New spring lineup features 26 new products and services to help
restaurants innovate their offerings for millennials
ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Foods today unveiled Spring
Scoop™ 2017 (Spring Scoop) under the banner “What
Millennials Crave,” featuring a lineup of 26 new products
designed to help restaurant customers attract more millennial diners.
Spring Scoop features new menu design capabilities and a wide array of
products that address several trends and product attributes important to
millennials, including: global cuisine, sustainability and portability.
“Millennials spend more on dining out than any other demographic, so
it’s essential for restaurateurs to understand their preferences and
shape their menus accordingly,” said Stacie Sopinka, vice president of
product development and innovation, US Foods. “Our product development
team – made up largely of millennials – dove deep into dining trends and
came up with a diverse new set of products and services that will help
our customers grow sales with this critical cohort while also saving
time and money.”
Exploring Through Global Cuisine
Nearly half of millennial diners want more globally inspired cuisine1
and are looking to explore new foods that feature authentic ingredients
and international flavors. With the Spring Scoop, US Foods is providing
operators with unique product offerings that help them meet this growing
demand for more international fare.
Spring Scoop features traditional ethnic foods, such as Pacific Jade®
Indian Curry and Thai Red Curry Sauce Starters, which are rich in
flavor, versatile and work perfectly as a sauce, soup or marinade.
Spring Scoop also features Chef’s Line® All Natural Chicken Shawarma for
restaurateurs looking to add Mediterranean flavor to their menu.
Diners Want the Real Deal
More and more, millennials are seeking out dishes with sustainably
sourced ingredients. In fact, 65 percent enjoy foods that are natural or
organic.2 As restaurants look to cater to this trend, Scoop
has developed high-quality products that are both responsibly prepared
and satisfy the taste buds.
Spring Scoop features several new sustainable product offerings,
including Chef’s Line All Natural Fire Grilled Chicken Breast and White
and Dark Turkey Burgers – simple protein dishes that chefs can customize
to align with their own styles and other offerings. Both deliver the
perfect blend of tender and juicy, but are also vegetarian-fed and
raised without antibiotics.
Eating On the Go
With 70 percent of millennials purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches3,
restaurants have a tremendous opportunity to grow their sales by adding
portable options to their menus.
Spring Scoop features a variety of meals that are perfect for the mobile
millennial consumer, including fixings for the perfect sandwich with its
Chef’s Line Aged Cheddar and Onion Bialys and Beef & Truffle Patties
from renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda. For diners looking to eat something
sweet on the go, Devonshire® Black Velvet Cookie is a delicious dessert
on its own or filled with the Glenview Farms® Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream
US Foods Menu – New Menu Design Capabilities
In addition to these new product offerings, Spring Scoop features US
Foods Menu, a menu design offering that helps restaurateurs design
top-quality menus that highlight key dishes and engage diners. The
process is fast, efficient and cost-effective. Learn more about US Foods
Menu at usfoods.com/menu.
For more on the full Spring Scoop lineup, visit www.usfoods.com/food/scoop
and join the conversation on social media with #USFScoop. You can also
like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and watch our
chefs in action on YouTube.
About US Foods
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading
foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 chefs,
restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed.
With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods
provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a
comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US
Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23
billion in annual revenue. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
1 Mintel Foodservice Trends
2 Hartman Group
3 New Ideas and Trends in Food Service, NATSO