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Today US Foods unveiled its Summer Scoop™ 2017 (Summer Scoop) product lineup entitled, "It’s a Matter of Choice.”Designed to help restaurants meet the evolving demands of the discerning diner, Summer Scoopfeatures 24 versatile products that cater to a variety of opposing tastes.
Whether dining with family or a group of friends, the individual preferences of diners vary widely based on their ethics, lifestyle or personal approach. In fact, 44 percent of adults now say food restrictions, food allergies or avoidance of certain ingredients dictate what they eat.1
“From socially conscious consumers to the specialized diets of food tribes, it’s becoming harder for groups of diners to visit a restaurant and find something on the menu that appeals to each of them,” said Stacie Sopinka, vice president of product development and innovation, US Foods. “Within a party of four, it’s not uncommon to find at least one diner who is gluten-free or vegetarian while the others want to explore bolder, trending flavor combinations. When restaurants can expand the choices they offer consumers with a few simple additions to their existing menu, they win.”
Summer Scoop offers versatile, on-trend products that are the recipe for bringing people together and helping independent operators succeed.
Picking Your Protein
Summer Scoop features a variety of meat and meatless options to help operators deliver on protein trends:
Designed for vegetarians, paleo diets or those looking for bolder flavor combinations, Summer Scoop offers restaurants simple sides or small dishes that appeal to a variety of tastes. Product highlights include:
As gluten-free offerings have grown 450 percent on menus over the past four years,3 gluten-free diners are seeking more authentic flavor experiences while indulgent diners are looking for rich, decadent desserts with authentic ingredients like real butter and sugar. Summer Scoop highlights include:
Enhanced Online Ordering Capabilities
In addition to these new products, Summer Scoop features enhancements to US Foods Online, an online platform designed to make ordering easy. Customers can now view personalized product recommendations, order status, details and history. Online ordering is fast, efficient and cost-effective. Learn more about US Foods Online at usfoods.com/order.
For more on the full Summer Scoop lineup, visit 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 Packaged Facts Report, 2014
2 Datassential TIPS, 2014
3 Datassential MenuTrends, 2016
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