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Bit of Buffalo

Offer appetizer excitement with new Brew City® Buffalo Chicken Bites. Featuring whole muscle chicken breast pieces dipped in Buffalo hot sauce and coated with crispy beer batter, these bites deliver Buffalo flavor without the mess. To sample Brew City® Buffalo Chicken Bites and receive a special limited-time trial offer, call McCain Foods USA at 866-427-3924 or visit

Build Sales with Tyson

Tyson Food Service introduces “Share Fare,” the third platform in the “Ideas @ The Heart of Value” series. “Share Fare” identifies new ways to get your fair share of your guests' “sharing” mindset with delicious ways for them to indulge on a night out. Each “Ideas @ The Heart of Value” volume will help you build business in tough times and provide you with great recipe ideas. Visit

Beyond Thanksgiving: New Stuffing, New Ideas

Made with whole grain bread and vegetables, Uncle Ben's® new Savory Herb Stuffing Mix with Whole Grains has a bolder taste and a hint of lime and cilantro. Recognized by the Whole Grains Council's Whole Grain Stamp, each serving delivers 8 g of whole grains. Wow patrons by menuing new comfort-foods-with-a-twist. For on-trend recipe ideas like the new Stuffed Chipotle Crusted Pork Chop, call MARS Foodservices at 800-432-2331 or visit

Upgrade Your Eggroll

Maple Leaf Farms Peking Duck Egg Rolls feature authentic roasted Peking duck meat, tender vegetables and spices rolled in an egg roll wrapper. Handmade for premium quality and consistency, Maple Leaf Peking Duck Egg Rolls add an Asian flair and point of distinction to your operation. Visit or call 800-348-2812.

“Structured” Vodka

Calling itself “Vodka's Natural Evolution,” Oval Vodka utilizes a patented, 11-day process that combines water and alcohol in a way that “arranges” the vodka so that the water surrounds the spirit. The result: smoother taste. At 84 proof, Oval tastes great straight and makes even better cocktails, Learn more at

Concentrate on Taste

Master's Touch® Sauce & Gravy Concentrates from Custom Culinary are the culinary flavor systems you can rely on to deliver authentic taste to your signature dishes. Made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients, Master's Touch® Sauce & Gravy Concentrates offer guaranteed consistency and versatility. Call 866-TRUETASTE or visit

Avocados for Dessert

Discover the sweet side of Fresh Hand Grown in California Avocados. The silky texture and mild, nutty flavor of Fresh California Avocados blends smoothly with citrus, coconut and mango in shakes, smoothies, ice creams and custards. Another simple, exotic idea: spoon creamy avocado mousse into chocolate or graham cracker shells. Get this and other avocado dessert and drink ideas at

Fruity Beer

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company has added a line extension to its portfolio of premium craft beer. Watermelon Ale is a light ale with a big watermelon nose that finishes smooth with a touch of sweetness. Call 860-242-3111 or go to

Drink Ideas Online

The new features simple navigation and search functions and a sleek new look. Whether looking for Monin Gourmet Flavorings for the bar, restaurant or coffeehouse, the new site allows visitors to explore information specifically suited to their needs. The new advanced recipe search provides intuitive, customizable search tools. Visit

Premium Steaks

Ranchers Registry® New York strip steaks offer two things above all others: tenderness and consistency. Consistent sizing ensures uniform cooking and comparable plate coverage. Consistent tenderness turns occasional patrons into devoted diners. Visit

Sweet Onion Rings

Moore's Vidalia® Battered Onion Rings from McCain are made from 3/8" thick, fresh Vidalia® onion slices covered in a delectable batter for a sweet flavor and crispy bite. Serve these premium quality onion rings as an appealing appetizer or a flavorful side dish. Call 866-427-3924 or visit

Greater Gravy

TRIO® Brown Gravy dry mix from Nestlé is better than ever with a richer, more robust roasted beef flavor. Simply add water or combine with your own ingredients for signature gravy. Call 800-288-8682 or visit

Potato Temptation

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston introduces four new flavors to its Stuffed Spudz® product line. Broccoli & Cheese, Chipotle Cheddar, Country Biscuit & Gravy and Fully-Loaded Baked Potato join the already popular Southwestern Cheddar and Cheddar Cheese flavors. Call 800-766-7783, or visit

Centerstage Salmon

Trident now offers a larger, 6-oz. portion of its popular Redi Grilled salmon. Previously available in a 4-oz. size, the larger, lightly marinated, seared portion meets operators' demands for bigger, center-of-the-plate fillets. Call 800-367-6065 or visit

