Welcome to the fourth edition of MenuQuest, a newsletter designed to deliver the latest trends and delicious menu ideas. This volume is all about crispy, crave-worthy bacon – the hottest culinary craze in years. Take a look to learn how bacon can help you build a better menu.
Pair crispy bacon with baked macaroni and cheese for a delicious twist on a creamy classic. Yield: 8 servings
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER 1 SERVING: Calories 688; Total Fat 39g; Saturated Fat 22g; Trans. Fat < 1g; Cholesterol 107mg; Sodium 833mg; Total Carbohydrate 55g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Total Sugars 7g; Protein 28g
Over 75% of bacon dishes are entrée menu items, including sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizza.
Bacon pairs well with a wide variety of sandwich ingredients.
Bacon is the 2nd most popular sandwich protein. It’s typically menued alongside another protein, or as the primary part of a BLT.
Overall, operators charge an average of over $1 more for burgers topped with bacon.
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