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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 restaurant foodservice operations. 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 LTO Menus

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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ScoopTM
The ScoopTM program is all about fresh ideas, designed to inspire your culinary vision through insightful ingredients, applications and recipes. Learn more here!
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MENU Design Specials
Let your menu make a great first impression of your brand with Menu Design, powered by US Foods®. Activate your most important marketing tool now.
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FOOD FANATICS® MAGAZINE: Summer 2021
Food Fanatics® magazine is your source for restaurant industry trends, food innovations and the latest foodservice business tips to improve your bottom line.
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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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SUMMER MENU TRENDS:

Dining out is finally back in! As restaurants nationwide return to full capacity, having a competitive, on-trend menu will keep diners coming back. Below you’ll find articles, products and recipes to help you build a summer-ready menu, including National Ice Cream Day (July 18), National Hot Dog Day (July 19) and more.

THE SUPPORT TEAM AT US FOODS®
Book a free 1:1 consultation with our culinary and operations experts to build a summer menu that drives revenue.
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Live and On-Demand Webinars
Get prepared for the summer restaurant boom with our live and on-demand webinars.
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Summer Season Recipes
Check out these great recipes – perfect for summer – and use them to drive diner traffic, whether on-premise or for takeout.
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Premium Pulled Pork
Patuxent Farms® Premium Pulled Pork is slow-cooked to fork-tender perfection using old-world hardwood "pit master" techniques. Just pair it with your favorite sauce.
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Food Trends: Loaded Hot Dogs
Want to run with the big dogs? Get creative with hot dog toppings, and see your sales stack up.
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Food Trends: Unconventional Ice Cream Flavors
Heat up summer sales with unique, on-trend ice cream flavors that are sure to help your diners keep their cool during the hot months.
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Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Glenview Farms® Cookies & Cream Ice Cream is made from real dairy and is perfect by itself or paired with baked desserts. Use it to create a new signature favorite.
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Toasted Coconut Pineapple Flavored Ice Cream
Chef’s Line® Toasted Coconut Pineapple Flavored Ice Cream features perfectly paired flavors and a dense, creamy texture. Use it to punch up drinks and cocktails, or serve it on its own.
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Food Trends: Restrictive Diets
Win over diners with restrictive diets – without blowing the budget or your cool. Get tips on how to cater to guests on paleo, gluten-free, high-protein or ketogenic diets.
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Meatless Breaded Boneless Wings
Molly’s Kitchen® Meatless Breaded Boneless Wings are vegetarian and versatile, with a crunchy bite and traditional boneless wing flavor. Please your wing-loving and vegetarian guests, alike.
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Food Trends: Southern American Cuisine
See how the heritage of the past – and present – is redefining American southern food. Chefs and operators weigh in on what “southern food” is and what it can be.
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Alabama White Barbeque Sauce
Chef’s Line Alabama White Barbeque Sauce can bring a unique flavor profile to your menu, with its creamy combination of spicy brown mustard, horseradish, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. Pair it with any grilled meat or vegetable.
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Biscuit Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks
Patuxent Farms Biscuit Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks bring two classic tastes together into delectable bite-sized bits. Diners will love this upscale version of popcorn chicken.
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Food Trends: Tex-Mex Revival
Opportunities abound to slip Tex-Mex into all kinds of concepts – from breakfast and brunch spots to barbecue joints and more. Uncover the cuisine’s revival here.
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Carne Asada Steak Strips
Cattleman’s Selection® Carne Asada Steak Strips are marinated in authentic spices for a deliciously genuine experience. It’s pre-sliced for versatility and less labor.
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Organic Red Raspberry Kombucha
Thirster® Organic Red Raspberry Kombucha is a fermented and sweetened probiotic beverage that is growing in popularity due to the positive feelings about its cultured nature.
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Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe
US Foods Culinary Director Scott McCurdy shares this recipe for Grilled Ribeye Steak with Herb Butter and Roasted Summer Vegetables.
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