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Gardein SUPRÊME’s taste and versatility elevate restaurant menus

As restaurateurs compete for attention in today’s crowded marketplace, guests are craving delicious dishes and memorable experiences from their favourite spots. Research indicates that 43 per cent of Canadian consumers plan to add more plant-based foods to their diets, so protein alternatives are an important part of a well-rounded menu.

With vegan and vegetarian food sales expected to reach $162 billion by 2030, accounting for 7.7 per cent of the global food market, selections like the new lineup from Gardein SUPRÊME help restaurants deliver on diner demand, exceed customer expectations, and stand out from the crowd.

Gardein SUPRÊME products cook, smell, taste, and satisfy like animal-based protein. What else do they offer? These products cook from frozen, are vegan, kosher parve, cholesterol-free, and are non-GMO project verified. All this and more make them simple, seamless menu substitutions for much-loved menu items.

What’s on the menu?

The chicken sandwich is the fastest-growing restaurant item since 2019, predicted to overtake pizza’s popularity* so it’s a must-have on menus. Similarly, sandwiches featuring meat alternatives are expected to double their penetration in the next four years, and that means it’s time for chick’n to shine! Gardein SUPRÊME Chick’n Filet is sprucing up menus as a simple swap for the standard plant-based burger, offering a broad array of new menu possibilities. From classic Chick’n Caesar Salads, Chick’n Parmesan, and Chick’n Wraps, to Buffalo Chick’n Fajitas, Nashville Hot Sandwich creations (and more), restaurants can offer their vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian guests the menu diversity they crave.

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The bottom line

Consumers continue to drive the growth of plant-based menu items, and with so many people aiming to increase their plant-based protein consumption, restaurants need to deliver delicious dishes while maximizing their margins. Research shows that guests interested in plant-based options are willing to pay up to 40 per cent more for those items. So, by adjusting your menu slightly, you can boost your bottom line while offering a better guest experience – it’s a win-win!

Gardein SUPRÊME’s selection of products steps up to help restaurants meet the demand for menu variety while attracting new customers and standing out from the competition. With the versatility that guests are looking for, along with the simplicity and profitability that restaurants need, Gardein SUPRÊME offers the perfect way to elevate restaurant menus.

Want to learn more? Contact the Conagra Canada Food Service team to discuss your kitchen’s specific needs. Visit www.conagrafoodservice.ca or email [email protected].

*Source: Technomic Ignite Menu national food trends data. 511 CA operators (full sample) in Q3 2017- Q3 2022