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krabby tostadaMost Americans associate lowering temps with the holidays, namely Christmas and New Years.

And when we think about holidays, we think about celebrating with our family and friends – gatherings, parties, and family dinners filled with fun, laughter, and lots of food.

Essentially, this is a great opportunity for restaurants to lure diners. The combination of the holidays and cold weather tends to make people want to be inside, inside of your restaurant.

This creates the perfect conditions for restaurants to tweak their menu, and elevate their patrons’ holiday dining experience by introducing tasty unique food items.

Seafood is just the answer.

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According to Statista, 62% of American diners consume seafood in a causal dining restaurant at least once a month. Furthermore, 36% of U.S. customers are completely satisfied with seafood options in U.S. casual dining chains.

A delicious blend of real snow crab, seasonings, premium seafood, fresh cream and real butter, Mrs. Friday’s® Krabbycakes are versatile, easy to cook, and lend to severaldifferent appetizers and entrées.

If you’re looking to experiment with your menu, try King & Prince’s specialty seafood product, Mrs. Friday’s® Krabbycakes.

For instance, present your diners with the healthy Unbreaded Krabbycakes Tostada appetizer; a crunchy Tostada shell topped with grilled corn and black bean salsa, avocado, and Unbreaded Krabbycakes.

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Another dish your diners will be sure to love is an old favorite with a new twist, the Krabbycakes Grilled Cheese. This entrée presents a bit of nostalgia and satisfies the comfort food craving we all experience during the colder months.

Let’s not forget about another fan favorite, skewers. The Fried Krabbycakes Skewers with pineapple, mango, watermelon, and red bell pepper is a great appetizer.

While these dishes are a stray from the traditionally served glazed ham and yams, seafood has the ability to become the new mainstay at holiday parties and dinners.

Shake things up this holiday season and try King & Prince’s Krabbycakes. Take advantage of their latest rebate, worth up to $500.

Simply log into your Foodservice Promos account (or sign up for FREE) and download the Krabbycakes rebate, worth up to $500. This OFFER ENDS December 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by January 31, 2018).

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

PB sept 26 whiteWinter is here, and it’s ushering in with it, cold temps and the urge to eat comfort foods. Not to mention some of the most entertainment-filled holidays – Christmas and New Years. 

This is the perfect time for restaurants to prepare for gatherings, parties, and celebrations. It’s also a great time to exploit those distinctive winter flavors we love so much, like peppermint, apple, ginger, and citrus.

How to do this, you might ask. Assess your menu - tweak and/or add relevant, seasonal food items. Also, review your historical data. You may find a few “best sellers” that are worthy of being repeated.

It’s a festive time, as people, your guests, prepare for Christmas and New Years parties. This means you have to accommodate them by offering tasteful, accessible, and seasonally consistent foods. 

After all, holiday parties are about good food and good company. There’s no time for heavy, “sit down” foods and entrées. Your guests are likely walking around and conversing with others so convenient, informal options are key.

Your offerings should include hors d’oeuvres and finger foods such as, various dumplings with dipping sauces, flavorful croquettes, mini pies stuffed with meats and seasonal vegetables, and mini burgers and sliders. 

Your guests may also enjoy an assortment of cakes and rolls (ie. potato and scallion cakes, spring rolls) topped with savory sauces, appetizing skewers, variations of bruschetta, and seafood like, shrimp, scallops, and oysters.

Let’s not forget cheese plates!

Yes, cheese plates and accouterments, such as fresh fruits, jams or compotes, nuts, pickled vegetables, and condiments are a huge hit among partygoers. 

Did you know, since 2007, cheese plates have a menu growth rate of 47% (Source: Datassential MenuTrends October 2017)? This means that adding cheese plates to your menu, especially during the holiday season, can boost your bottom line, attract new diners, and impress your regulars. 

If you’re ready to execute, get started with Président holiday cheese selections. Experiment with the European cheese plate, in which Président Brie is accompanied by apricot preserves. According to Président corporate chef, Warren Katz, “the apricot preserves have just enough acidity to cut though the richness of the brie and gives a nice contrast to flavor.”

Click here for more delicious European-sque pairings featuring Président cheeses. 

What are you waiting for, start planning now! Head over to FoodservicePromos.com and grab our latest, money-saving, Président Brie rebatejust in time for the holidays. 

Simply log into your Foodservice Promos account (or sign up for FREE) and download the Président Brie holiday rebateworth up to $500. 

This OFFER ENDS December 31, 2017.

