Cut costs with low-prep, familiar favorite ingredients

Tyson Foodservice

Amid labor challenges and supply chain issues, foodservice operators have been reexamining their processes and menus to support optimal efficiency within their facilities. Foods with broad appeal are an easy way to ensure that operators are not only offering dishes that diners want but also that the back of house isn’t overwhelmed. Versatile, lower-prep ingredients can help boost margins and improve operational efficiency without sacrificing great taste.

Easy prep and reliable quality

Using chicken is a quick and easy way to serve the most appealing flavors and formats of foods. No matter what’s on the menu—from trending street tacos to the ever-popular fried chicken sandwich, to globally inspired options, breakfast items and more, chicken gives operators the convenience and versatility they need to succeed.

Chicken is also great for takeout and delivery meals, too; operators should choose products that can hold well during delivery to ensure customer satisfaction with off-premise orders.

When choosing easy-prep ingredients, particularly proteins, it’s crucial to be able to trust the product quality. Chicken from a reputable supplier gives operators the quality they need in a variety of formats to make menu planning a breeze.


Choosing versatile products is key for making the food budget go farther. Being able to cross-utilize chicken products for different menu parts and dayparts helps to minimize waste, as well, all while limiting the amount of prep work required to execute a varied menu. Use proteins that are easy to prepare—already portioned and even par-fried, for instance—as well as proteins that can easily be marinated or sauced to create a flavorful dish.

Tasty options to use across the menu

When working to expand the menu while keeping costs and prep time low, choosing a supplier that offers an array of versatile, high-quality, low-prep options is crucial. For instance, Tyson Red Label®  No Antibiotics Ever, Partially Cooked Sweet Classic Chicken Tenderloins are perfect for chicken and waffles on the breakfast menu and are great on their own served with diners’ favorite dipping sauces, but they’re also great as a salad topping, as a taco filling or even as part of a sandwich. Likewise, Tyson Red Label® NAE, Select Cut Diced Grilled Chicken Breast can be used in salads, on top of pizzas, in skillets at brunch and so much more. By choosing versatile products that can be used in multiple dishes, operators can stretch their budgets and minimize waste all while boosting variety on the menu.

Other convenient, delicious options available include Hot N’ Spicy Chicken Breast Filets, Golden Crispy Breaded Chicken Nuggets and Homestyle Breaded Chicken Tenderloins, ideal for appetizers, chicken sandwiches, pasta and more.

Choosing ingredients that are versatile, low-prep and high quality and reliability is key to ensuring customer satisfaction with the menu, and Tyson Red Label® prides itself on those attributes. To learn more about Tyson Red Label® products, visit Tyson Red Label® Delivery Or see the versatile ways you can use tenders at Tyson Red Label® Versatility

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foodservice


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