The year 2020 has been a challenging one for the foodservice sector, and US Foods is looking to smoothen the roads wherever possible, especially as the holiday season approaches. Recently, the foodservice operator launched its Holiday Scoop 2020, titled “Wow Your Diners On- and Off-Premise.”
“Dining trends have evolved rapidly since the pandemic hit, and this holiday season is certainly no exception,” Stacey Kinkaid, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation, commented. “In fact, according to a recent US Foods survey, one in three consumers report that they plan to order more from restaurants for the upcoming holidays. Families are faced with less time and more responsibilities and want take-out solutions to make family feasts easier. And, at the same time, diners have been stuck in a rut and want new, wow-worthy menu options that will keep them engaged and coming back for more. With Holiday Scoop, we have addressed these needs head-on with innovative products that will help operators boost both off-premise and on-premise offerings with versatility and labor savings in mind.”
Helping operators meet increased demand while fighting menu fatigue, a press release outlined the offerings in two sub-categories: Family-Style Made Easy and Fresh Menu Ideas. With 73 percent of millennials and 71 percent of households with children interested in ordering a holiday family-style meal to-go from restaurants, Holiday Scoop offers a variety of family-friendly options including:
Diners are looking for variety no matter if they’re eating on-premise or taking their meals to-go. This edition of Holiday Scoop offers solutions to attract and retain diners including:
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In addition to providing operators with the right food products to meet emerging dining trends, Holiday Scoop also features the Monogram Clean Force® Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer, a new sink and surface cleaner to support restaurant operators in their commitment to diner and employee safety.
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