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Bring the Vibrant Flavors of Mexican Cuisine to Your Menu. From staples like flank steak, chicken breasts, and fresh produce to specialty items like chorizo and beans, we have everything you need to create an unforgettable south-of-the-border dining experience.

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We have all the ingredients your restaurant needs to make mouthwatering burgers including burger patties, buns, sliced cheese, and all the toppings and sauces needed to help make your menu amazing!

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Charcuterie in restaurants is on trend–artisan meats and cheeses, an array of bite-size accompaniments, and glamor-shot worthy presentations are taking appetizer menus up a notch.

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From fine dining, to bar snacks to room service offerings; here you’ll find our selection of specialty cheeses that are perfect for charcuterie as well as use in cooking applications…

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Keto-focused dishes have risen in popularity recently alongside the ketogenic diet craze. Keto dieters focus on foods that are high in fat, quality sources of protein and low in carbohydrates. On this page you’ll find a list of recommended keto-friendly foods and the item numbers for some of our corresponding products.

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Each year an increasing number of hungry diners look to your menus for fresh and trendy seasonal ingredients. Keeping their interests peeked when it comes to menu design and product offerings is vital to your operation…

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More than 100 years ago, our founder, W.K. Kellogg, saw the promise in a single grain. Through his passion and commitment to nutrition, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes® were made, and an industry was born.

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Discover our most popular chicken wings! Plus, with many more varieties in our inventory, your Account Executive can help find just the right wings for your operation! We also have all the sauces, dressings, wingcessories and fan-favorite appetizers to help make your game day menu amazing!

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Our strong vendor relationships allow us to provide our customers with the freshest variety of items including cage-free and minimally processed, as well as hormone and steroid free choices.

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Hood is a national company distributing dairy products throughout the United States. In fact, HP Hood LLC is now one of the country’s largest branded dairy operators.

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At Hormel Foods, we are committed to providing consumers with high-quality, high-value branded products that are flavorful, nutritious and convenient.

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Dennis Food Service maintains a fully stocked inventory of restaurant and foodservice products. We often stock multiple options in key categories to supply the many unique needs of operators in Maine & New Hampshire.

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Does your pantry need a pregame pep talk? Are your recipes ready to throw in the towel? That’s OK! We all need a little game day inspiration from time to time.

Shishito peppers are a small Japanese (Eastern Asia) heirloom variety of pepper that are becoming more of a mainstream offering for both pub fare and fine dining platforms.

Delicata Squash Rings offer a fun, seasonal alternative to onion rings. Ideal for those seeking a unique finger food style offering.

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Try these from-scratch Scotch Eggs featuring a delicious layer of housemade Jennie-O ground turkey sausage surrounding a balsamic soft-boiled egg; all coated in a crispy seasoned bread crumb layer.

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Unfortunately not all new restaurant owners and chefs have the ability, or capital to outfit their kitchen or establishment with all the bells, whistles and gadgets one would envision being in the culinary space of their dreams.

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Tender shrimp enveloped with crispy thin strands of local potatoes is sure to be a winner on any menu, winter, spring, summer or fall. As an appetizer or an entree Caribou Shrimp is a unique menu item with local flare.

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Gain tighter control of your costs by practicing good scaling. Allowing your scale the opportunity to eliminate guesswork will help keep profit where it belongs… within your operation.

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A cheese curd is essentially the cheese solids that remains after being separated, or cut, from the whey in the cheese making process. Cheese curds as we know them are a young un-aged, unformed cheese…

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Does your pantry need a pregame pep talk? Are your recipes ready to throw in the towel? That’s OK! We all need a little game day inspiration from time to time.

Shishito peppers are a small Japanese (Eastern Asia) heirloom variety of pepper that are becoming more of a mainstream offering for both pub fare and fine dining platforms.

Delicata Squash Rings offer a fun, seasonal alternative to onion rings. Ideal for those seeking a unique finger food style offering.

fried breaded food ball on orange sauce

Try these from-scratch Scotch Eggs featuring a delicious layer of housemade Jennie-O ground turkey sausage surrounding a balsamic soft-boiled egg; all coated in a crispy seasoned bread crumb layer.

fried shrimp wrapped in potato

Tender shrimp enveloped with crispy thin strands of local potatoes is sure to be a winner on any menu, winter, spring, summer or fall. As an appetizer or an entree Caribou Shrimp is a unique menu item with local flare.

