Who said menu success had to be hard? If you are in search of trend-worthy menu items that are craveable, easy to prepare and highly profitable, here are some reasons why you won’t want to miss out on these important items.
Say Hello To ¡Hola! Churros™
Churros are the #1 fastest-growing dessert and #1 mini-dessert in America according to Datassential. J&J Snack Foods is America’s leading manufacturer of prepared churros that are par-fried and can be served in minutes via your deep fryer, air fryer, or oven.
Available in two styles and a variety of shapes, ¡Hola! Churros™ check the box as a globally inspired item that offers endless possibilities for customizing into your own signature item. Choose from Crispy Southwest Recipe with a light interior and crispy exterior, or Authentic Spanish Recipe with a cake-like interior. Both recipes offer sizes up to 16” churros down to churro bites. Shapes offered are authentic loops, traditional churros, and bites. You can also order specialty churros filled with everything from chocolate to cajeta, apple, or Bavarian crème.
¡Hola! Churros are perfect for easy additions to ice creams or sundaes, as a dip stick for gourmet or regular coffee, or on their own. Some operators are using them in savory applications (replacing cinnamon sugar for a fry salt or spicy dry seasoning) for everything from charcuterie to an alternative to tortilla chips with queso.
With college and pro sports cranking up soon, ¡Hola! Churros are a game-changing addition to tailgate or game day sports promotion, as sides or desserts. Operators love their hold times for takeout or delivery. Want more ideas on how you can make ¡Hola! Churros your own? Download our Ideas Guide or request your free sample.
Up 13% In Just One Year, Pretzel Bites Are Perfect
New SuperPretzel® Bavarian Pretzel Bites are another game-changer for your fall menu. Datassential says pretzel bites outpaced all others for one-year growth as a non-fried appetizer. Ideal as both a bar snack or sharable appetizer, these new pretzel bites are superior in flavor and hold times than competitive products. Their distinctive scored look atop each pretzel bite offers the appearance of hand-crafted detail from your kitchen.
Pretzel bites are par baked for heat and serve convenience and are customizable with profitable custom sauces, such as beer cheese, or upscale condiments. Each case comes with its own salt packet so when it comes to easy, few items compare to their popularity and ease of prep.
Bavarian Bakery® Soft Pretzel Sticks Instantly Upscale
As comfortable beside a steaming bone-in sirloin at a steak house as beside a salad at a casual restaurant, or at a bar next to an ice-cold beer, J&J Snack Foods Bavarian Bakery Soft Pretzel Sticks might be the most versatile addition ever for your fall menu. “It’s our most popular soft pretzel,” says Norma Abbattista, J&J Snack Foods’ Senior Director of Marketing, Foodservice. “That’s saying a lot because of our leadership within the soft pretzel category. Consumers love and nearly expect them on a restaurant menu and our pretzel sticks never disappoint.”
Your kitchen staff won’t be disappointed as these par-baked sticks are as easy as heat-n-serve. If you have yet to try Bavarian Bakery’s Soft Pretzel Sticks, learn more!