Labor challenges have been top of mind for operators lately—and alongside those challenges, there’s been no slow in consumer demand for innovative, delicious menu choices, so operators have had to get creative. Offering top-selling, craveable options is a must to stay competitive, but with labor crunches, restaurants are looking to ingredient solutions to reduce back-of-house stress.
Ingredients that speed up prep work without sacrificing quality are key to succeeding in the current landscape: According to Datassential, 57% of operators agree that labor-saving products have become appealing in today’s foodservice environment. Here are a few ways products from Conagra Foodservice can help operators offer the foods diners want—without overwhelming kitchen staff.
Plant-based offerings—all day
Consumers wanting plant-based dishes have more options than ever, and for operators, it can be tough to decide what to offer. Plant-based burger patties are always a safe bet, though, and restaurants can appeal to diners with an Ultimate Southwest Black Bean Burger, made with Gardein® Ultimate Black Bean Burgers and topped with lettuce, avocado and a salsa of tomato, corn, red onion and jalapeno. Pre-made patties mean kitchen workers don’t have to mess with scratch recipes that call for beans, binders and other ingredients that sometimes result in crumbly, unsatisfying patties. Operators save time, labor and frustration with Gardein options.
Gardein helps at breakfast, too—offer up a Blueberry Breakfast Griddle Sandwich with help from Gardein® Ultimate Plant-based Original Breakfast Saus’ge and Krusteaz® Blueberry Pancakes.
Sweet, indulgent desserts made easy
Cobblers and crisps are crowd pleasers, but slicing fruit by hand can be time consuming and produce inconsistent results. Save time by using canned fruit fillings, such as Globe® Peach Filling, to make Easy Peach Cobbler.
For a sweet treat that offers better-for-you appeal, try a Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie, made with frozen fruits and topped with Reddi-wip® Non-Dairy Whipped Topping. No chopping or whipping needed here!
Streamlined prep means great taste comes fast
Conagra Foodservice is proud to offer an array of speed-scratch ingredients that make menu shakeups stress-free. From breakfast to dinner, appetizers to desserts and more, there’s options for every daypart and every mealpart—designed to save operators time and labor. To learn more, visit here.
This post is sponsored by Conagra Foodservice