For the past several years the food industry has been bustling on the topic of clean and healthier ingredients. The consumers demand for better quality food options are continuing to rise. However, many restaurant operators don’t know what to do to meet these demands and are concerned with making a change that might drive away their core loyal customer. We are grateful for the spotlight being brought to the importance of healthier food options and know that sometimes just a small change can bring great results. A simple everyday ingredient like breadcrumbs can be easily changed and your customers will notice the improvement.
Customers Demand Healthier Menu Options
The demands for healthier options are having a big impact for restaurants, both small and large. Mars industry recently published an article, How the “Foodie” is Changing Restaurants, Experts discuss how the increasingly sophisticated consumer is driving menu changes.
In 2015 we wrote about this topic and provided fact-based evidence on how customers do notice even the smallest changes and how these small changes can lead to big results, Small Changes Provide Big Results. A change as simple as replacing standard breadcrumbs with Authentic Japanese Panko can make a noticeable difference. A good quality Authentic Panko will be non-GMO, Vegan, Halal and Kosher certified with a very clean ingredient declaration.
Another great read is the recent article by Peggy Carouthers at FoodNewsFeed.com, 4 Ways to Achieve the Clean Label Guests Really Want. In short, do your guests really want natural and clean labels? Yes!
According to the 2014 Neilsen Study, 60 percent of Americans said the absence of artificial colors or flavors was important in their food purchasing decisions. We can only surmise that the percentage reported in 2014 has increased substantially since then. The demand for healthier food options continues to grow with no signs on the horizon that it has any plans to slow down, as we wrote in August of 2016 – Are your Menu Items Staying up with Customer Demands?
If you decide to follow the 4 steps outlined in Peggy Carouther’s article, when you reach number 3 on the list, we hope you will consider Upper Crust Enterprises as your trusted partner for Authentic Japanese Panko as a replacement to your current Panko or standard breadcrumbs. If your Panko is hard, round and dense in texture you are not using an Authentic Panko. Taste the difference – Request a free sample of our All Natural, GMO free Panko and compare against your current Panko.
Not all Panko is created Authentic
For over 35 years, Upper Crust Enterprises has been producing Authentic Panko breadcrumbs for Japanese and many other restaurants across the globe. Keeping to the traditional Japanese methods and taking the time to do it right in blending, baking, elongated drying process, and grinding is the secret to our success. Upper Crust Enterprises authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are available in All Natural. All of our Panko is certified GMO Free, vegan and Halal & Kosher. Authentic Panko is never hard, dense or round but provides your menu items with a light, crispy texture without an oily taste.
We guarantee our Authentic Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crisper.
- Stay crispy longer.
- Provide a better yield than your current Panko or standard breadcrumbs.
We have a 100% product satisfaction guarantee! We invite all professional chefs, restaurants and food distributors to try a free sample of our Authentic Japanese Panko.
Experience first hand what an authentic Panko is and how it will affect your menu. Being Authentic isn’t a trend for us; it’s how we’ve been doing it for over 35 years.