When it comes to crafting a successful carryout and delivery menu, consider ways to keep hot ingredients hot, cold ingredients cold and crispy ingredients crispy. And be sure to offer add-ons and other revenue boosters that create a more complete meal experience. The Conagra Foodservice culinary team is here with some tips to get you started!
Serve safely. Portion out individual servings of ketchup into disposable containers using our Hunt’s® 3-gallon bag-in-box or 1.5-gallon dispenser pouch and sanitize the dispenser frequently. Download our “Safe Condiment Serving Guide” for even more tips!
Avoid soggy sandwiches. Include condiments like Hunt’s® 100% Natural Ketchup and Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard as individually portioned ramekins or portion control packets so that customers can top their burgers and sandwiches as desired.
Bottles on the go. If you’re serving family meal deals, offer tabletop-sized bottles of Hunt’s® and Gulden’s® for an upcharge.
Pay attention to texture. Follow recommended prep instructions to give Gardein® Beefless Tips the ideal meat-like texture that holds well for takeout and delivery. Cook from frozen on a flattop griddle or sauté until internal temperature of 165ºF is reached; hold for up to 10 minutes at 165ºF before serving.
Layers of flavor. Maximize eye appeal and perceived value by layering your featured protein at the top of grain and noodle bowls. Packaging all other toppings separately in disposable containers to maintain their texture.
Take, make and bake. A customizable “build-at-home” pizza bar provides a fun experiential element along with a delicious meal. Offer the option of an Udi’s® Gluten Free Pizza Crust and Gardein® Italian Pizza Crumble to accommodate customers with dietary restrictions.
Stacking the packs. For maximum ease of assembly and cleanliness, use stackable packaging options for Angela Mia® Fully Prepared Pizza Sauce, cheese and other customizable pizza toppings.
Think curated pairings. Offer specific flavors of individually packaged Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP® as pairings or side options with your operation’s signature sandwiches. For example, our Sea Salt Popcorn serves as a tasty complement to classic burgers and a fun alternative to fries.
Incentivize a bundle. An assortment of single serve packs of our popular snack offerings—such as DAVID® Original Sunflower Seeds, Glutino® Gluten-Free Pretzel Twists and Duke’s® Chipotle BBQ Beef Brisket Strips—makes for a fun add-on option to any takeout or delivery order.