Labor issues have been top of mind for operators lately – and alongside these challenges, consumer demand for innovative and delicious menu choices hasn’t slowed, so operators have had to proof of creativity. Offering the best-selling, most sought-after options is essential to staying competitive, but with labor shortages, restaurants are looking for ingredient solutions to reduce stress in the back of the house.
Ingredients that speed up prep work without sacrificing quality are key to succeeding in today’s landscape: According to Datassential, 57% of operators agree that labor-saving products have become attractive in today’s foodservice environment. Here are some ways Conagra Foodservice products can help operators deliver the food customers want, without overburdening kitchen staff.
Herbal offerings – all day
Consumers who want plant-based dishes have more options than ever, and for operators it can be difficult to decide what to offer. Plant-based burger patties are still a safe bet, however, and restaurants can appeal to diners with a Ultimate Southwestern Black Bean Burger, made with Gardein® Ultimate Black Bean Burgers and topped with lettuce, avocado and a tomato, corn, red onion and jalapeno salsa. Pre-made patties mean kitchen workers don’t have to worry about scratch recipes that require beans, binders and other ingredients that sometimes result in crumbly and unsatisfactory patties. Operators save time, labor and frustration with Gardein options.
Gardein also helps with breakfast – offer a Blueberry griddle sandwich with the help of Gardein® Ultimate Original Breakfast Sausage and Krustéaz® Blueberry Pancakes.
Easy sweet and gourmet desserts
Cobblers and crisps are a crowd pleaser, 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 has better appeal for you, try a Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie, made with frozen fruit and topped with Reddi-wip® non-dairy whipped topping. No need to chop or whisk here!
Simplified preparation means great taste comes quickly
Conagra Foodservice is proud to offer a line of quick ingredients that make menu changes stress-free. From breakfast to dinner, appetizers to desserts and more, there are options for every part of the day and every part of the meal, designed to save operators time and labor. To learn more, visit here.
This post is sponsored by Conagra Foodservice