This year Easter Sunday falls on the 20th April, making it the perfect opportunity for chefs and caterers to launch a new and enticing spring menu. (more…)
Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the foodservice calendar with 60% of consumers dining out with their sweetheart last year1. Restaurants and pubs must plan ahead to make the most of this occasion in order to take advantage of the opportunity to generate sales. (more…)
January is a notoriously tricky time for the foodservice industry with consumers recovering from Christmas spending and striving to stick to their New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. In order to generate sales, outlets must find ways to satisfy health conscious consumers in 2014. (more…)
Father’s day is one of the busier times of the year for restaurants and pubs, and being on a Sunday, outlets really have the opportunity to generate some tasty lunchtime sales.
Many sons and daughters will be planning days out for their Dads and will be looking for the perfect place to stop for lunch. Wraps are an ideal ingredient for chefs to stock up on as they will be able to use these for main meals or light lunch options. Why not try serving Chicken Quesadillas with a side of tortilla chips for an authentic Mexican dish, or offer Fajitas with the consumer’s choice of filling such as chicken, beef or vegetables. For lighter lunches, visit our recipe database and try out our BBQ Chicken Cones, Spicy Sausage and Houmous Wrap or the Rare Roast Beef Wrap, all of which are sure to be a hit with Dads.
In order to make the most of Father’s Day, outlets should make sure they promote their offering in advance by using boards, whilst table talkers are a great way of communicating a specific message to customers. If an outlet sends out regular newsletters and has a substantial customer database, it would be a good idea to include the Father’s Day Menu as part of this to target regulars. To tempt new customers, outlets should use their website and social media, as well as display menu boards outside the premises if possible.
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Congratulations to So! Bar & Eats in Harrogate on winning Best Sandwich Offer in the National Pub Food Challenge 2013.
Visitors to Benito’s Hat Mexican Kitchen in London were treated to a rare sight this week – a 65-foot tortilla wrap. The biggest burrito ever seen in Britain was rolled to give a free lunch to Mexican food fans and raised money for homeless charity, StreetSmart.
Just one man with a mission – and a kitchen – lay behind the colossal creation: Benito’s Hat head chef and partner Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Mission Foods was right there to support him every step of the way with our flour tortillas.
Felipe single-handedly built the giant burrito, with musical accompaniment from a much-loved Mexican mariachi band.
Containing more than 30kg of the freshest ingredients, the burrito was a supersize version of the best-selling chicken variety (with a vegetarian section to make sure all customers were happy).
The giant burrito in numbers:
- 100 Mission Foods Flour Tortillas
- 11kg chicken
- 5kg of fresh tomatoes
- 3.5kg of tomatillos
- 0.5kg of coriander
“I’ve always loved the idea of making the biggest burrito possible on the streets of London, showing some love to the public. One of our mottos has always been ‘be generous’. By realising this dream both the public and those less well-off can benefit from our love of Mexican food.”
In conjunction with high-street Mexican restaurant chains Wahaca and Chilango, Mission Foodservice has launched the Authentic Burrito Tortilla, a thin, 30cm flour tortilla created to replicate the taste and texture of original burrito wrap developed in San Francisco, and enjoyed across Northern Mexico & California. (more…)
Here are Mission® Foodservice’s 5 top tips for business (more…)
Research conducted by The Publican for their annual food report last year revealed for the first time ever that food had overtaken wet-led sales in the pub sector. This trend is only set to continue this year.
Read more about what pub sector expert, Peter Backman from Horizons predicts for 2011. (more…)
The VAT increase, Christmas overspending and the lingering headlines of double-dip recession are putting strain on consumer pockets, but we have three pieces of good news that can help you maximise profits and drive footfall.
Tortilla chips unlike crisps are VAT exempt and Mission produce a range of long life and frozen tortillas on genuine Mexican presses, using only the finest ingredients. Our frozen range doesn’t contain any preservatives and by defrosting packs only as you need them, it significantly reduces wastage. (more…)