lineup of regionally-inspired sauces are made with thick tomato paste to offer better coverage and cling. They also don’t break under high temperatures, ensuring operators can be confident that every dish made with the sauces tastes and looks great. What’s more, they are extendible by 20%, which means lower food costs and added versatility in the back-of-house.

Need some menu inspiration? Try these delicious dishes:

To learn more about Cattlemen’s BBQ Sauces, click here.

This post is sponsored by McCormick For Chefs®

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