Quick-Cooking Meats

Cargill Meat Solutions has added two new chef-inspired products to the Cedar Canyon line of meats. From signature sandwiches to buffet applications, Cedar Canyon Beef Minute Medallions and Pork Minute Medallions let you serve on-trend dishes in record time. Both products cook in about one minute. Call 800-373-6515 or visit

New Pasta Brand

American Italian Pasta Company has extended its foodservice offerings with a new imported dry pasta brand, Pasta Lensi Pasta Chef. AIPC offers 12 pasta shapes under the new label. This premium pasta is made with 100 percent durum wheat semolina and is produced using the traditional Italian Traiflatura al bronzo process for superior cooking performance and sauce absorption. Visit

Wonton Strips

Add crunch and flavor to your Asian-inspired menu items with Fresh Gourmet® Wonton Strips. They're lightly salted with a crispy texture. Call Sugar Foods at 888-708-2222.

Easy Cookies

Operators can offer cookie variety with the new Pillsbury Place Bake Cookie Variety Pack from General Mills Foodservice. Each case delivers 72 cookies of each flavor: Chocolate chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Brownie Cookie. The 1.5-oz. portions go from freezer to oven and have a from-scratch appearance. Visit

Cravable sides, snacks

Allens offers three new frozen products guests are sure to crave: Breaded Okra, Jalapeño Hush Puppies and Battered Onion Rings. Visit for more information.

Soup's in Season

Norpac introduces three comforting soups, just in time for fall: Sizzlin' Beef Steak Chili with Beans, Roasted Yukon Potato Cheese and Cheddar Broccoli. Visit

Low-Cal Lemonade

Equal® Low-Calorie Lemonade is high in flavor, but low in calories. Simply combine 3 qt. water, 3 cups lemon juice concentrate, 5 ½ Tbsp. Equal® Sweetener, ice cubes and lemon slices. (Yields: 3¾ qt.) For more information, call 888-658-1948.

New Ham Choices

Jones Dairy Farm has introduced three double cherrywood, naturally smoked hams to its foodservice product line. The products include the Boneless Sandwich Slicing Ham, Boneless Pit-Style Ham and a Glazing Ham. For recipe ideas and product information, visit or call 800-635-6637.

Avocado Fan Favorites

Go the extra yards and plan a Fresh Hass Avocados menu this football season. From pizzas to hearty sandwiches to exciting guacamole dips, fans love avocados. Contact the Hass Avocado Board at 800-370-3782 for your free copy of the Foodservice Promotion Guide for Fresh Hass Avocados. Or find ideas at

Tropical Tastes

From drinks through dessert, it's easy to deliver the taste of the tropics with Dole Fresh Frozen Fruits. Create the Margarita Colada, Philippine Adobo Pork Stir-Fry and Fruity Mango-Chocolate Shortcake. Call 800-723- 9868 or visit

Cinnamon Chips

Add cinnamon flavor to your cookies, cakes and muffins. Hershey's Cinnamon Baking Chips are bite-sized and versatile. For recipe ideas and product information from Hershey's Foodservice, visit or call 877-772-3556.

New Twists on Fries

Simplot has developed exciting fry recipes that will spice up every menu. Bombay Curry Fries, Crunch ‘n Onion Fries and Kool Kids Fries will build sales and profits in any segment. Get these ideas and more at

Dutch Treat

Amstel Light recently unveiled its new “One Dam Good Bier” campaign that captures the spirit of the city of Amsterdam. Amstel Light staged a “Dutch Takeover,” including a bike giveaway on New York's famed Amsterdam Avenue. Visit

Deli Selection

The Natural Choice® line of natural, presliced deli meats from from Hormel includes hardwood-smoked ham, oven-roasted turkey and deli roast beef. For product information, visit

Inspired Sides

The rich, cheesy flavor and satisfying potato texture of Classic Casserole® Scalloped Potatoes from Basic American Foods offer a side dish option that's versatile enough to be turned into a main course with the addition of simple ingredients. For product information from Basic American Foods, call 800-722-2084.

Triple Chocolate Allure

Entice customers with dessert offerings such as the 9-inch Triple Chocolate Cheesecake from Sweet Street Desserts. It features a dark chocolate crust, dark chocolate ganache and milk chocolate ganache. For details, visit or call 800-793-3897.

Seafood Information

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute offers materials to help illustrate the state's long-held dedication to sustainability. The fact sheet, brochure and Standards Comparison Fact Sheet provide detailed information. For information visit or call 800-806-2497.