Capitalizing on Creative Concepts
Whether you are a distributor or operator, today’s new food concepts mean the race is on to grab that fifty-or-so cents on the dollar consumers spend on eating outside the home. Regardless of the latest fads, potatoes remain a top profit-maker for you, whether side-dish or center-of-plate. That is why the growers of the country’s purest potatoes are poised to help the changing foodservice industry make the most of new cuisine trends. World Food…Asian Fusion…Cuban/Caribe …these are some of the “hot” menu trends today. Chefs’ craving for color and creativity in executing these concepts has been noted by Colorado Potato growers, and reflected in their more popular varieties. Several of these can be served skin-on, reducing the bane of every operator: labor costs. Due to this and in support that potatoes remain much-beloved by Americans, 93% of operators said in a recent survey that they are buying more or the same volume of potatoes this year. In fact, potatoes (in any form) beat out every other starch served by U.S. restaurants!
Year after year, potatoes remain the best-selling side dish in foodservice. The easiest potato sidedishes like creamy mashed potatoes or roasted gralic potatoes can help you upsell your favorite entree's. Click here to get some great ideas on delicious side dishes.