With Breakfast and Brunch Sales Rising, Knouse Offers New Menu Ideas to Capture Growing Revenue Opportunity

A recent study by Technomic reveals that nearly nine out of 10 consumers eat brunch at a restaurant at least occasionally. Additionally, Mintel predicts breakfast sales will increase 22.1 percent between now and 2017.

To help chefs and operators remain on-trend and enhance breakfast and brunch offerings, Knouse Foods provides an assortment of products under itsLucky Leaf® and Musselman's® brands. From Fruit Fillings or Toppings to irresistible Cheese Sauces and Puddings, Lucky Leaf products will add quality and diversity to any menu. Also, Musselman's can satisfy a variety of operators’ recipe needs with Single-Serve and Multi-Serve Apple Sauce,Apple ButterApple Juice, specialty products and more.

Foodservice professionals can appeal to customers' demands for breakfast and brunch offerings with these classic recipes that have a modern twist:

·         Fruit-Stuffed French Toast: Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling or Topping helps transform a classic dish into something special when it’s used to fill the center of this baked version. Top with more Fruit Filling and pour on maple syrup for a final kick.

·         Pudding Parfaits: This easy-to-make parfait is layered with Musselman’s Apple Butter, butterscotch or vanilla pudding and streusel for texture and crunch.

·         Apple Butter Baked Oatmeal: Oatmeal is baked with Musselman’s Apple Butter, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds for a flavorful and filling treat.

·         Maple Sausage, Apple, and Sweet Onion Brunch Tart: A flaky pie crust is filled with sliced apples, sausage, onions, Lucky Leaf Apple Fruit Filling or Topping, pecans and oatsand then drizzled with maple syrup to create this sumptuous tart.

“We aim to inspire chefs and operators to create delicious, on-trend offerings for their breakfast and brunch menus without sacrificing taste or quality,” said Todd Michael, Foodservice Sales Director for Knouse Foods.

For more information about Knouse’s products and menu ideas, visitwww.knousefoodservice.com.

Knouse Foods is an established grower-owned fruit cooperative and food processor for apple and fruit related products. The cooperative includes fruit growers in the Appalachian region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the Mid-West. Known for its environmental stewardship, Knouse Foods is committed to ensuring all of its products meet the highest standard for taste, quality and consistency. Product brands include Musselman’s® and Lucky Leaf®. For more information, visit www.knousefoodservice.com.