Thursday, July 14, 2011

Restaurateurs the food landscape is changing are you?

Americans love affair with restaurants is not dying. However increased competition with innovative food with a twist broadens consumer choice of dinning with quality, ease at home. Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh and prepared food is expanding consumer choice of Mix & Match Meal component options.

Restaurants, Convenience stores and Grocery stores are all selling Take-Away food. Meal Mix & Match grocerant meal components have been the leading sector in retail foodservice of late. It’s menu magic.

Mix & Match grocerant food allows the consumer too spend more time in front of the 65 inch TV. Grocery store brand loyalty and frequency increases with each advancement in quality Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food. Here are examples of Mix and Match Meal components from Grocery stores only: What is your local grocery store are selling? More important how are you positioning your brand and products? Below are local grocery or C-store offering from around the country.

Goat Cheese Strawberry Salad: spring mix topped with thinly sliced strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and crumbled goat cheese.
Cajun Seasoned Potatoes: roasted potatoes topped with Cajun blackening seasoning
Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi and Chicken Tenders: coated in toasted panko bread crumbs and cream of coconut (ready-to cook)

Mexican Lasagna
Mushroom Risotto
Aegean Salad: shell pasta with Feta, onion, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives
Caprese Panini

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Matzo Ball Soupeared Chicken Breast with Peach & Chive Sauce
Parmesan Chicken Fingers
Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Stuffing

Cauliflower Spinach Gratin
Artichoke & Asiago Croquette
Spaghetti with Seasoned Tomato Sauce
Escarole & Beans
Apple Almond Yam Cakes

Cajun Chicken
Chicken Saute with Artichokes
Mushroom & Asparagus Israeli Couscous
Sage Roasted Turkey Breast
Vegetable Fried Rice
Salmon Nicoise Salad

Since 1991 retail food consultancy Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche for more on Foodservice Solutions® Bing or Google Grocerants or visit, or Facebook Steven Johnson

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