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  • Sweet Encore Princess Pineapple Cake for Mother's Day

    A Prix Fixe Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is the biggest day for dining out, but also one of the most challenging. Instead of a buffet, serve a prix fixe menu to allow for multiple seatings and easy prep.

  • Ice cream with brownie and bacon topping

    Fresh Takes on Traditional Flavors

    Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. You can find these ice cream flavors in nearly every freezer. Elevating these classic staples isn’t difficult and can make for a unique signature dessert.

  • Use Ridgecrest Hot Dogs for your goumet dog.

    Teach Your Hot Dog New Tricks

    Start with Ridgecrest Black Angus Beef Hot Dogs. Add gourmet toppings. French Dip or Banh Mi hot dogs, anyone? Watch customers come back for more.

  • Empire's Treasure Calamari

    Calamari Comeback

    A few simple twists to your classic calamari can easily make it an instagram-worthy menu star. Try these combinations with our Empire's Treasure Calamari.

  • Spicy sausage nachos

    5 Easy Appetizers

    Performance Foodservice’s West Creek Dips can be served alone or in delicious appetizers that drive profits and repeat visits. Here are 5 of our favorite ideas.

  • Empire's Treasure Hush Puppy Seafood

    Hush Puppy Seafood

    If a perfectly seasoned hush puppy sidled up to a crispy, crunchy fried shrimp, our Empire's Treasure Hush Puppy Coated Seafood would be their delicious offspring. Perfect texture, mouthwatering seasonings, fresh seafood flavor... trust us, you've got a best seller on your hands.

  • Spicy fried pickles

    Pairings Meet Their Match: College Basketball

    What pairs well with college basketball? The excitement of the championship is in the air, but people are hungry for more than tournament showdowns. By bringing unique pairing ideas to your tables you can entice more than 60% of guests who seek them out to order more than beer while they cheer.

  • Shrimp for Lent

    Lent Inspiration

    With Lent comes your big opportunity for seafood sales on Fridays, so its important you have plenty of delicious options that will appeal to meat-eating consumers. Check out our guide for a wide variety of inspiration, including products spotlights, cooking ideas and even techniques like the perfect deep fry.

  • Explore the Pretzelbilities

    Explore the Pretzelbilities

    Soft, fluffy dough enrobed in a crusty, golden brown exterior then gently sprinkled with just the right touch of salt, the soft pretzel is pretty perfect as is. And did we mention our Rye Street Soft Pretzels are hand-twisted in Brooklyn, New York for the ideal texture and flavor?

  • Seafood for Special Occasions

    Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve… there are certain times of the year when customers naturally want to order something special.