Share menus are challenging gourmet burgers for the number one trend influencing foodservice menus in Australia. Over the past few years, restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs have kept up with demand, offering diners indulgent burgers crafted with top quality ingredients. These days your venue needs to provide Instagram-worthy creations that satisfy the taste-buds as well as the camera lens – and if diners can share a variety of sliders with a group of friends, your business can make the most of both trends.
Sliders are the ultimate versatile menu offering, and Australian foodservice businesses are upping the quality of their offering. While the focus is often given to the filling, with ingredients like chipotle pulled pork and southern fried chicken becoming increasingly common across menus, foodservice operators aren’t neglecting the ingredient that holds it all together – the bun.
Higher demand for premium artisan baked goods is being driven by health-conscious consumers, looking for nutrition in every element of every meal. The growing interest in different varieties of bread, from brown, rye and seeded, to sourdough and Turkish, cannot be overlooked by foodservice providers – even when it comes to events and catering opportunities.
While it’s essential to stay on trend, it’s also important for venues to maintain efficient and cost-effective menus. With profit margins across the foodservice industry tighter than ever, every penny counts. Frozen products, like the Speedibake range, represent significant value, allowing operators to cut down on preparation time and minimise waste while still offering a versatile range of buns for any slider. The range is economical as it can be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months and used in line with demand, meaning venues can provide diners with the variety of options they demand, without blowing their waste budgets.
Speedibake products are not only in line with the rising trends for artisan products, but are also ideal for busy foodservice outlets across Australia. The range from Speedibake can be thawed and served immediately or flash-baked for just minutes to achieve a just-baked aroma, allowing chefs to focus on the ingredients between the buns. The relaunched range decreases preparation time over traditional par-baked breads by more than 50 percent on average.
Speedibake offers versatility with two styles of bread – classic and rustic –well as convenient everyday solutions, including dinner rolls available in classic white, brown, multigrain, slider and Kaiser options, as well as rustic sourdough, rye, Turkish and ciabatta. Lunch roll offerings include baguettes and sandwich subs in white, brown and multigrain as well as panini, sourdough, Turkish and ciabatta rolls or gourmet hamburger buns. Finally, a range of batards, French sticks, Vienna and cob loaves are available for sharing along with rustic stonebaked sourdoughs, Turkish pide, ciabatta and Pane di Casa loaves.
For more information on Speedibake’s range of slider options visit http://www.tiptop-foodservice.com.au or contact your local distributor to order.