Sysco’s Cutting-Edge Solutions Provide On-Trend Products to Help Foodservice Operators Entice Patrons Eager to Dine Out
HOUSTON, TX - Cutting-edge solutions in the foodservice sector continue to blow me away as our industry’s leaders bring new and exciting launches to market. Sysco Corporation is one of the latest to do so, announcing the nationwide launch of ten exciting menu concepts exclusively for its customers through the company’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform. These chef-tested and innovative products are being launched to help foodservice operators with on-trend dining options as they enter a new normal phase of restaurant dining amidst the global pandemic.
“Our Cutting Edge Solutions platform helps our customers succeed in today’s rapidly evolving foodservice environment where people are dining in new and different ways,” said Brian Todd, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing. “By understanding changing consumer behaviors, we can connect foodservice operators with the products and solutions needed to meet these changes successfully. Cutting Edge Solutions are even more critical during these challenging times, to help operators continue to evolve their business, drive increased dining traffic, and launch new revenue streams.”
Designed to help Sysco’s customers stay ahead of their competition, Cutting Edge Solutions products are sourced from best-in-class suppliers at the forefront of innovation. Each offering meets important dining trends such as comfort foods, outdoor and patio dining, takeout-friendly, better-for-you ingredients, as well as versatility and labor-saving solutions. Cutting Edge Solutions products help operators easily update their menus while also enabling streamlined back-of-house operations, according to a press release.
As COVID-19 has disrupted the way we work, socialize, and enjoy leisure activities, people are craving familiarity and comfort in all they do, including how they eat. Comfort foods are king when it comes to enticing diners and are also easy to add to a new or revamped patio menu. A comfortable outdoor dining environment goes hand-in-hand with an updated patio menu, and Sysco offers equipment to provide the comfort of indoors with the outdoor ambience diners want, including heaters, wind breaks, and fire pits.
Sysco’s new line of Comfort Foods includes:
- Arrezzio Imperial Luxe Ravioli
- Sysco Imperial Pimento Cheese Bites
- Sysco Imperial Dessert Mashups
- Simplot® Junior Cut Sidewinders™ Fries
- Tyson® Boneless THigh Wings
In this rapidly changing environment, people are also looking for balance. The Sysco Brand Cutting Edge Solutions line of products includes several better-for-you offerings for diners prioritizing their health or seeking “food-as-medicine” options to balance with their comfort food indulgences. These options include plant-based items from Sysco Simply, Sysco’s lifestyle brand designed to help foodservice operators meet growing consumer demand for flexible and customized menu choices.
Some of Sysco’s new better-for-you offerings include:
- Sysco Simply Plant-Based Protein
- Sysco Simply Plant-Based Sprouted Grain Breads
- Sysco Simply Plant-Based Vegan Cornettos
- Sysco Classic Fully Cooked Chicken Skewers
Fresh-forward, plant-based products are synonymous with health, meaning that these offerings will be a boon for consumers looking to fuel their immunity through food. Farm-to-table and fresh produce demand continues to rise, so be sure to keep this in mind when building future foodservice programs.
With such a wide array of offerings to choose from, there’s no telling where Sysco’s foodservice partners are headed next. To keep up on the latest trends, keep checking in with us here at AndNowUKnow.