US POTATOES REMAIN STRONG AT TOP RESTAURANT CHAINS

Published online: Jul 26, 2010
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The USPB's foodservice program has targeted leading quick and full-service chains, including those showing the most sales growth. Most importantly, in the past year, the number of potato side dish offerings at the top 350 chains grew 8% versus Q1 2009.  French fries, baked and mashed potatoes remain the most popular potato items menued, and three of the top 10 side dishes served in restaurants---proof positive the appeal and profit-potential of potatoes is recession-proof.
The USPB's foodservice program has targeted leading quick and full-service chains, including those showing the most sales growth. Most importantly, in the past year, the number of potato side dish offerings at the top 350 chains grew 8% versus Q1 2009.  French fries, baked and mashed potatoes remain the most popular potato items menued, and three of the top 10 side dishes served in restaurants---proof positive the appeal and profit-potential of potatoes is recession-proof.
The USPB's foodservice program has targeted leading quick and full-service chains, including those showing the most sales growth. Most importantly, in the past year, the number of potato side dish offerings at the top 350 chains grew 8 percent versus Q1 2009. French fries, baked and mashed potatoes remain the most popular potato items menued, and three of the top 10 side dishes served in restaurants-proof positive the appeal and profit-potential of potatoes is recession-proof.

Source: USPB

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