Bacon Maximizes Menus

Consumers continue to crave bacon. The protein is dynamic since it can be offered during all dayparts through a number of food combinations from breakfast sandwiches and bacon-topped doughnuts to deli sandwiches and even tacos. Technomic MenuMonitor data shows that bacon was the second most-menued protein on c-store breakfast sandwiches in the second quarter. In […]

No End to the Bacon Trend

Even with health and wellness trends top-of-mind with consumers, indulgent bacon continues to provide opportunities for innovation and appeal to menus. Innovation can be built on preparation, spice profiles and mixing the salty, smoky and savory flavor of bacon with sweet and hot. There seems to be no end to the bacon trend, and we […]

No Such Thing as Too Much Bacon

Bacon fatigue? No such thing, at least at several leading and emerging Canadian restaurant chains. New bacon-starring offerings in Q1 and Q2 of 2014 include a peanut-butter-and-bacon burger (Don Cherry’s Sports Grill), bacon breadsticks (Pizza Hotline), deep-fried bacon with bacon mayonnaise dipping sauce (The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro) and a Rustic Bacon Breakfast Sandwich (Starbucks). […]

Bacon, the Ultimate Sandwich Star for U.K. Diners

Britain loves its bacon: In a recent poll by the BBC’s Olive magazine, more than half of respondents named a bacon butty as their favourite snack. (Cheese on toast took second place.) Savory, craveable, familiar to the point of nostalgia—bacon hits all the right comfort-food notes with consumers, and whether as the star of a […]