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Does your pantry need a pregame pep talk? Are your recipes ready to throw in the towel? That’s OK! We all need a little game day inspiration from time to time.

Delicata Squash Rings offer a fun, seasonal alternative to onion rings. Ideal for those seeking a unique finger food style offering.

Gallo Pinto with chicken served in half an avocado with plantain chips

House-made sauce mixed with a blend of spices coats black beans, rice, and onions. Topped with juicy pulled chicken and garnished with fresh cilantro and chile pepper. Serve as a hearty dinner, shareable appetizer, or a simple side.

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A spicy classic goes plant-based. Crispy tenders tossed in an Asian hot wing sauce, topped with black and white sesame seeds and sliced scallions. Serve with a side of ranch and carrot and celery sticks for the perfect appetizer or snack.

Grilled “double-crusty” jalapeño red skin potatoes mashed and topped with a mixture of bell peppers and poblanos, sliced chorizo and Cotija crumbles.

fried breaded food ball on orange sauce

Try these from-scratch Scotch Eggs featuring a delicious layer of housemade Jennie-O ground turkey sausage surrounding a balsamic soft-boiled egg; all coated in a crispy seasoned bread crumb layer.

fried shrimp wrapped in potato

Tender shrimp enveloped with crispy thin strands of local potatoes is sure to be a winner on any menu, winter, spring, summer or fall. As an appetizer or an entree Caribou Shrimp is a unique menu item with local flare.

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Halloween isn’t just fun for dressing up, it’s a great holiday to get creative with foods. This Pumpkin Cheese Ball recipe is as tasty as it looks and easy to make. Menu it as a festive Halloween appetizer!

chicken flatbread pizza

Pizza redefined – made with real, on-trend ingredients on a crisp, golden flatbread. Perfect as an entree or a shareable appetizer. A meat-lover’s masterpiece. 

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Add healthier from-scratch flair to your appetizer menu up a notch with these simple and delightful low-calorie, lean-beef bundles.

loaded taco pizza

Easy to prepare and packed with popular flavors. This 12″ pizza is a delicious entree or appetizer.

bacon wrapped shrimp with lime slices

This crowd pleasing appetizer is sure to satisfy your spicy and savory craving. Everything is better wrapped in bacon.

chicken quesadilla

Classic ingredients, smoky bacon and Monetary Jack cheese between two grilled flour tortillas. Your customers are going to love this easy to prepare quesadilla. Perfect as an appetizer or as an entree when served with a side of Spanish rice and sour cream.

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Miniature fried corn tostadas with guacamole, Citrus Chipotle BBQ glazed grilled shrimp topped with Ranch dressing and cilantro. This seafood appetizer with upscale style features approachable ingredients that combine for impressive flavor. These delectable bites are an excellent choice for catering menus, and if you’re looking for your next lunch special, this concept makes a fantastic quesadilla!

sweet red chili mussels

These mussels in a sweet red chili glaze make a perfect appetizer or menu-board special. They are quickly prepared to order and taste absolutely delicious, especially with SBR’s Sweet Red Chili sauce. Mussels are a widely-popular seafood offering with upscale appeal.

bruschetta flatbread

Crispy flatbread topped with Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Sauce, shredded mozzarella, and tomato bruschetta, garnished with basil. This refreshingly-fresh dish menus well as an appetizer or vegetarian lunch option. The classic bruschetta look is perfectly complimented by the rich garlic flavor.

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Savory chicken skewers marinated in lemon vinaigrette and cooked over an open flame. Savored slowly, but most likely devoured, this dish has healthy, fresh and seasonal appeal on a stick! Try offering your customers a choice for the number of skewers they want, or skip the couscous and menu them as an appetizer.

pork belly sliders

Packed with bold contrasting flavors these sliders are perfect alone, as an appetizer or as an entree

edamame with sauce and seasoning

Angry Edamame is a simple and quickly-prepared recipe that supports the latest foodservice trends of providing bold international flavors with a sharable dish/appetizer.

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Super Bowl 58 is almost here, given all the celebrity hype around this year’s big game we thought it would be fun to throw out a few ideas for themed Super Bowl foods. This year’s theme? It has to be Taylor Swift!

