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Strategies for Profitable Seasonal and Holiday Limited Time Offers (LTOs) for Restaurants and Foodservice Operations

Limited Time Offers (LTOs) – used to create customer loyalty and repeat business – are crucial to the success of most restaurants and foodservice operators. This page can help you build a profitable, FOMO-inducing LTO strategy, with specific tips for upcoming food and seasonal holidays.
For help with anything from food costing to promoting on social media, schedule free 1:1 support from our experts here.

Tools for Building Seasonal, Special Occasion and LTO Menus

SPECIAL OCCASION, EVENT AND HOLIDAY PLANNING GUIDE FOR RESTAURANTS and Foodservice operators
Make holiday and special occasion planning easy with help from our experts. Get tips on building your menu, taking orders, training your staff and more.
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BIG GAME RECIPES
From game-day classics to intriguing new items, these tasty menu items will bring fans through the door.
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USE FOOD HOLIDAYS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Food holidays can be a strategic way to attract new customers. Use this national food holiday calendar to find marketing opportunities for your restaurant.
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Seasonal Menu and Marketing Resources
Promote your seasonal offerings and win customers with professionally designed menus, table tents, posters and more. Our team of dedicated menu managers can give you the expert advice you need.
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HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR RESTAURANT ON INSTAGRAM
Seven Instagram tips to up your social media game in an oversaturated but necessary space.
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A GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR RESTAURANTS
Get best practices on supporting your restaurant on social media platforms, including strategy and content creation.
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THE SUPPORT TEAM AT US FOODS®
Book a free 1:1 consultation with our culinary and operations experts to build a menu that drives revenue.
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Live and On-Demand Webinars
Get prepared with our live and on-demand webinars, including how to create profitable menus.
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ADD NEW PRODUCTS. ADD NO LABOR.
Find products to help you create new menu items for your seasonal, special occasion and LTO menus – but without additional labor.
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BIG GAME Products

Be ready for the holiday season with the right products and strategies to help promote your seasonal offerings to customers.

TENDER BY DESIGN™ 6 OZ. HALF-FACED CENTER CUT CHOICE TOP SIRLOIN STEAK
Stock Yards® Tender by Design™ steaks are frozen, but as tender as fresh. See the difference our cutting-edge process makes.
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TENDER BY DESIGN 10 OZ. HALF-FACED CENTER CUT CHOICE TOP SIRLOIN STEAK
Developed over 15 years, the cutting-edge Tender by Design process incorporates proprietary practices in sourcing, aging, packaging, freezing and tempering of beef.
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TENDER BY DESIGN™ 12-OZ. CENTER CUT CHOICE STRIP LOIN STEAK
Tender by Design™ delivers high-quality frozen steaks as tender as fresh. Our cutting-edge process incorporates proprietary practices in sourcing, aging, packaging, freezing and tempering for a high-quality steak at a competitive price.
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ALL-NATURAL* BRAISED BEEF CHUCK SHORT RIB
Let us handle the seasoning and hours of braising choice boneless chuck short rib for you. All you need to do is heat and serve – sliced, pulled or shredded – for a succulent center-of-plate entrée.
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SWEET CHILI GOCHUJANG WING SAUCE
The deep red gochujang combines chili peppers, sticky rice, salt and fermented soybeans into a spicy paste with a hint of sweetness. With lingering heat and concentrated flavor, it’s an instant flavor boost.
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ALL-NATURAL* BREADED CHICKEN TENDERLOINS
These chicken tenderloins’ delicious coating is made with rice flour – perfect for the gluten-conscious. And since they’re all natural, high-quality and versatile, they’ve easily got potential to become a menu favorite in a huge range of applications.
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FRESH CHOPPED CILANTRO
Deliver the flavor and presentation-power your diners want, without the labor-intensive prep. These 8 oz. Fresh Chopped Cilantro packs are cut perfectly for easy visual recognition of their favorite herb. No prep, less waste, all the taste.
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BABY SAVOY SPINACH BLEND
Our spinach blend is a light, vibrant salad that holds its shape and texture. And it’s fresh-cut – with no added preservatives or off-putting flavors or aromas – and comes pre-washed and ready to use.
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BREADED CHEESE CURDS
Featuring Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds and a crispy, potato-flake breading, these curds deliver a handmade, high-quality look, feel and taste in less than three minutes.
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ROASTED GARLIC AIOLI
Add depth and flavor to your dipping sauces, sandwich spreads and condiments. Shelf-stable and ready to serve in a convenient one-gallon bottle, it adds outstanding cling to dips and won’t separate when heated.
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FRESH CRUMB COD
Wild Pacific cod is caught in the Gulf of Alaska and frozen at sea to capture the peak of freshness. Natural fillets are hand-breaded with a delicate panko crumb coating and ready to deep-fry to crispier, crunchier perfection.
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ALL-NATURAL* SMOKED
UNCURED CHICKEN SAUSAGE

With 70% less fat than a pork smoked sausage, according to USDA data, this fully cooked, savory sausage has a bit of sweetness that complements the black pepper, garlic and red pepper seasoning.
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*No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed.

ORGANIC YELLOW MUSTARD
Packaged in convenient tabletop squeeze bottles, the Monarch® mustard your customers already know and love is now also available as USDA Certified Organic. Elevate everyday items, with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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PREMIUM PIMENTO CHEESE STUFFED PRETZEL KNOT
Filled with a creamy pimento cheese blend, these knots are delicious as is, served as an appetizer with any dipping sauce or sliced like a bun for a tasty slider with a zing regular buns can't deliver.
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SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
We’ve made the salted caramel trend too easy to indulge with these individually wrapped, fudgy, chewy, salty and sweet pre-portioned brownies that are perfect impulse buys for your grab-and-go customers.
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*No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed.