Cool Down This Summer with Kraft Heinz: Unleash Flavour with These Restaurant Menu Ideas!

As the warm summer months roll in, restaurants across Canada are gearing up to offer fresh, vibrant dishes that celebrate the season. This summer, elevate your menu with the rich, tangy flavours of Kraft Heinz products. With fantastic salad dressing and mayonnaise options available from Wholesale Club, in sizes both big and small (for in-store and takeout convenience, of course!), these essentials will make your salads and sandwiches the talk of the town.

Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Salads and Sandwiches

Summer is synonymous with light, refreshing meals that are easy to enjoy in the heat. Customers crave dishes that are both satisfying and revitalizing, making salads and sandwiches the go-to choices. These meals not only align with the seasonal desire for lighter fare but also offer endless opportunities for creative and delicious combinations.

Try out these trending options on your menu this summer and see how your customers come back craving more!

Chicken Sandwiches: The Ultimate Summer Staple

Chicken sandwiches are enjoying a surge in popularity, making them a must-have on any summer menu. Recent trends show a significant increase in chicken sandwich mentions on social media over the past year, with a 15% rise highlighting their growing appeal ​​

To capitalize on this trend, consider incorporating Heinz Mayonnaise into your chicken sandwich offerings. Its smooth, rich texture enhances the flavour of grilled or fried chicken, creating a satisfying and cohesive bite. Picture a grilled chicken sandwich layered with Heinz Mayonnaise, fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and a toasted bun – a perfect combination for a hot summer day!

Fresh and Flavourful Salads

Salads are a quintessential summer dish, offering a light and refreshing option for health-conscious diners. The trend towards fresh, ingredient-driven salads is growing, with a 20% increase in mentions of salads that feature dressings like ranch and caesar over the past year[2]​​.

Kraft Rancher’s Choice dressing is an excellent addition to any salad, providing a creamy, tangy element that complements fresh vegetables. Imagine a vibrant salad with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and a generous drizzle of ranch dressing! And, of course, who could forget the classic Caesar salad made with Kraft Creamy Caesar?

Gourmet Sandwiches with a Twist

What better way to transform the summer classic than with a gourmet twist? With the right ingredients, a simple sandwich can become a memorable dining experience. Heinz Mayonnaise plays a crucial role in elevating these gourmet creations. Its creamy consistency and rich flavour bind ingredients together seamlessly.

For a sophisticated twist, try a ham and cheese sandwich with Heinz Mayonnaise, arugula, and Swiss cheese on a toasted baguette. This combination not only tastes delicious but also presents beautifully, making it an ideal menu item for summer.

Unique and Tangy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a staple side dish for summer barbecues and picnics. However, consumers are looking for new and exciting variations of this classic dish.

Miracle Whip, with its tangy and slightly sweet flavour, is perfect for creating a standout coleslaw. Incorporate fresh ingredients like shredded cabbage, carrots, and red onion, and mix with Miracle Whip for a coleslaw that’s both familiar and intriguingly different​​[3]. This unique take on coleslaw can be served as a side dish or as a topping for pulled pork sandwiches and burgers, adding a zesty crunch.

Avocado Bacon Ranch Salad

Avocado and bacon are trending ingredients that add richness and flavour to any dish. Combining these with Kraft Rancher’s Choice dressing can create a standout salad that’s both nutritious and indulgent. Recent data shows a 25% increase in dishes featuring avocado and bacon[4], highlighting their popularity​​.

Mix crisp greens with avocado slices, crispy bacon, and a generous drizzle of ranch for a dish that’s sure to become a customer favourite. This salad offers a delightful blend of textures and flavours, making it a perfect addition to your summer menu.

Plant-Based Options and Health-Conscious Choices

Today’s consumers are more health-conscious and adventurous with their flavours. Offering plant-based options that pair well with Kraft dressings and Heinz mayonnaise can attract a broader audience.

For example, a plant-based burger topped with Heinz Mayonnaise and fresh vegetables provides a delicious and satisfying meal. Creating dishes that highlight unique flavour combinations, such as a spicy Miracle Whip coleslaw or herb-infused Caesar salads, will keep your menu fresh and exciting[5]​​​​[6].

Promoting lighter, healthier menu items that don’t compromise on taste will appeal to customers looking for both flavour and nutrition.

Make Your Menu Shine with Kraft Heinz and Wholesale Club

Incorporating Kraft dressings and Heinz mayonnaise into your summer offerings will not only enhance your dishes but also attract customers looking for fresh, flavourful meals. These versatile products provide endless possibilities for innovation, allowing you to create dishes that stand out. Savour the season and make your restaurant the go-to destination for unforgettable summer meals with Kraft Heinz. Look for these products in-store or online at Wholesale Club today!

[1] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Sandwiches Trend Spotlight
[2] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Salad Dressings Trend Spotlight
[3] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Mayonnaise Trend Spotlight
[4] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Ranch Salad Dressings Trend Spotlight
[5] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Salad Dressings Trend Spotlight
[6] Tastewise Technologies 2024, Ranch Salad Dressings Trend Spotlight

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