Author Archives: Eric

Making Condiments Count (And Butter, Too!)

Condiments offer comforting familiarity with the potential to carry huge flavor impact. Things like pesto mayo, though, are not enough. We even need to peer around the corner beyond Sriracha-spiked ketchup. What’s next? So what is the secret sauce in craveability? At Butterball® Farms, we can easily translate these trends to our butter and our own […]

6 Foodservice Trends That Can Drive Growth

Forward-thinking operators know the importance of understanding foodservice trends. But the real value — the point where information and profitability intersect — is the ability to leverage the intelligence to make a difference in sales. Value Plus: Customers want meals that provide a good value, and 58% of people say that value is an important […]

Minding the Menu

Mouthwatering food descriptions are often used to entice customers, but how do those descriptors affect sales and customer satisfaction? For instance, when you hear, “Buttery bliss in every bite” or “our butter can be spicy, smoky, exotic, and sophisticated; you imagine it, we can make it” doesn’t that make your mouth water and dare you […]

BURGER TRENDS 2017

The ever-popular burger continues to be rethought and re-evaluated into something new, creative, and different—bringing diners back for more. For consumers looking to get out of the daily grind, there are a growing number of non-commodity ground beef and hamburger products in today’s market.  These new menu items whet the appetite for the perennially popular burger, […]

Six Millennial Flavor to Watch

Young consumers raised in an era when global connectivity is the norm are seeking out bold and exotic flavors from the myriad cuisines of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a generation that takes snacking very seriously, millennials are finding that handheld treats provide a perfect vehicle for sampling these regional flavors and sharing […]

Eight Consumer Trends Taking Flight in 2017

Eating with their eyes. The majority of Americans (60%) browse food photos on social media, and of those patrons, 75% have chosen a restaurant based on those photos they’ve seen. Carbs. Cholesterol. While the definition of better-for-you continues to shift, consumers are seeking out food low in these three attributes more than ever. Baby boomers […]

20 Flavors Poised to Pop

What will be the breakout flavors and ingredients of 2017—the ones that can help power an LTO to the top of the sales charts and assist operators shape craveable menus? What’s healthy now? The majority of consumers aim to balance health with indulgence, according to Technomic’s Healthy Consumer Trend Report. So menus are calling out […]

Super Loaded Bacon Pepper Jack Fries

Here in the #ButterLab, we are all about testing new products and inventing new ways of applying the old. We have several amazing butters that we’ve wanted to test, showcasing the diversity beyond the label. Last week, we took our Bacon Pepper Jack Burger Butters™ dollops from Creekside Creamery™, and created some of the best […]

Did Someone Say Peach Pie?

Have we got a Peach Pie for you!  Churn84™ Unsalted Butter makes the best Peach Pie you’ll ever taste.  From the flaky, buttery crust, to Summer’s bounty of ripe peaches baked to juicy perfection, this Peach Pie is a party for the palate. Because of the high butter fat content in European-style Churn84™ (84% compared […]

Lemon Dill Tuna Melt

When you work for the best butter company in America, what do you do on a Friday afternoon during late Summer? Why, experiment with compound butter in the #butterlab, of course! Our goal:  to create a delicious dish with our Creekside Creamery™ Lemon Dill Chef’s Roll that is simple to prepare and tantalizes the taste […]