On-the-go menu options were already on the rise before COVID-19, but with consumers on the move again, the “fourth daypart”—as it’s become known to convenience stores—has an even bigger focus today than pre-pandemic1. In fact, while 20% of consumers said that they had ordered c-store food via delivery prior to the pandemic, that number jumped to 29% during the pandemic2. Luckily, there are many ways to meet and even exceed this rising demand with products that consumers will love.
Consumers continue to look to sandwiches as a snack or on-the-go meal with 61% of people eating a sandwich at least twice a week³. That combined with the increase in grab-and-go transactions makes easy-to-offer, pre-packaged items like Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese English Muffin Sandwiches a perfect recommendation. They’re individually wrapped so they’re always ready to go and can be easily prepared in a microwave in less than a minute. They also have colorful, see-through packaging featuring an incredibly popular breakfast brand to help spur impulse sales.
Other sandwiches perfect for on-the-go are the Tyson® Butcher-Wrapped Chicken Sandwiches. They’re made with Tyson® NAE Portioned Chicken Breast and are cravable products that can be enjoyed at any time of day. These sandwiches are individually butcher-wrapped to meet food safety demands and assure lasting moisture and flavor. They also have an extended 7-day refrigerated shelf life to help reduce waste in your operation.
Some of the most popular consumer-appealing snacks right now are high in protein, portion-controlled, safely packaged and functional⁴. That’s where uniquely delicious options like Jimmy Dean® Sausage Tots really shine. Not only are they easy to prep and serve in an on-the-go format, but they also have 8 grams of protein per serving. They’re also surprisingly versatile with options to serve as is, as a side with other breakfast items like pancakes or eggs or even inside a breakfast burrito for a unique offering to help build your business and encourage repeat visits.
Pizza provided one of the few bright spots for the foodservice industry last year as it pivoted to more off-premises sales in 2020⁵. Chains have picked up on this trend and focused on making their offerings even more attractive with healthy toppings, quality ingredients and more global flavors for all dayparts. Tyson Foodservice now offers a more focused portfolio of pizza toppings under a trusted name: Hillshire Farm® Brand. Products like Hillshire Farm® Sliced Pepperoni are a great way to capitalize on the pizza movement while staying relevant and top of mind. It’s made with premium meat and has a robust flavor provided by Italian inspired ingredients. This versatile pepperoni is great for wraps, burritos, and pastas, while also offering superior coverage on pizza.
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1CSNews Embracing the Fourth Daypart: Snacking 6/3/2020
3Datassential SNAP! Keynote Sandwiches 2020