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

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Once thought of as a closed-door holiday, Thanksgiving now lures crowds of diners to their favorite restaurants. More and more, people are deciding to forego home-cooking for convenience, as they opt to gather with their friends and loved ones outside of the home.

Just last year, the National Restaurant Association’s online survey found that 1 in 10 consumers plan to dine out for Thanksgiving, while 1 in 20 will purchase a full holiday takeout meal for home celebration. (Source: National Restaurant Association, November 2016).

What this means for your – one word, PREPARATION. Now is the time to prepare your staff, your establishment, and your inventory to meet the demands of your coming holiday crowds.

Below are Foodservice Promo’s suggestions to help you do just that. 

Start advertising: Begin marketing your restaurant as the place to be for Thanksgiving. Get the word out that your establishment will be open and ready to serve your customers. Promote any special menu offers, Thanksgiving amenities, to-go options, catering availability, as well as available banquet rooms. START encouraging and taking reservations NOW.

Use social media, online ads, word of mouth, flyers, mobile marketing, and email marketing as vehicles of promotion.

Tweak your menu or create a separate holiday menu: Offer the classics that are non-negotiable such as turkey (of course), stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Play on the “nostalgic” emotion.

One thing to keep in mind, though, stay true to the heart of your restaurant. For instance, if you’re a steakhouse, don’t stray away from serving what your restaurant is known for. Every diner is not going to want “holiday” food, so offer specific dishes from your traditional menu.

Plan to transform your restaurant using holiday décor: Remember, diners are opting to spend their holiday in your establishment; add festive, seasonal touches to your dining room. Holiday music, fall colors, gourds, wreath arrangements, smells of cinnamon and apple spice, are just a few ideas that will bring “home” to your restaurant. 

Assess and plan to order more inventory than usual: Take notice of your historical holiday dining data and forecast the amount of inventory necessary to feed all of your diners. Think about the dishes that have sold well in years past, and carefully plan for new dishes you’ll be offering. While food waste is not ideal, you don’t want the issue of running out of food items, especially if your diners are requesting them.

Use free services like Foodservice Promos to find and download money-saving rebates to keep your holiday costs to a minimum. Just create an account and start downloading.  

Prepare for the rush: Your staff is key to making the machine run smoothly. Without them, you might as well close for the day. Make sure you have enough staff on deck to handle the increase in dining guests. Again, consult your historical data and schedule staff based on your findings. Resist the temptation to overstaff, and be sure not to understaff.

Additionally, keep your staff happy. Employee appreciation is a must all year long, but it’s particularly important during the busiest time of year – the holidays, to ensure good customer service. Perhaps offer monetary incentives, gift cards, or even host an employee holiday party, either before or after the holiday rush.

Bonus – Offer a Thanksgiving promotion: Add value to your promotion instead of offering discounts. Meaning, offer a free glass of wine or champagne with the purchase of dessert; offer a 2 for 1 dessert special; or even a free dessert with the purchase of a bottle of wine or champagne.  

Customers will be extra alert when it comes to mistakes, so it’s important to take the time to plan and carefully execute the plan to ensure your customers’ holiday is a holiday that you’d want.

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

President Brie Wheel Plain 1kg 72DPIThe holiday season is thee, or at least one of the busiest times of year for restaurants and bars.

From Halloween in October to New Year’s day, both holidays present a great opportunity to increase your bottom line through the promotion of menu specials such as dessert cheeses and holiday-inspired drinks, and utilizing your space for company holiday parties and gatherings.

Holiday parties offer major benefits, including but not limited to, attracting new customers, catering to existing clientele, building relationships with local businesses, and providing an opportunity to experiment with your menu. Remember that this is the season for autumn flavors and fall harvest produce.

You can’t go wrong with seasonal soups and stews stocked with hearty fall root veggies such as carrots, parsnips, turnips and potatoes. Don’t forget the earthy autumn spices we all crave – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.

Soups, stews, chilis, and casseroles are great to have on your menu, but not suitable for holiday parties; people at parties are likely moving around. They’re looking for appetizers and finger-foods - something they can eat while moving around, like tarts, bites, pies, and croquettes. Also, cheese plates are huge!

According to IRI (latest 52 weeks ending Oct. 30, 2016), Brie exhibited a strong seasonal sales increase during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

A great example is Président Brie’s Autumn Cheese platewhere corporate chef, Warren Katz paired Président Triple Crème Brie with Mushroom Ragout. Chef Katz said, “A classic pairing with mushrooms is cream. Nothing is more creamy than our Président Triple Crème Brie.”

