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From Simple to Stupendous: Foodservice Innovation At It's Finest

Scott Fadden
Scott Fadden | June 15, 2016

Hamburgers and hot dogs get two thumbs up from customers during the summer months. But how do you take two basic items in the foodservice arena and dress them up to give them even more sizzle? Check out these innovative approaches to help you increase your profits!Foodservice Surf & Turf Burger

 SURF & TURF BURGER

1 each Valley Meats Ultimate Burger – 3x1 (913700)

1 each Rotella’s Butter Brioche Bun – 4.25 in (907250)

3-5 each Aqua Star Tail-Off Peeled & Deveined Shrimp 16-20 ct (924410)

As needed McCormick Cajun Seasoning (472171)

1 oz C.H. Robinson Shredded Lettuce – 1/4 in (360700)

2 each Bix Tomato Slices (348109)

1 oz Ventura Classic Gourmet® Select Tartar Sauce (630060)

1. Season burger with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook.

2. Toast bun.

3. Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning. Sauté.

4. Build burger with ingredients.

5. Serve with Lamb Weston House Cuts® Skin-On Lattice Chips (953270) – 3 oz – seasoned with favorite seasoning – such as garlic salt, black pepper and grated parmesan!

COST: $3.84  |  SELL AT: $11.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $8.15 


Foodservice Mixed Olive & Swiss Burger

MIXED OLIVE & SWISS BURGER

1 each Valley Meats Ultimate Burger – 3x1 (913700)

As needed McCormick Grill Mates® Montreal Steak® Seasoning (471181)

1 each Rotella’s Kaiser Cornmeal Topped Bun 4 in (986010)

1 oz Sliced Ripe Olives (611570)

1 oz Sliced Green Olives (611580)

1 each Swiss Cheese Slice (901880)

1 each C.H. Robinson Green Leaf Lettuce Fillet (360670)

1 each Bix Tomato Slice (348109)

1. Season burger with Montreal seasoning. Cook.

2. Toast bun.

3. Sauté olives.

4. Build burger with ingredients.

5. Serve with Lamb Weston LW Private Reserve® Steak House Fries (960900) – 5 oz – seasoned with favorite seasoning – such as McCormick Lawry’s® Salt-Free All Purpose Recipe Blend Seasoning (472751)!

COST: $2.58  |  SELL AT: $8.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $6.41 


Foodservice Californian Burger

CALIFORNIAN BURGER

1 each Valley Meats Ultimate Burger – 3x1 (913700)

1 each Rotella’s Butter Brioche Bun – 4.25 in (907250)

2-3 each Roland Quartered Artichoke Hearts (601340)

4-5 strips Roland Fire Roasted Red Peppers (610450)

6-8 each Bix Baby Spinach Leaves (361175)

2 oz Garlic Herb Cream Cheese (see recipe)

GARLIC HERB CREAM CHEESE: YIELD: 8

1 lb Cream Cheese (903710)

2 Tbsp McCormick Lawry’s® Salt-Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning (475601)


1. Season burger with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook.

2. Toast bun.

3. Sauté artichokes and red peppers.

4. Mix Garlic Herb Cream Cheese ingredients together.

5. Build burger with ingredients.

6. Serve with Heinz Chef Francisco® Parmesan Kale & Seared Italian Sausage Soup (951490) – 6 oz.

COST: $3.94  |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.05 


Foodservice King Burger

KING BURGER (WATCH THE VIDEO HERE)

1 each Valley Meats Ultimate Burger – 3x1 (913700)

1 each Rotella’s Butter Brioche Bun – 4.25 in (907250)

1-1/2 oz Hormel Skippy® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (462320)

1/2 each Wholesale Dole® Banana (375240), peeled, sliced in half

2 each Smithfield Farmland Platinum Log Smoked Bacon Slices – 14/18 (929150), cooked, cut in half

1. Season burger with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook.

2. Toast bun.

3. Build burger with ingredients.

4. Serve with Lamb Weston Sweet Things® Sweet Potato Platter Fries® (961598) – 5 oz – and side of warmed Lyons Caramel Designer Dessert Sauce (771360) – 1-1/2 oz.

