Consumer demand for plant-based dishes
Plant-based has been one of the fastest-growing trends in foodservice for the past several years. Omnivores and flexitarians have been driving sales growth, which started with plant-based burgers but has moved beyond the bun. Now, menus are rapidly expanding to include plant-based sausages, pizza toppings, chicken, ground beef, and chorizo.
Consumers appear to desire plant-based meats that replicate the sensory experience of animal alternatives. These plant-based options often have higher sales velocity than traditional veggie-centric meat alternatives.
Adding plant-based meat, egg, and dairy products to the menu has helped restaurant brands attract new consumers, increase check averages, eliminate veto votes in group dining occasions, and appeal to younger consumers. Plant-based proteins offer a platform for culinary creativity, as chefs can retrofit existing dishes, create new menu items, and work with a versatile new set of ingredients.
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Foodservice solutions for alternative proteins
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