Now that you have a few ideas for your menu, it’s time to make moves to increase foot traffic and promote your venue space as the place to be this holiday season.

Here are a few actionable tips to keep your venue filled throughout the holidays.

  • Start advertising early. Halloween is here, but now is the time to start promoting events,
  • Offer special catering services. Besides company parties, there are several types of celebrations taking place during this time of year, including engagements, weddings, baby showers, and family gatherings.
  • Offer and promote the purchase of gift cards to your establishment.
  • Throw and promote a holiday party for your restaurant. This will create buzz and afford diners, existing and potential, the perfect opportunity to get an up close and personal look at your venue, meet your staff, try menu items, and sample beverages.

If you’re interested in adding cheese plates to your holiday menu, head over to FoodservicePromos.com (login or create a FREE account) and download the money-saving Président Brie rebate. Save $4 on every case - up to $500! – on the #1 brand of Brie in France and the U.S.

This OFFER ENDS December 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by January 31, 2018).

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

King and Prince, and Foodservice Promos are celebrating seafood during the entire month of October! 

Aside from those looking for protein alternatives, many people simply love seafood, whether fish, oysters, or crab. It’s deliciously healthy, versatile, and a great addition to any menu. 

Furthermore, adding seafood items to your offerings can add a new dimension to your guests’ dining experience, attract new diners, as well as boost IMG 5648 Edit 1192x542profits. 

If you’re ready to “spruce” up your menu, there’s no better time than now to head over to FoodServicePromos.com and download two fantastic King and Prince rebate offers - both worth up to $500. 

The first rebate, specifically in celebration of National Seafood Month, will save you up to $500 on a variety of seafood items, including fish, shrimp, crab cakes, calamari, and Mrs. Friday's® items. This rebate ends November 15, 2017 (must be postmarked by December 15, 2017). 

The second rebate will save you up to $500 on the original Mrs. Friday's® Krabbycakes® - a succulent blend of premium crab cakes, real butter, fresh cream, and real snow crab. Krabbycakes® lend to a variety of creative menu ideas, such as Krabbycake® Grilled Cheese, Krabby Waffle Benedict, and Fried Krabbycakes® Skewers. This rebate ends December 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by January 31, 2018). 

To take advantage of these valuable offers, log into your Foodservice Promos account at FoodservicePromos.com (or sign up for FREE) to access the downloads. 

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

Krabbycakes Junior Mrs Fridays 057983 1192x542In celebration of National Seafood Month, October is a time to shine the spotlight on sustainable fisheries, their economic benefits, and the health benefits offered by eating a diet rich in seafood. 

The U.S. has some of the largest, most sustainably managed fisheries in the world, and we’re the global leaders in sustainable seafood.

There is no doubt that our fisheries provide recreation for our costal communities, but they are also big business. 

Our economy, as well as recreational and small-scale tribal fishermen, and large-scale vessels depend on our fish supply to make a living. According to Fishwatch.gov, as of 2015, fisheries contributed $208 billion to the U.S. economy and supported 1.6 million jobs. 

On another note, when it comes to our diet, seafood provides a wealth of nutrients. Not only is seafood a source of high-quality protein, it’s rich in vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s low in saturated fats. All which play a role in brain development, cardiovascular and immune health, and the development of strong bones. 

Now that you have a short background of the “protein of the sea”, what are you waiting for? October - National Seafood Month - is here! It’s time to add a few seafood selections to your menu or tweak your current menu to offer new entrees. 

Head over to FoodservicePromos.com and grab our latest King & Prince rebate. 

Save up to $500 on the original Mrs. Friday’s Krabbycakes®, crafted with a blend of of real snow crab meat, fresh cream, real butter, seasonings and premium seafood. Whether baked or fried, Krabbycakes® are sure to be a great addition to your menu. 

To take advantage of this valuable offer, log into your Foodservice Promos account at FoodservicePromos.com (or sign up for FREE) to access the download. 

This OFFER ENDS December 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by January 31, 2018).

To stay up-to-date on our latest rebates, special offers, and blog posts, subscribe to our newsletter and remember to add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks.

 

FSPheaderFacebook2Are you an independent commercial or non-commercial foodservice operator? Do you oversee the purchase of food and food-related products for your own business or for an employer? Do you use or are you interested in having access to quality manufacturer rebates that will save you time and money on your next purchases (and all future purchases)?

If you answered “YES” to any or all of the questions above, you need to head over to FoodservicePromos.com (FSP) and create a FREE account! Yes, we said, “NEED”.

