Do you know what two sauces have gained the most in menu mentions over the past four years*? It’s ketchup and sriracha sauce. Historians say that ketchup was first created 210 years ago and sriracha 42 years ago. So, why have are these two condiments at the top today?
The top three trending sauces in foodservice are familiar, with ketchup, sriracha and hot sauce scoring double-digit growth since 2018*.
Customization and comfort have maintained their new-found growth in menu mentions. From spicy ketchup to sriracha aioli, operators have crafted their own versions of these two universally loved flavors by consumers as we weathered the disquieting days of the pandemic.
Here’s a great example.
Miso offers an upscale experience with a symphony of flavor notes for seafood and other proteins. Prep of the sauce is made easy by choosing this simple recipe featuring CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce.
The CHA! Miso Soy Glaze is ideal for the growing demand of extra nutritional benefits with seafood on menus. By combining CHA! with ponzu sauce, red miso and honey, you can craft a unique Asian-forward flavor for any finfish or shrimp. Consumer purchases of fresh fish at supermarkets rose 27%** over the past year and smart operators are adding new spices to maintain excitement.
With only four ingredients, you can prepare up to 40 servings in 10 minutes or less. It’s one of a growing number of recipes that are part of our Simple As recipes to assist foodservice directors reduce time and labor while wowing guests with something unique.
Our CHA! Miso-Soy Glaze is just one of many ways CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce can be customized for a signature flavor, much like commercial operators have been doing for their post-pandemic menus.
Operators are counting on the sweet heat of sriracha sauce in a variety of menu applications.
Texas Pete® is a top provider of sriracha sauce available in ½ gallons, plastic squeeze bottles and PC packets. CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce is deliciously versatile and the company’s test kitchen continues to innovate quick and easy menu applications.
Texas Pete® offers rebates of up to $500 on CHA! and other sauces through its loyalty program. Learn more now.
*Datassential, May 2022