After a year marked by rapid and unprecedented change, it’s no surprise that an appreciation for simplicity has taken hold in 2021. For foodservice operators, that means streamlining operations, improving efficiency and making an impact with a thoughtfully curated menu.


Simplification strategies extend across all areas of operations, from adoption of ordering/payment technology to increased versatility of menu items that work for dine-in and delivery. Managing labor is critical across the board, which is why operators plan to adopt smaller, more focused menus with items that are easier to prepare.1


Conagra offers solutions to help operators thrive in this new environment, whether it’s a simple ingredient swap to create a plant-based version of your signature burger, or heat-and-serve breakfast favorites to minimize waste. Read on for rebates, menu ideas and insights from our team, created for you—the modern operator.

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CHOOSE YOUR PATH TO WAFFLE CREATIVITY

 

 

Are you ready to waffle? Discover innovative ways to use Krusteaz® waffles across dayparts with our unique recipe infographic. You’ll see how our heat-and-serve waffles save time and labor while learning how other products in the Conagra Foodservice portfolio can help you create menu solutions for dine-in, carryout and delivery. 

  

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Now that you’re ready to innovate with Krusteaz® waffles, it’s time to sweeten the deal with exclusive savings on Swiss Miss® and Reddi-wip®. Our hot cocoa mixes and whipped toppings enliven a range of sweet breakfast and brunch entrées, beverages and desserts. Save $5 per case, today! 

  

FREE DOWNLOAD: LABOR-SAVING RECIPE GUIDE

Thoughtfully curated menus are essential for navigating today’s foodservice challenges. In this digital guide you’ll find time- and labor-saving recipes that can help streamline your operations and improve efficiency.

  

FEATURED RECIPE: BRUNCH BORDER DELIGHT

Burgers meet breakfast in this signature dish featuring a Gardein® Ultimate Plant-Based Burger and Krusteaz® Square Buttermilk Flat Bottom Waffles. Get inspired with versatile products that can truly be used across your menu.

3 BIG THEMES FOR MODERN OPERATORS

MENU SIMPLIFICATION

Even though many operators streamlined their menus out of necessity, consumers are resistant to this being a permanent change; only 21% say they want operators to do so.3 It’s essential to use products that work across dayparts or areas of the menu to keep offerings interesting without adding complexity. Innovation comes easy when you make the most of versatile ingredients.

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LABOR

Though industry sales are starting to rebound, the struggle to hire employees back is a major pain point. But there’s some good news: consumers understand the difficulty operators face in attracting and retaining talent. A recent Datassential survey revealed that 43% of consumers could accept slightly higher menu prices to enable a fully staffed restaurant amidst a labor shortage.5

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ON- AND OFF-PREMISES

When polled in mid-May, 42% of consumers had eaten inside of a restaurant dining room in the last two weeks.7 However, carryout and delivery are still critical revenue streams, with 60% of restaurant traffic at that time attributable to to-go orders, drive thru and delivery.8 Menu items with the flexibility to be offered for dine-in, delivery, carryout or meal kits are essential.

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Versatile products that can be utilized across dayparts will make a world of difference on your menu. Strengthen your business with the brands your guests know and love, from a trusted foodservice supplier.