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Here’s Why Flavored Butters Are Trending Like Never Before

The smallest details in your dine-in experience helps build your brand loyalty, and profits.

The smallest details in your dine-in experience helps build your brand loyalty, and profits.

The dichotomy between indulgence and healthy has never been as obvious as now. With customers expecting both on the menu one of the surprising finds for a new Technomic report is that real dairy products are up 93% on menu items still trending through the pandemic. Real butter is a natural fat and a better carrier of flavor, meaning more flavor and less worry.

Butterball Farm’s R&D team has been accelerating menu development for decades by pairing the right prepared flavored butters to match the desired flavors of proteins and vegetables for a new menu item. The company innovated pre-portioned flavor dollops to impart any desired flavor that assures consistency, saves time and labor.

The company’s R&D Team approach pairs a sales associate with research and production experts to accelerate customization for chain menu developers. Their insights on pairing flavors have made it renowned for effectiveness in speeding new menu items to market. Contacting a sales team member at Butterball Farms is easy.

The company’s new 2022 Flavor Trends Guide offers insights on how to impart trending flavors easily in the kitchen.

Here’s a quick look at 5 of the trending butter solutions for the year.

1. Mexican Comfort Foods

At the heart of Mexican comfort is rich, spicy goodness customers crave.
At the heart of Mexican comfort is rich, spicy goodness customers crave.

While most chains have reduced their number of new menu item launches, Mexican dish introductions are up by 5%* in just the past three months. Customers missed Classic Mexican foods like quesadillas (on 21.2% of Mexican menus), empanadas (2.8%), and street corn/elote (2.9%) that are at the heart of Latin fare. Butterball Farms R&D Team says these flavored butter pairings are perfect to capture the trend.

Flavor Butter Chart

2. Loaded Fries With A Buttery Twist

Using a flavored butter on an appetizer mainstay is a new twist on a surefire favorite.
Using a flavored butter on an appetizer mainstay is a new twist on a surefire favorite.

There is still room for innovation for the number one comfort food, fries**. Butterball Farms flavored butter dollops can be paired with any type of fry for a desired flavor profile. Just finish off the dollop with a few seconds in a microwave then serve something unique. Here’s a look at the top trending fries with their recommended flavor pairings from the Butterball Farms 2022 Flavor Guide.

Trending Fries

3. Finfish On Menus. An Even Bigger Trend When Flavor Is Involved.

Flavored dollops melt quickly, imparting flavor across grilled finfish with any flavor you choose.
Flavored dollops melt quickly, imparting flavor across grilled finfish with any flavor you choose.

A healthy addition to consumer diets through the pandemic was a dramatic increase in the consumption of finfish because of their high Omega 3s values.  A new Technomic study finds that beyond salmon and tuna, new species on menus are up 175% through the pandemic.

By pairing flavored dollops with the right finfish you can assure consistency, serving after serving and save time in your kitchen. Here are some exceptional pairings for trending finfish.

Finfish Flavor Chart

4. Butter Sauce Innovation For Efficient, Consistent Flavor

Quik-Creations® Butter Sauce Bases are Butterball Farms most versatile products.
Quik-Creations® Butter Sauce Bases are Butterball Farms most versatile products.

Have you ever counted the number of ways a butter sauce is used as the base for multiple menu executions? Butterball Farms has. Its Quik-Creations® premium butter sauces are pre-packaged in 2lb. plastic pouches for quick us in essential sauces for any menu.

A cajun butter sauce can be used on eliminate the time-robbing prep of seafood boils.
A cajun butter sauce can be used on eliminate the time-robbing prep of seafood boils.

One recent innovation within butter sauces is Butterball Farms new seafood boil butter sauces, enabling chains to simply add proteins and vegetable ingredients with the cajun butter sauce for microwaving a traditional favorite in just minutes. 

Prepared butter sauces can be customized for reducing service times for traditional or trending new menu items.
Prepared butter sauces can be customized for reducing service times for traditional or trending new menu items.

Prepacked butter sauces may be the easiest flavor hack of the year for reducing service times and assuring consistency. For a custom butter sauce just for your brand, start a conversation now.

5. Making Your Dining Experience Memorable In 2022

Luring patrons back to a dine-in experience is a profitable ambition. Sharped butters are a small nuance to make the experience memorable.
Luring patrons back to a dine-in experience is a profitable ambition. Sharped butters are a small nuance to make the experience memorable.

Dine-in customers are of significantly greater value than takeout or delivery. Think about the bar business, wine, and dessert sales opportunities alone. That makes the ambiance, service and tabletop offers or heightened importance.

Simple nuance in the use of shaped butters is one easy trick to set your dine-in experience apart from the competition. Butterball Farms has off-the-shelf solutions in shaped butter roses and premium balls of butter that makes it easy to upscale bread service in 2022.