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Beyond Basic Bar Bites: Raising The Bar For Flavor

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Cheering on a favorite team during the playoffs is hungry work. And that means fans feast. A lot. Pre-game. All throughout the game. Half-time. Even post-game. Historically, around 11 million* fans gather at their favorite local spot to watch the game and share in good times and great food. Some 7 percent* show up primarily just for the food.

Be ready for them. Win fan business and woo customers to come back to your tables again and again year-round. Sideline the same-old, same-old and let some veteran items go. Kick off the fun with innovative new takes on familiar standards.

Meet just a few of your new menu MVPs.

Shuffle off, Buffalo wings! Ok, stay, but welcome some new draft picks and serving options. And when the house is packed with big fans of fiery hot wings, have some Shamrock Farms® milk on hand to cool off their torched taste buds.

Flights. Create mix-and-match options that showcase a variety of flavor profiles. Examples:

  • BBQ

    Carolina; Kansas City; Texas; Memphis; fruity BBQ sauces infused with pomegranate molasses or regional berries

  • American Regional

    Nashville Hot Wings; Cajun

  • Asian

    Korean; Teriyaki; Curry; Katsu

  • Nuevo Laino

    Chipotle; salsa; jalapeño or habanero pepper

  • Mediterranean

    Parmigiana; Alfredo



Dipping sauces. Break beyond blue cheese. Try Katy’s Kitchen® Honey Dijon Dressing, or Vietnamese fish sauce sweetened with citrus. Or ponzu sauce, plum sauce, oyster sauce, marinara, puttanesca or Indonesian Sambal.


Trending Flavors

  • Curry

  • Garam Masala

  • Chimichurri

  • Harissa

  • Pomegranate Molasses

  • Kimchi

  • Dukkah

  • Toum (Middle Eastern Garlic Paste)

  • Hot Honey

  • Za’atar

Up your flavor game and perfect the handoff with upscale ingredients:

  • Gold Canyon Premium Angus® Prime Rib cheesesteak sandwich

  • Chorizo street tacos

  • Gold Canyon Premium Pork™ PorkBelly or prosciutto BLTs

  • Asian fried-chicken sandwiches, featuring Regal Crest Farms Natural Reserve® Chicken

  • Black bean and sweet potato tacos

Pile on unexpected ingredients. No penalties for holding.

  • Nachos

    Jackfruit. Cajun shrimp. Pierport® Salmon Poke Cubes. Kimchi.

  • Fries

    Wild Mushroom fries. Greek fries. Shawarma fries. Butter-chicken poutine.

Appeal to cheeseheads (even if the Packers aren’t playing).

  • Queso

    Update with upscale cheeses, such as burrata and raclette. Infuse standard queso with a blend of multiple melty cheeses from Cobblestreet MKT.™, plus aged parmesan for texture.

  • Reinvent Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Use chicken tinga

  • Serve a totally unexpected dip

    For example, Muhammara (a Middle Eastern roasted red pepper dip), Ceviche dips – from emerging cuisines.


Riff on hummus and baba ghanoush by adding roasted red peppers, local veg and regional ingredients.

Create signature dips with za’atar, pesto, harissa, chimichurri and signature herb blends from Katy’s Kitchen.

Beverages

Quench that thirst for victory.

  • Spiked Seltzers

    Spike your own with sensational signature, regional flavor combos.

  • Housemade craft sodas

  • Colorful Housemade Punch

    (Alcoholic and nonalcoholic) with Rejuv® Juices and local/regional/seasonal ingredients in pitchers for passing around the table. Or warm, mulled-wine punch ladled up from a glorious communal serving bowl.

  • Beer Cocktails with Local Brews

Look to Kitchentelligence for even more inspiration for delectable, sales-building dishes to put into play during the playoffs and year-round.

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*BusinessWire 2018

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