“Right now plant-based eating is the most talked-about food trend—and it’s one that has stickiness. Plants are here to stay,” says Chef Neil Doherty, Sysco’s Senior Director of Culinary Development. “Consumers still want food that tastes good, but many are also looking to food to be their fuel. They want their food to provide nutrition for their body and they want to be empowered with menu choices that support their sense of wellness—however, they define it.” As more consumers go green and pile their plates with plants, Sysco saw the need to build more plant-based options into our assortment.
Sysco’s new Sysco Simply plant based burger patty has a substantial 20 grams of protein and provides a classic taste and texture comparable to the real thing. Made with non-GMO pea protein, this vegan patty is gluten-free, non-dairy, has no artificial flavors, and contains zero cholesterol and 50% less fat than traditional meat patties. It’s easy to dress up with a variety of condiments, fresh greens, and artisanal buns to create a sandwich that is juicy, meaty, and full of flavor. Our patties are individually quick frozen and separated by patty paper to ensure ease of preparation. A true time and labor saver, they are ready to cook from frozen, easily prepared on the grill, flat top, or in a skillet. Although perfect for any time of year, with Easter soon approaching, this product is a great meatless option for those observing Lent.
With so many delicious alternatives that look and taste like traditional ground beef products, it’s easier than ever to promote plant-forward eating trends and appeal to guests looking for dining experience that support their dietary lifestyles.