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Why Meal Kits Are Good for Your Operation

Once associated with direct-to-consumer subscription services and supermarket specialty cases, meal kits have become a valuable source of revenue for restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

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Healthier Dining Habits Drive Menu Innovation

Health has never been more important. The world is talking about coronavirus, how to prevent it, how to treat it, and the lifestyle diseases that worsen its effects. These conversations have reignited the need for healthful eating because it is one of the most important ways to improve our overall health and well-being.

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Kal-Clear® Cups, Lids & Inserts from Fabri-Kal

Kal-Clear PET Cups are sturdy, durable and attractive. Crystal-clear for product visibility and enhanced presentation. Pair with a cup insert and lid to create the perfect multi-ingredient on-the-go packaging.

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Build Sales, Get in on Grab-and-Go

How do you court busy customers and build sales? Make takeout more convenient and portable with grab-and-go options. Grab-and-go is growing fast due to customer demand for tasty food that’s instantly available.

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South of the Border Sliders

Let’s take a drive south of the border and find inspiration in the big, bold flavors of Mexico… flavors that are perfect fit for sliders!

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Mexican Style Street Corn Dip

This recipe has the best of both worlds, sweet corn off-the-cobb with all the Mexican style fixings, served up in the form of a delicious hot and bubbly dip.

12 Waste-Cutting Ideas to Control Costs

Although it’s unclear how much food is wasted in the foodservice industry, a University of Arizona study found that food waste as a percentage of total food used is 9.55% in fast food locations and 3.11% in full-service locations. Every bit of waste avoided is profit to a restaurant’s bottom line.

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Chef Tim’s Turkey Scotch Eggs

Chef Tim’s from-scratch Scotch Eggs feature a delicious layer of housemade Jennie-O ground turkey sausage surrounding a balsamic soft-boiled egg; all coated in a crispy seasoned bread crumb layer.

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Sloppy Bird, Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe

This sandwich is a two-hander, and be sure to B.Y.O.B… “Bring Your Own Bib” for a recipe transforms the Sloppy Joe from a sandwich with forgettable potential into your next highly profitable featured special.

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Ham, Spinach & Broccoli Quiche

Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.

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Caramelized Ham & Citrus Dressed Beet Salad

Caramelizing is the process of slowly extracting (cooking low & slow) either natural sugars or sugars that have been added during processing. Many hams have sugars added during the curing process, which makes ham perfectly suitable for caramelizing.

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Glazed Ham with Cherries, Ginger Soda & Rosemary

Glazing ham is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to add multi-dimensional flavor to your ham without breaking a sweat. A good glazed ham is a simple, fundamental recipe to have in your arsenal of culinary tricks.