FSP is your FREE, one-stop shop foodservice promotion resource, providing the best deals across the foodservice spectrum - from the front of the house to the back of the house. FSP understands convenience and the importance of saving time and money; your bottom line depends on it.

A 2014 study by Technomic stated the following:

  • 87% of operators want more promotions that reduce product costs
  • 77% favor cash discounts
  • Most operators want minimal paperwork and immediacy of promotion allowance

FSP prides itself on meeting said criteria, and more.

Operators can: 1) find and download 100+ valuable foodservice promotions, at any one time, from major manufacturers and suppliers; 2) search promotions by menu category or manufacturer; 3) receive regular email updates of the latest promotions in our system; 4) enjoy easy online redemption for ‘Featured’ promotions; and 5) appreciate ease of use (simply download the rebate form and follow the rebate instructions).

Additionally, FSP works with distributors and brokers to help find and provide the best value on the products operators need.

Don’t wait another minute; FoodservicePromos.com is absolutely FREE! Create an account and log in whenever you want to take advantage of the hottest promotions in foodservice. Better yet, add FoodservicePromos.com to your bookmarks!

Friday, 08 September 2017 08:59

Foodservice Promos & Fall Harvest

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 vegetable basket harvest gardenMost of you have probably noticed - summer fruits and vegetables are slowly disappearing.

Along with the disappearance of “hot temp” produce like strawberries, cherries, zucchini, summer squash, and watermelon, are summer temperatures. 

This may sadden some, but look on the bright side, autumn is here. You know what that means - mild temperatures, which create the perfect growing conditions for fall vegetables. 

It’s time to consider menu changes, and start implementing all of those hearty vegetables, such as parsnips, gourds, swiss chard, and sweet potatoes, as well as colorful fruits like pears, kumquats, apples, and pomegranates. 

As colder temps descend on us, diners will yearn for comfort foods - soups, chilis, stews, lasagnas, pot pies, and mac & cheese, risotto, and grilled cheese varieties. All packed with nature’s autumn gifts. 

If you’re preparing to revamp your menu, and stock up on inventory, you’ve come to the right place. Foodservice Promos is your one-stop shop for (FREE) valuable, foodservice rebates. 

Whether you need baked goods and seafood to accompany your fall menu, or tabletop equipment and supplies, Foodservice Promos has you covered. 

Login to your account or create a FREE account at  FoodservicePromos.com and begin downloading money-saving rebates.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:44

The Food Bowl Trend, Will It Ever End?

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noodle 2509040 1920Food bowls have been around for quite sometime. Think soups, salads, breakfast cereals, and desserts - everyday American food. But, a change took place in late 2015 into 2016. 

Now in 2017, “bowls” aka “Buddha Bowls”, are a super trend with no end in sight. 

From domestic kitchens and food trucks to fast casual and fine-dining restaurants, there has been rapid adoption of bowls. This is possibly due to a few factors - unlimited customization possibilities, versatility, portability, and the ability for operators to leverage bowls as healthy alternatives. 

Bowls are typically loaded with tons of leafy greens; a variety of root and cruciferous veggies, peppers, and fruits; specialty grains, pastas, noodles, and beans; 

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proteins such as, chicken, beef, seafood, tofu; cheeses, nuts, seeds; accompanying sauces and condiments, and whatever else consumers can think of. 

King & Prince has their finger on the pulse, offering a very valuable rebate. Save up to $500 on seafood products that will add life to your establishment’s bowl offerings, or your menu in general.  

To take advantage of this offer, visit FoodservicePromos.com and login into your account (or sign up for FREE) to access the download.

This OFFER ENDS August 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by September 30, 2017).

Lobster Sensations Seasoned 004600Seafood continues to take center stage, along with small plates. It may be said that the days of huge plates and giant cuts of steak are over.

People are more health conscious than ever before, which means they are searching for the seafood section on your menu, as well as your small plate options.

Liven up your menu offerings with versatility. Choose seasonal seafood, and varieties that can be grilled, baked, fried, broiled, or consumed raw. Then, let the creativity begin.

We, FoodservicePromos and King & Prince have teamed up to bring you a delightful offer to help transform your menu and convert your customers into seafood lovers.

Save up to $500 with King & Prince’s Sensations® Food Truck rebate offer. Made with quality ingredients and natural flavors, King & Prince’s products will inspire you to long-lasting favorites.

To take advantage of this offer, visit FoodservicePromos.com and login into your account (or sign up for FREE) to access the download.

This offer ends August 31, 2017 (must be postmarked by September 30, 2017).