Get Fresh With Grapes: The New Chain Reaction
A restaurant meal offers freedom from kitchen duty and more choices about what to eat. Today more people are eating out on a regular basis - the “everyday” diners – making simple, affordable meals all the more important, and better-for-you options critical. Distinguish your menu with Grapes from California – as a fresh healthy side option or as a signature ingredient in salads, sandwiches, entrees and beverages.
Serve ‘Em Up: Fresh Grapes from California
- Grapes are comfort food – they deliver a juicy burst of flavor, are always ripe when they come to market, and they’re just simply beautiful.
- Grapes are healthy – a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols (See Health and Nutrition). Offer them as a fresh side on your menu, and add them to your salad bar for an instant fresh and healthy choice.
- Grapes are the easy upgrade to any dish – chicken salad with grapes is simply better – and more special than one without. That goes for salads of all kinds, and sauces and toppings, such as fresh grape salsas or relish, for center of the plate items too.
- Grapes from California are America’s local grapes – California produces 99 percent of the commercially grown grapes in the U.S. No matter what states your units reside in, if they are buying California grapes, they’re buying local.
- Grapes are hip – grapes in salads with goat and blue cheese, roasted grapes, grapes in sauces, grape-studded focaccia – these items are all the rage in fine dining (See Fine Dining and 21 Ways) and are finding their way into chain menus, too.
- Ethnic dishes evolve, too – grapes provide a sweet-acid balance that complements an array of global flavors.
We'd Love to Help You Get Your Grape On
We have an array of resources available to help you implement grapes on your menu, including menu promotion assistance for new introductions and special offers, and menu development services. Contact us and we’ll show you easy ways to add fresh grapes to your menu.
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Do you already have a great recipe featuring grapes that you serve at your restaurants? Or perhaps you already use grapes on your Kid’s Menu or elsewhere. We’d love to hear about it! Contact us.