Industry News | June 27, 2013

Summer Flavors Inspire US Foods New Product

US Foods unveiled its new product line featuring seasonal favorites and fresh takes on a summer staple – the sandwich.


Featuring all natural deli meats from Metro Deli, spreads, artisan breads and side dishes, the new product line has everything chefs need to create light summer bites, all American favorites, and everything in between.


Sandwiches have long been an American favorite and they continue to be a top seller, in fact one in five menu orders today is a sandwich,” says Pietro Satriano, chief merchandising officer, US Foods. “Our new product line features high quality, unique ingredients that elevate traditional sandwiches to a new level and set the stage for the next generation of sandwiches that diners today crave.”


Leading the new product lineup are the latest additions to the popular Metro Deli line. The summer product line adds Deep Fried Turkey, Buffalo-Style Chicken, and Uncured Angus Beef Franks to the Metro Deli brand. The Buffalo-Style Chicken Breast features a seasoning rub made from barrel aged chilies, and the Turkey Breast is fried for just minutes in vegetable oil to achieve a southern fried flavor. As with all Metro Deli items, the new products are all natural and made with six ingredients or less.


There was a time when the most respected person in foodservice was the neighborhood butcher, someone you could trust for the best, most flavorful cuts of meat,” Satriano says. “With Metro Deli’s all natural and authentic line of deli meats, anyone can earn that same reputation and build a sandwich masterpiece that keeps diners coming back.”


To accompany the Metro Deli items are new bread additions from the Chef’s Line: Artisan Multi-Grain and French Baguettes and a Poppy Seed and Roasted Onion Bun. The Artisan Multi-Grain Baguette is made with whole grains and seeds and just a touch of honey. The Poppy Seed and Roasted Onion Bun includes sweet roasted onions and chives to bring another level of flavor to hot dogs, sausages, and more.


A new mustard from Rykoff Sexton is also among the new products. The Dark Ale Mustard mixes cracked brown mustard seeds with high quality dark ale and pairs with any sandwich.


Also new this season is the Build-Your-Own Sandwich online tool from US Foods. The unique tool allows chefs to create their own appealing sandwiches from the premium ingredients consumers’ desire while providing useful recipes and product information.

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