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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.
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Tools for Building Seasonal, Special Occasion and LTO Menus

SPECIAL OCCASION, EVENT AND HOLIDAY PLANNING GUIDE FOR RESTAURANTS
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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Social Media Checklist
A Checklist to help you build a successful and profitable social media strategy.
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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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ADD NEW PRODUCTS. ADD NO LABOR.
Get back-of-house, made-from-scratch flavor without adding one person to your kitchen staff.
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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: Fall 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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GAME DAY-READY PRODUCTS

The Big Game is right around the corner, on Sunday, February 13. With 1.4 billion wings, 8 million pounds of guacamole and 12.5 million pizzas eaten on the Big Day, your menu needs to be prepared to handle diner demand – even during shortages. Check back often for new products and strategies to help you promote your offerings to diners.

THE SUPPORT TEAM AT US FOODS®
Book a free 1:1 consultation with our culinary and operations experts to build a game day menu that drives revenue.
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Live and On-Demand Webinars
Get prepared with our live and on-demand webinars.
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Big Game Recipes
Check out these great recipes – perfect for Game Day – and use them to drive diner traffic, whether on-premise or for takeout.
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Alabama White Barbeque Sauce
Bring a unique flavor profile to your menu with this creamy twist on barbeque sauce. It’s great with smoked or grilled chicken, and pairs well with any meat or vegetable on the grill.
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Crispy Cured Pork Back Ribs With Alabama White Sauce
Please your Game Day patrons with this recipe from Chef-Owner Jason Alley of Comfort in Richmond, VA.
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Chili Lime Sauce
This sauce delivers on-trend ancho pepper with lime and spices for warm heat and a mouth-puckering kick. Great as a marinade, wing sauce and more.
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Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Sopes With Mango Thyme Salsa
Spice things up with this recipe for Chili Lime Griled Shrimp Sopes from Chef Laura Vaughn, US Foods Brands Chef.
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Butter Chicken Sauce
Deliver a unique twist on wings, flatbreads, sandwiches and more with this beloved Indian flavor. Slow-cooked with fragrant toasted Indian-style spices.
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Butter Chicken Poutine
Check out this recipe for Butter Chicken Poutine, from US Foods Brands Sous Chef Jeremy DeRango, and create a buttery twist on a favorite appetizer.
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Superfood Salad
A rainbow mix of kale, Brussels sprouts, Napa cabbage, red cabbage and radicchio that is ready to serve – just add your favorite dressing to create a signature salad.
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Shredded Kale Salad
Kale is trending because it’s versatile and rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and this salad saves on labor and time to prepare it in-house.
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Three Cheese Chicken and Chile Dip
This delectable dip features white-meat chicken, roasted Hatch green chiles, chipotle and cayenne peppers. Add a one-of-a-kind zing to your app menu.
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Guacamole
This premium guacamole is made with clean ingredients, like hand-scooped avocados, red onion and cilantro, and is high-pressure processed for freshness.
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Pickled Red Onions
Get visual appeal, flavor, versatility and prep-time savings with our Pickled Red Onions. They’re ready-to-use right out of the bag.
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Tejano Burger
Try this recipe for a Tejano Burger from Executive Chef and Co-Owner Lynn Gorfinkle of Roam Artisan Burgers in San Francisco.
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Nashville Style Hot Sauce
This sauce delivers the flavor, heat and cling you need for just about anything on your menu, whether it’s chicken, sandwiches or salads.
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6x6 Fried Food Container
These microflute containers help fried foods maintain their crispiness longer than ever before. Increase takeout revenue with to-go fried food quality your customers can count on.
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9x9 Fried Food Container
Keep fried foods crispy longer than ever before with these microflute containers. Increase takeout revenue with to-go fried food quality your customers can count on.
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Biscuit Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks
Fried chicken and biscuits just go together. These Biscuit Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks take that to the next level, with a crunchy breading your diners will love.
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Biscuit Breaded Chicken Chunks With Spicy Honey & Smoked Blue Cheese
Refresh your app lineup with this recipe for Biscuit Breaded Chicken Chunks with Spicy Honey & Smoked Blue Cheese, from US Foods Brands Sous Chef Jeremy DeRango.
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Plant-Based Italian Style Saus’ge Topping
Made using pea protein, this plant-based pizza topping tastes just like authentic Italian pork sausage, seasoned with fennel and Italian herbs and spices, for the look, taste and feel of a traditional sausage pizza topping.
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GARLICKY WHITE BEAN AND SAUS'GE PESTO FLATBREAD
US Foods Chef Laura Vaughn shares this recipe for Garlicky White Bean and Saus’ge Pesto Flatbread.
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