SMOKIN’ HOT TRENDS

Here are some of the latest trend predictions from America’s barbecue guru, Steven Raichlen1:

Fires at Dawn

Breakfast is the next great frontier for barbecue flavors, as bold flavors give a boost to the start of the day.

Middle to Top

The bold flavors of Middle Eastern cuisines will be part of the next great wave of barbecue flavor.

The Source

More than ever people care about where their food comes from almost as much as how it’s made.


Flavor Preferences2

Consumer Flavor Preferences
% of consumers that prefer the flavor:

“Hickory”- 60%
“Sweet/Honey”- 56%
“Smoky”- 56%

Top Regional Flavors

Texas: Spicy with a touch of sweetness
Southern: Bright, tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet
St. Louis: Very sweet and slightly acidic
Carolina: Vinegary, spicy

1) “Raichlen Predicts: Eight BBQ Trends for 2018”, barbecuebible.com 2) Technomic 2017 Center of the Plate Report

WHY RESERS?

Reser’s Foodservice offers a wide variety of great tasting salads, sides, tortillas & wraps and fruit that make it easy to add new flavors to your menu while saving you labor and costs. Our commitment to consistency, convenience, and creativity lets you operate with confidence and take charge of your menu!

The Clean Taste of Home

Barbecue celebrates the classic taste of home cooked meals just like everything else we make at Reser’s. While we embrace technology and innovation, we’re also focused on crafting dishes that offer simple goodness, with fewer ingredients and cleaner labels because that’s the heart of the home cooked flavor we’ve always offered.

KEY PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Prepared Salads

Downhome flavor, meet the flavor of home

Nothing quite pairs with regional barbecue like a great salad. With classic combinations like Carolina barbecue-style pulled-pork and Reser’s Dixie Cole Slaw (71117.15125), or smoky Kansas City barbecue and Reser’s Homestyle Potato Salad (71117.00211), or Reser’s Country Potato Salad (71117.00189) and smoky Memphis-style Ribs, our distinctive and diverse salads deliver the from-scratch flavor of home. From family favorites to the latest on-trend flavors, we have everything you need to make your barbecue dishes complete.

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot 2018 Culinary Forecast,” barbecue continues to climb the list of perennial favorites, now featured as number two.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Fresh salads made to the latest safety standards for quality you can trust.

Convenience: A wide array of flavors at your fingertips, just open and serve.

Creativity: Perfect pairings and unlimited potential for customizing.

Side Dishes

Comfort Food Classics

Barbecue is a nostalgic food that for many brings back fond memories. Comfort foods have never been hotter on menus across the country, and adding our comfort classics like baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes to your barbecue dishes will put your customers on the fast lane to their happy place!

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE >
VIEW BBQ RECIPES >

DID YOU KNOW?

Comfort food not only lands at number two on Mintel’s 2018 trend report but also was a popular hashtag on Instagram, being used over 2.7 million times in 2017.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: The best flavor every time.

Convenience: Classic and complex sides in simple heat and serve preparations.

Creativity: Endless possibilities for stir-ins or inventive, new dishes. 

Purely Hand-Cut Fruit

Cool fruit meets hot BBQ

Hot and spicy barbecue has met its match with our Purely Hand-Cut Fruit. From classics like Fruit Salad to more exotic options perfect for innovative recipes like Mango, we have a wide variety of fruits picked at their peak and hand-cut for the very best flavor.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE >
VIEW BBQ RECIPES >

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Technomic, over the past four years, appearances of Fruit Deli Salads on BBQ menus have increased by 19%.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Always picked at peak ripeness for big flavor.

Convenience: Trimmed by hand for maximum yield.

Creativity: From local favorites to exotic flavors, our fruit can take you anywhere

Tortillas & Wraps

Roll up the hottest trend

Looking to get innovative with your barbecue? Try rolling it up in a tortilla or flavored wrap for a tasty and portable meal your customers are sure to love. From barbecue breakfast wraps to barbecue quesadillas, tortillas and wraps can help get hot barbecue flavors onto your menu for any daypart.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE >
VIEW BBQ RECIPES >

DID YOU KNOW?

Tacos as appetizers on BBQ menus have seen a 4-year growth of almost 67%!

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Great taste and fresh flavor you can count on.

Convenience: The delicious taste of authentic tortillas without the effort to make them fresh.

Creativity: Tortillas and wraps are a perfect foundation for new and innovative dishes. 

RECIPES

Why BBQ?

