ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Foods today unveiled Spring Scoop™ 2017 (Spring Scoop) under the banner "What Millennials Crave," featuring a lineup of 26 new products designed to help restaurant customers attract more millennial diners. Spring Scoop features new menu design capabilities and a wide array of products that address several trends and product attributes important to millennials, including: global cuisine, sustainability and portability.
“Millennials spend more on dining out than any other demographic, so it’s essential for restaurateurs to understand their preferences and shape their menus accordingly,” said Stacie Sopinka, vice president of product development and innovation, US Foods. “Our product development team – made up largely of millennials – dove deep into dining trends and came up with a diverse new set of products and services that will help our customers grow sales with this critical cohort while also saving time and money.”
Exploring Through Global Cuisine
Nearly half of millennial diners want more globally inspired cuisine1 and are looking to explore new foods that feature authentic ingredients and international flavors. With the Spring Scoop, US Foods is providing operators with unique product offerings that help them meet this growing demand for more international fare.
Spring Scoop features traditional ethnic foods, such as Pacific Jade® Indian Curry and Thai Red Curry Sauce Starters, which are rich in flavor, versatile and work perfectly as a sauce, soup or marinade. Spring Scoop also features Chef’s Line® All Natural Chicken Shawarma for restaurateurs looking to add Mediterranean flavor to their menu.
Diners Want the Real Deal
More and more, millennials are seeking out dishes with sustainably sourced ingredients. In fact, 65 percent enjoy foods that are natural or organic.2 As restaurants look to cater to this trend, Scoop has developed high-quality products that are both responsibly prepared and satisfy the taste buds.
Spring Scoop features several new sustainable product offerings, including Chef’s Line All Natural Fire Grilled Chicken Breast and White and Dark Turkey Burgers – simple protein dishes that chefs can customize to align with their own styles and other offerings. Both deliver the perfect blend of tender and juicy, but are also vegetarian-fed and raised without antibiotics.
Eating On the Go
With 70 percent of millennials purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches3, restaurants have a tremendous opportunity to grow their sales by adding portable options to their menus.
Spring Scoop features a variety of meals that are perfect for the mobile millennial consumer, including fixings for the perfect sandwich with its Chef’s Line Aged Cheddar and Onion Bialys and Beef & Truffle Patties from renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda. For diners looking to eat something sweet on the go, Devonshire® Black Velvet Cookie is a delicious dessert on its own or filled with the Glenview Farms® Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream Puck.
US Foods Menu – New Menu Design Capabilities
In addition to these new product offerings, Spring Scoop features US Foods Menu, a menu design offering that helps restaurateurs design top-quality menus that highlight key dishes and engage diners. The process is fast, efficient and cost-effective. Learn more about US Foods Menu at usfoods.com/menu.
For more on the full Spring Scoop lineup, visit www.usfoods.com/food/scoop and join the conversation on social media with #USFScoop. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and watch our chefs in action on YouTube.
About US Foods
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 chefs, restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
1 Mintel Foodservice Trends
2 Hartman Group
3 New Ideas and Trends in Food Service, NATSO