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A deliciously gooey menu solution

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With labor being an endless challenge and investment, restaurants are constantly adapting to streamline other aspects of operations. To put it plainly, shortcuts are the key to success in today’s environment. Granted, shortcuts can be a dirty word if resulting in an inferior product, but some shortcuts can maintain quality while simplifying back of house complexities.

No matter the foodservice segment, efficiency is the name of the game for back of house menu execution. Providing diversity in offerings, saving on labor and preparation time and utilizing ingredients in multiple menu items will put operators at an advantage.

Consolidating ingredient needs, reducing shrink and decreasing the labor preparation are high initiatives for operators. Food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers offering high quality, shelf-stable products are helping to offset the raise in fresh ingredient and labor costs, which ultimately hinder profits.

Aseptically crafted foods provide safe, premium quality items with a convenient, long shelf life and shelf-stable packaging. Aseptic foods help to streamline inventory management in a way that saves money while offering diners fresh-tasting, delicious food. Aseptic technology is a process wherein an ingredient is continuously heated, killing any potential bacteria, then cooled and filled into a pre-sterilized container. This process preserves food taste, texture and quality. Most importantly, it yields a consistent shelf-stable product kept on hand in dry storage, without taking up that precious refrigerated space.

Advanced Food Products (AFP) offers cheese sauce products that provide aseptically oriented solutions for macaroni and cheese, nachos, loaded burgers, tacos, hot dogs, loaded french fries, breakfast burritos, cheesesteaks and anything else culinary teams can dream up. AFP’s offerings allow operators to create numerous menu items across multiple dayparts with one ingredient SKU.

It’s easy for any skill level to use, too. Simply reheat and drizzle over dishes for something that will leave diners satisfied and coming back for more. There’s nothing that beats having a delicious option for diners right out of the package, with little to no cooking time, and a whole lot of flavors.

To learn more about AFP’s product solutions which can save you time and labor, or to get menu inspiration with new recipe concepts, visit afpllc.com.  

This post is sponsored by AFP advanced food products llc

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