Barbecue has a unique identity all over the United States, and American consumers can’t get enough. Recent research by Technomic showed that 57% of the Top 500 Operators offer barbecue dishes on their menu, a figure that is up nearly 10% since 2011 (Datassential Menu Trends). Now is the time to add delicious barbecue-inspired dishes to your menu!

SMOKIN’ HOT TRENDS

Here are some of the latest trend predictions from America’s barbecue guru, Steven Raichlen1:

Fires at Dawn

Breakfast is the next great frontier for barbecue flavors, as bold flavors give a boost to the start of the day.

Middle to Top

The bold flavors of Middle Eastern cuisines will be part of the next great wave of barbecue flavor.

The Source

More than ever people care about where their food comes from almost as much as how it’s made.


Flavor Preferences2

Consumer Flavor Preferences
% of consumers that prefer the flavor:

“Hickory”- 60%
“Sweet/Honey”- 56%
“Smoky”- 56%

Top Regional Flavors

Texas: Spicy with a touch of sweetness
Southern: Bright, tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet
St. Louis: Very sweet and slightly acidic
Carolina: Vinegary, spicy

WHY RESERS?

Reser’s Foodservice offers a wide variety of great tasting salads, sides, tortillas & wraps and fruit that make it easy to add new flavors to your menu while saving you labor and costs. Our commitment to consistency, convenience, and creativity lets you operate with confidence and take charge of your menu!

The Clean Taste of Home

Barbecue celebrates the classic taste of home cooked meals just like everything else we make at Reser’s. While we embrace technology and innovation, we’re also focused on crafting dishes that offer simple goodness, with fewer ingredients and cleaner labels because that’s the heart of the home cooked flavor we’ve always offered.

KEY PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Prepared Salads

Downhome flavor, meet the flavor of home

Nothing quite pairs with regional barbecue like a great salad. With classic combinations like:

  • Carolina barbecue-style pulled-pork and Reser’s Dixie Cole Slaw (71117.15125)
  • Smoky Kansas City barbecue and Reser’s Homestyle Potato Salad (71117.00211)
  • Reser’s Country Potato Salad (71117.00189) and smoky Memphis-style Ribs

 

From family favorites to the latest on-trend flavors, we have everything you need to make your barbecue dishes complete.

DID YOU KNOW?

According to National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot 2018 Culinary Forecast,” barbecue continues to climb the list of perennial favorites, now featured as number two.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Fresh salads made to the latest safety standards for quality you can trust.

Convenience: A wide array of flavors at your fingertips, just open and serve.

Creativity: Perfect pairings and unlimited potential for customizing.

Side Dishes

Comfort Food Classics

Barbecue is a nostalgic food that for many brings back fond memories. Comfort foods have never been hotter on menus across the country, and adding our comfort classics like baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes to your barbecue dishes will put your customers on the fast lane to their happy place!

DID YOU KNOW?

Comfort food not only lands at number two on Mintel’s 2018 trend report but also was a popular hashtag on Instagram, being used over 2.7 million times in 2017.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: The best flavor every time.

Convenience: Classic and complex sides in simple heat and serve preparations.

Creativity: Endless possibilities for stir-ins or inventive, new dishes. 

Purely Hand-Cut Fruit

Cool fruit meets hot BBQ

Hot and spicy barbecue has met its match with our Purely Hand-Cut Fruit. From classics like Fruit Salad to more exotic options perfect for innovative recipes like Mango, we have a wide variety of fruits picked at their peak and hand-cut for the very best flavor.

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Technomic, over the past four years, appearances of Fruit Deli Salads on BBQ menus have increased by 19%.

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Always picked at peak ripeness for big flavor.

Convenience: Trimmed by hand for maximum yield.

Creativity: From local favorites to exotic flavors, our fruit can take you anywhere

Tortillas & Wraps

Roll up the hottest trend

Looking to get innovative with your barbecue? Try rolling it up in a tortilla or flavored wrap for a tasty and portable meal your customers are sure to love. From barbecue breakfast wraps to barbecue quesadillas, tortillas and wraps can help get hot barbecue flavors onto your menu for any daypart.

DID YOU KNOW?

Tacos as appetizers on BBQ menus have seen a 4-year growth of almost 67%!

THE 3 C's

Consistency: Great taste and fresh flavor you can count on.

Convenience: The delicious taste of authentic tortillas without the effort to make them fresh.

Creativity: Tortillas and wraps are a perfect foundation for new and innovative dishes. 

RECIPES

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