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Once associated with direct-to-consumer subscription services and supermarket specialty cases, meal kits have become a valuable source of revenue for restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

Although it’s unclear how much food is wasted in the foodservice industry, a University of Arizona study found that food waste as a percentage of total food used is 9.55% in fast food locations and 3.11% in full-service locations. Every bit of waste avoided is profit to a restaurant’s bottom line.

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The foodservice industry is in a state of rapid flux. Beginning in 2015, Americans began spending more money at restaurants than they did in grocery stores. Then the pandemic hit and the way those dollars were being spent changed. Now, for many operators, takeout and delivery stand to become even more important. Other trends that will likely accelerate include mobile ordering, mobile pay, and third-party delivery.

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While the diet itself if quite strict; creating dishes that fit within it using commonly stocked foodservice products is relatively easy. Developing a well rounded and flavorful dish will be a bigger challenge than sourcing the actual ingredients.

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To maximize profitability in a highly competitive marketplace patronized by highly diverse customers, operators should regularly evaluate their menus, item by item, to ensure every offering is still worthy of its place on the menu…

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Humans have had street food since the dawn of civilization. The ancient Greeks sold fried fish, while the Aztecs peddled tamales. Iconic American street snacks include pizza, hot dogs and funnel cake. Recently, the street food game has become more elevated and restaurants are cashing in on this age-old dining trend…

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A growing number of today’s restaurant patrons would rather order delivery or takeout than dine in. In fact, the booming market for food that leaves an operator’s walls will surpass $300 billion in sales by 2023. Nevertheless, on-demand foodservice has its challenges…

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Christmas marketing isn’t limited to just the immediate holiday but includes your winter menu changes, catering services, increased promotions of cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and side dishes for holiday meals, holiday party bookings and gift card sales. You have a great opportunity to attract new customers, show your chef’s skills in preparing holiday favorites and exotic foods from other countries and cultures, and host special tasting events that attract convivial crowds.

original philly cheesesteak egg rolls

Nothing says “Feast!” like a Philly cheesesteak. But when it’s not a party-of-one, one must share, right? So when the occasion calls for feeding multiple mouths, we’ve got the perfect fix for your customers: Original Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls!

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With all the stress that comes during the holidays, customers will be looking for a place to get a great meal that they won’t have to cook for themselves. Here are 7 tactics to try when marketing for your business this holiday season.

pork belly sliders

Packed with bold contrasting flavors these sliders are perfect alone, as an appetizer or as an entree

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Developing a strong takeout program – from products, to packaging to employee training is an effective way to generate additional profit. Here are 7 surefire ways to boost your sales and profits by increasing focus on your takeout business.

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In this week’s episode we revisit the conversation on dressing-up your dishes for extra appeal. Riding that good-flavors vibe we’ve got a recipe for Tomato Butter to share with you. We cover an important business-capturing strategy that you should be doing online. And we’ve got some fantastic beef purchasing opportunities coming that you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of while you can.

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From salame cotto to sliced prosciutto, Columbus uses the finest cuts of meat and a special blend of spices. Whether it is slow cured and naturally aged, or spiced and cooked, each of these craft meats are the perfect addition to your charcuterie boards.

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Hillshire Farm® Bakin’ Bacon™ Heat-N-Serve Pizza Topping adds premium appeal to pizzas, appetizers, entrées and more. Because the par-cooked product finishes in the oven, it spreads its savory bacon flavor throughout an entire dish.

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Potato Dippers are an extraordinary menu item: uniquely shaped, crispy and perfect for scooping or dipping, they are cut to look homemade.

original philly cheesesteak egg rolls

Nothing says “Feast!” like a Philly cheesesteak. But when it’s not a party-of-one, one must share, right? So when the occasion calls for feeding multiple mouths, we’ve got the perfect fix for your customers: Original Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls!

Cafe H Korean beef bowl with eggs and veggies

Korean Beef BBQ from Cafe H® is a premium ingredient ready to anchor your next internationally inspired dish. Tender sliced beef is authentically seasoned with the rich flavors of traditional Korean spices, ginger, soy, sesame and garlic. Great for Korean BBQ dishes, sandwiches, tacos, rice & noodle bowls, pizzas, flat breads and as an ingredient for appetizers, soups and small plates.