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kick off summer with crave-worthy ltos

Culinary
2021.05.18

Get ready for increased traffic of onsite dining - both indoors and out - this summer while maintaining safe and efficient preparation practices. Warmer weather brings barbecue, burgers, and seasonal ingredients to the forefront of menus. Prepare your summer pop-up menu with these flavorful, on-trend LTO ideas your guests will crave, and use convenient, labor-saving Server Products equipment to safely hold, easily portion and serve all your fresh ingredients and sauces:

Burgers

79% of consumers eat burgers away from home at least once per month1 and summer is the perfect opportunity to beef up burger offerings with innovative flavors and toppings. You can also increase check averages by crafting your burgers with higher-quality ingredients such as premium cheeses, upscale meats and house-made sauces. Try a Bulgogi Burger made with a beef patty seasoned with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce, topped with sautéed kimchi and gochujang-flavored ketchup.  

Flatbread Pizzas

Flatbread pizzas are showing a 29% 4-year growth on menus2, driven by innovation within healthy ingredients, “with 40% of consumers expressing interest specifically in better-for-you pizza”2. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide authentic flavor and are easily available nationwide during summer months. This summer add a Grilled Tomato and Peach Caprese Flatbread to your menu that’s topped with pesto béchamel, grilled tomato and peaches, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

Protein Burger Bowls

Bowls are becoming the newest carriers for burgers with 34% of consumers already interested in the concept1. Plant-based burgers (+1,150%) and vegan burgers (+146%) are showing impressive 4-year growth potential on menus1. Combine the two trends for a delicious and protein-packed Veggie Burger Bowl by starting with a cilantro cauliflower rice topped with a black bean burger, chimichurri aioli, roasted poblanos, tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeño.

Use the IntelliServ® Countertop Warmer to keep kimchi fresh and flavorful all day, creamy béchamel sauce hot and ready, and cilantro rice prepped at the perfect temperature for portioning. Each warmer holds up to 6 quarts in its 1/3-size pan and features a digital temperature control to ensure accurate and safe holding of toppings. Our 1 oz Ladle with a 10" handle works great for easy portioning of sauces and toppings, too.

Topping Stations are the ideal solution for holding toppings, keeping them chilled, fresh and on hand for waitstaff. Available models come in 2-, 3-, or 4- fountain jars with lids and ladles.

Server Cold Squeeze Bottle Stations keep a variety of condiments and sauces organized, cold and handy. Choose from 3-, 4-, or 8- 16-oz squeeze bottle station options for all your summertime LTO sauces from flavored ketchup and aioli to balsamic reductions and more.

Hungry for more craveable menu ideas and serving solutions to keep back-of-house operations running smoothly? Check out Creative Summer Desserts, How to Use IntelliServ for Every Daypart, Best Practices for the Touchless Express, and our innovative SmartWares™ line.

 

1SNAP! Datassential Keynote Burgers, 2021
2SNAP! Datassential Keynote Pizza, MenuTrends, 2020

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