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Add More Plant-Based Options to Your Menu

More and more Americans are increasing their plant-based food intake, which means it is crucial for restaurants to rethink how they offer vegetarian and vegan menu items. Engaging meat eaters with plant-based options has become an increasingly important key to success. Brands must leverage foods that are naturally high in protein to create vegan options that resemble favorite dishes and redesign menus to make

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29% of Hard Red Winter Wheat Crop Harvested

The June 26th edition of the Legacy Market News included information and statistics about notable changes in the flour market, courtesy of General Mills Foodservice. Here are several key takeaways: Wheat futures prices saw a small drop from last week Hard red spring wheat crop conditions fell from 81% to 75%, but forecasted rain has eased any concerns Conditions for the hard red winter

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Corn Crop Only 45% Planted

The June 19th edition of the Legacy Market News detailed a June crop report from Lakeside Foods. The report included various tidbits of useful information, such as the total % planted, projected harvest dates, and notes about each crop. Check out the table below for more insight from the report. Click here to view the entire June 19th edition of the Legacy Market News.

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COVID-19 Takeaways from Restaurant Owners

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted foodservice, and more specifically, restaurants. Operators are beginning to open back up with new regulations to adhere to social distancing guidelines. However, the new “normal” is promised to look much different than before. Restaurant owners around the country were forced to adapt their business to continue servicing customers through the stay-at-home orders, and many of these changes will

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Total Inventory of Shell Eggs Increases 1.5%

The June 12th edition of the Legacy Market News provided updated information about the nation-wide supply of shell eggs. This week, there was a 1.5% increase in the total amount of shell eggs available, and an almost 3% increase in the U.S. large eggs inventory. This can be attributed to the shortened work-week following Memorial Day, which resulted in a slower week for retail

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Prepare Your Summer Menu with Superior Meat from Chasin Foods!

With restaurants opening back up, it is more important than ever to offer delicious food that customers crave this summer. Meat is an essential part of summertime – the warm weather increases demand for delicious barbecue featuring mouthwatering beef, chicken and more. Having fresh options on the menu that provide customers with the classic tastes of summer will increase sales and customer satisfaction. Chasin

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Mangoes Experience 25% Drop In Demand

The June 5th edition of the Legacy Market News featured useful information about current supply and demand within the mango industry. Overall demand for mangoes is 20-25% down from traditional numbers due to the sustained closures of restaurants across the country. The primary channel for mangoes is now retail, and the supply is stable. However, growers and packers will have to adjust to the

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How Chasin Foods Is Helping Restaurants Reopen

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for the reopening of dine-in restaurant service. The objective of these precautions is to minimize interaction with others and improve safety during the pandemic. Here are several recommendations from the CDC: Restaurants appoint a staff member to be responsible for any COVID-19 concerns. This includes monitoring employee health to ensure safety for the entire

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Avocado Crop Yield Up 70% from 2019

The May 29th edition of the Legacy Market News highlighted useful information about avocados in California. Here are several important takeaways: Foodservice typically uses 30-35% of the overall California avocado crop, although this has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic This year’s avocado crop from California is up 70% from a small yield in 2019 The projected yield for California avocados in 2020 currently

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Add Italian Syrups to Sweeten Your Menu!

Italian soda combines everything we love about soda. Interestingly enough, Italian soda was originally created in San Francisco by Torani! They are incredibly simple to make, containing just three basic ingredients: flavored syrup, soda water, and ice. What makes Italian soda truly unique is that it can feature dozens of your customer’s favorite flavors. It does not have caffeine, which makes it a terrific

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