US Foods introduces nearly two dozen new products in its latest Scoop product line-up

Innovative Burgers, BBQ and Bacon Set to Sweep Menus Across the Country

Rosemont, Ill., 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Spring, US Foods is taking some of the most beloved and distinctly American recipes to the next level with the introduction of its latest Scoop product line-up. From the Chef’s Line® Belly Burger and Cross Valley Farms® Superfood Slaw to Patuxent Farms® Pepper Encrusted Bacon and the three authentic, regional BBQ sauces from Chef’s Line®, the Spring Scoop features innovative items that capture the nation’s tastiest flavors.

“The nearly two dozen new products in this lineup will give operators everything they need to spice up their menus with new takes on the tried and true American favorites diners love,” said Pietro Satriano, chief merchandising officer, US Foods. “With warmer weather on the horizon, the time is just right for the burgers, barbecue and other Spring Scoop items to take their place on menus across the country.”

The classic burger remains one of America’s most popular comfort foods. US Foods is giving the beloved burger a bit of a makeover with the debut of three new burgers. Chef’s Line Belly Burger combines the smoky flavors of pork belly with the richness of beef, while the All Natural Umami Turkey Patty is like none other in the market. The Harvest Value® Savory Burger is made with one-third mushrooms and packs savory goodness at 40 percent less fat. Combine these with Chef’s Line Natural Fry, the first natural and minimally processed fry on the market, for the ultimate American meal.

Today, 80 percent of consumers indicate they care about food sustainability. Harbor Banks® Beer Battered Alaskan Cod is sustainably caught and then breaded in a golden-crisp batter infused with the refreshing flavors of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Alaskan White Ale.

Also joining the spring lineup is one of America’s bona fide favorites – bacon. Patuxent Farms Pepper Encrusted Bacon delivers the perfect blend of bold, beautiful and versatile that will delight the taste buds of any bacon lover.

US Foods is gearing up to celebrate dining outdoors with mouthwatering, American-style BBQ that is sure to be a hit at restaurants across the country. Chef’s Line is introducing a new series of regional BBQ sauces, offering something for any BBQ fan’s palette. The line features the Yippee Ki Yay Texas Style BBQ Sauce, which combines smoky and peppery flavors with spicy undertones; along with the thick and sweet Meemaw’s Molasses Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce; and the rich and tangy Sassy Swine Carolina Style BBQ Sauce. These sauces are perfectly paired with the tender and meaty goodness of Patuxent Farms Premium Pulled Pork or Chef’s Line All Natural Pork Country Style Ribs.

No American-inspired line would be complete without America’s ultimate lunchtime favorite – the sandwich. Premium Wheat Beer and Sweet Corn Hoagie Rolls from Hilltop Hearth® give a twist to the traditional hoagie and put the spotlight back on the bread. Load them up with All Natural Fire Smoked Ham, Creamy Chicken Salad or Loaded Baked Potato Salad from Metro Deli®.

“Our new Scoop products deliver hints of flavor from different regions all over the country, offering a little something for everyone,” said Satriano.

For a sweet end to meals, diners can indulge in Chef’s Line Coffee Ice Cream. Serve alone or pair with Chocolate Cola or Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin Minis also from Chef’s Line.

To see the full spring edition and learn more about the product offerings from US Foods, visit www.usfoods.com. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch our chefs in action on YouTube.

Foodservice operators interested in learning more about Scoop can also request a product demonstration at:http://www.usfoods.com/content/www/home/food/scoop/scoop-demonstration-request-form.html

About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

Contact

Lisa Lecas, Manager
Corporate Communications, US Foods
Office: 847-720-8243
Lisa.Lecas@usfoods.com