COST: $3.54  |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.45 


Foodservice Crabby Hotdog

CRABBY DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

As needed McCormick Celery Salt (472191)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

1 oz Capital City Green Pepper (361261) 

1 oz Capital City Red Pepper (361251)

1 oz Fish Guys Crab Meat (368700)

1-1/2 oz Onion Dill Mayo (see recipe)

ONION DILL MAYO: YIELD 10

16 oz Ventura Classic Gourmet® Select Extra Heavy Mayonnaise (631390)

1 Tbsp Lassonde Ruby Kist® Lemon Juice (733070)

4 oz Capital City Medium Yellow Onion (361077), minced

4 tsp McCormick Dill Weed (472301)

1. Butterfly hot dog; grill and season with celery salt.

2. Toast bun.

3. Julienne peppers; sauté.

4. Heat crab meat.

5. Mix Onion Dill Mayo ingredients together.

6. Build hot dog with ingredients, except Onion Dill Mayo.

7. Serve with Lamb Weston Stealth Fries® Shoestrings (960540) 

– 5 oz – seasoned with favorite seasoning – such as McCormick Old Bay® Seasoning (473001)! 

8. Serve with Onion Dill Mayo.

COST: $2.80  |  SELL AT: $8.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $6.19 


Foodservice South of the Border Hotdog

SOUTH OF THE BORDER DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

1/4 cup ConAgra Libby’s® Chili Con Carne Without Beans (550490)

1 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese (900868)

6 slices Capital City Jalapeño Pepper (361280)

1 oz Capital City Medium Yellow Onion (361077), diced

3 oz Catallia Tri-Cut Corn Tortilla Chips (953380), fried

As needed McCormick Sriracha Seasoning (475771)

1. Grill hot dog.

2. Toast bun.

3. Lightly dust fried tortilla chips with sriracha seasoning. Crush 1 oz for hot dog topping. Serve rest on the side.

4. Build hot dog with ingredients.

COST: $1.97  |  SELL AT: $5.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $4.02 


Foodservice Ham It Up Hotdog

HAM IT UP DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

2 each Hillshire Smoked Ham Slices (931290)

1 each Swiss Cheese Slice (901880)

1. Butterfly hot dog; grill.

2. Toast bun.

3. Heat ham.

4. Place grilled, butterflied hot dog in toasted bun. Top with heated ham. Melt cheese over top.

5. Serve with Lamb Weston House Cuts® Skin-On Lattice Chips (953270) – 3 oz – seasoned with
favorite seasoning – such as garlic salt, black pepper and grated parmesan!

COST: $1.98  |  SELL AT: $5.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $4.01 


Foodservice BLT Hotdog

BLT DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

1 each Smithfield Farmland Platinum Log Smoked Bacon Slice – 14/18 (929150), cooked, chopped

1 oz C.H. Robinson Shredded Lettuce – 1/4 in (360700)

2 wedges Capital City Tomato (362012)

1 oz Jalapeño Mustard (see recipe)

JALAPENO MUSTARD: YIELD 8

8 oz Heinz Yellow Mustard (561250)

3 oz Capital City Jalapeño Pepper (361280), finely chopped

3-5 dashes McIlhenny Tabasco® Sauce (560481)

1. Butterfly hot dog; grill.

2. Toast bun.

3. Mix Jalapeño Mustard ingredients together.

4. Build hot dog with ingredients.

5. Serve with Lamb Weston Stealth Fries® Shoestrings (960540) – 5 oz.

COST: $1.95  |  SELL AT: $6.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $5.04


Foodservice Hawaiian Hotdog

HAWAIIAN DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

1 each Hillshire Smoked Ham Slice (931290), julienned

1 each Smithfield Farmland Platinum Log Smoked Bacon Slice – 14/18 (929150), cooked, chopped

2 oz Pineapple Tidbits (753240), drained

1 oz Feather Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (901028)

1. Butterfly hot dog; grill.

2. Toast bun.

3. Place grilled, butterflied hot dog in toasted bun. Top with julienned ham, cooked and chopped bacon and pineapple. Melt cheese over top.

4. Serve with Lamb Weston Sweet Things® Sweet Potato Platter Fries® (961598) – 5 oz.

COST: $2.53  |  SELL AT: $7.59  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $5.06 


Foodservice Reuben Hotdog

REUBEN DOG

1 each Ball Park Beef Hot Dog – 5x1 (974770)

1 each Rotella’s White Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun (991770)

2 oz Seneca Sauerkraut (603200), well-drained/juice squeezed out

1 each Swiss Cheese Slice (901880)

1 oz Ventura Classic Gourmet® Bistro Thousand Island Dressing (630658)

1. Butterfly hot dog; grill.

2. Toast bun.

3. Place grilled, butterflied hot dog in toasted bun. Top with well-drained sauerkraut. Melt cheese over. Drizzle dressing over top.

4. Serve with Lamb Weston House Cuts® Skin-On Lattice Chips (953270) – 3 oz – seasoned with favorite seasoning – such as garlic salt, black pepper and grated parmesan – and one Heinz Kosher Pickle Spear (610110).

COST: $1.94  |  SELL AT: $5.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $4.05 

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