With Father’s Day around the corner, it may be time to revamp your limited time offerings to something pops will enjoy. According to National Restaurant Association, Father’s Day is the third most dined out day of the year with 67 percent of celebrants choosing to dine out at dinner.
Intrigue new and old guests with limited time offers that bring in new flavors, various options, and good deals. With offerings like these, you will be sure to draw in the fathers day crowd.
Cocktails and Spice
According to a survey by NPD, three factors that influence LTO purchase decisions include likeable ingredients, delicious looks and menu items that sound good. Deliver over the top drinks as limited time offers to offer beverages they cant resist. Need inspiration? Bring on the savory drinks with Mr and Mrs T’s Surf n’ Turf Bloody Mary in dads’ well deserved cocktails or for the dads with a sweet tooth, a Miami Vice. Using recipes like these, you are providing dads with the drink or two, they deserve.
Meat and Meatless Alternatives
Men eat 57 percent more meat compared to women. With that being the case, bring on the meat with products like Tyson Steak Eze or Red Label Chicken. The possibilities are endless with these meats serving as a base. Introduce a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza with Tyson Steak Eze or a crispy chicken Greek hoagie with the variety of cuts available in their Red Label chicken. Did you know Dining Alliance members can get access to exclusive pricing on products from manufacturers like Tyson, Conagra, and more? Learn more here.
Don’t leave the non-meat eaters in the dust! Did you know meat alternative sales have soared 268% from 2018 to 2019? Meat alternatives can be just as exciting and tasty as a double bacon quarter pounder burger. Try out this Beyond Nacho Burger or this Truffle Mac and Cheese Beyond Burger.
Now that you have mouthwatering main courses, don’t forget about the sides! A side dish can be just as exciting as the main course. Make mouths water with loaded mashed cauliflower made with Slim Jim® Hickory Smoked Bacon Jerky and Baked Black Beans made with Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard.
Eat in Season
Seasonal and healthy eating has been trending with diners for a while now. More than one in three U.S. consumers are following a specific diet or eating pattern, so now is the time to take advantage of fruits and vegetables, and to use the finest ones at the finest time. Take your LTO to local heights by featuring produce that’s already in season like strawberries, cucumbers, and blueberries.
Price it Right
Other than a great meal, what else do all dads love? Saving money. Commodity pricing plays an important factor in limited time offers and treating your guests to great deals. Pay attention to current commodity pricing on things like cheese and other kitchen staples that are key to both menu item all-stars and less popular dishes. To stay up to date on commodity pricing and trends, call your distributor or check out our “The Dish Market Report” updated weekly to learn about current movements in the seafood, meat, produce, dairy, grain, and fuel markets.
With mouthwatering LTOs, from cocktails to food, Father’s Day will be a sure success. Go above and beyond by crafting your menu to appeal to people of many diets. Don’t forget to also promote great deals by staying up to date on commodity pricing for these limited time offers. Father’s Day is the time to introduce big flavor and big savings in your operation.