Queso Fundido Recipe

Can your guests resist a Mexican dish that translates to “molten cheese?” We didn’t think so. This season, kick off game days with Queso Fundido featuring versatile Bongards Jalapeño American Loaf and Monterey Jack/Cheddar Shreds mixed with fire-roasted poblano peppers, zesty chorizo sausage, chopped onion and fresh cilantro—all melted into a kickin’ concoction that makes…

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Sandwich

As build-your-own concepts flourish in commercial foodservice environments—with sales growing 22% on average in 2014*—why not freshen up your lunchtime sandwich offering with a build-your-own sandwich bar? Here are several ideas to maximize student participation while meeting nutrition guidelines. Diversify your carriers – Break free of regular sandwich bread and give students more options, such…

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Beyond The Blandwich: Healthier Doesn't Need To Mean Boring

For students, lunch is a time to cut loose and chow down. But for school foodservice operators, it’s your chance to get kids refueled for another half-day of learning. The best way to do this? Healthy foods—parents’ favorites, but not students’ first choice. The good news is that healthy doesn’t need to mean boring. Take…

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Sausage Rapini and Tomato Pizza Recipe

This mouthwatering creation begins with Bongards Natural Mozzarella/Provolone Feather Shreds but doesn’t stop there. Sausage, rapini, basil, chiles and cherry tomatoes come together in a fervor of flavor, so every slice is teeming with cheesy goodness, vibrant colors and classic Italian tastes. Served by the slice or the pie, this is the pizza to bake…

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Consumers Look to Subtract Food Additives

For 40% of consumers, the presence of additives in food is a growing concern, according to the June 2015 Consumer Food Trends Report from Technomic. They’re not only looking for wholesome nutrition and great flavor, but they also want it to come as naturally as possible. Operators know this, too. Recent Technomic research indicates that…

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Spicy Italian Meatball Burger Recipe

Featuring Bongards Mozzarella Slices Italian is on the menu tonight—but burgers are taking center stage! On a toasted rosemary focaccia bun, add a patty crafted from a ground beef or pork-Italian sausage blend seasoned with chopped basil, and a melted slice or two of creamy Bongards Mozzarella Cheese. Finally, pour on a generous portion of house-made…

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Ingredient Integrity & What It Means For Your Menu

More than half of all Americans pay attention to the ingredient lists of their food, according to a study by the International Food Information Council Foundation. It’s a growing trend, as maintaining and improving health has taken a more central role in daily life. This sea change has produced a more knowledgeable and active food…

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Seafood Mac & Cheese Recipe

There are certain iconic menu items that are held sacred because of the sense of nostalgia they invoke. As trends rise and fall, these staples endure. Now, there’s a revival of sorts happening for classic dishes. For operators, the question has become how to breathe new life into these traditional dishes to create updated and…

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Street Side Goes Inside

C-Stores Leverage Food Truck Trends Street food is one of today’s breakout trends. All over the country, pop-up shops and food truck vendors are dreaming up and dishing out innovative fusion cuisine. And now we’re seeing that the popularity of street food is heading off the street and jetting into more traditional commercial foodservice establishments.…

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Tricked-Out Pizza: Become a Pizza Destination With Big By-The-Slice Flavor

As Big Pizza thrives and emerging chains gain popularity, C-store operators must flex their culinary creativity to stand out. The secret? Breaking the C-store visitors’ expectations with exciting and unconventional tastes, served by the slice. Tap these insights from the 2015 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report to align your slices with customer preferences. Inspired…

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