Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA-headquartered Johnsonville Sausage, LLC has introduced Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits to the foodservice sector. They are positioned especially to fit in with breakfast and snacking occasions at convenience stores, colleges and universities, hotels, sports venues, as well as anywhere else that snacks are sold.
The product is said to be well-suited to provide early and late afternoon sales opportunities for foodservice operators because it is easy to serve up during snack times. With nearly two-thirds of consumers in the United States saying they buy snacks at convenience stores, Johnsonville has placed particular emphasis on developing this offering to satisfy such demand.
Hand-held snacks are appearing increasingly on menus across the nation, according to Mintel’s Trends in Snacking and Value Meals in Foodservice report. They are of particular interest to consumers aged 25-34, who are most likely to snack frequently at convenience stores and traditional foodservice outlets.
Johnsonville’s new product features a flaky buttermilk crust biscuit with sausage and gravy stuffed inside. The individually packaged offering is ready to heat from the refrigerator, taking only 50 seconds of microwave oven preparation time. Like all Johnsonville Sausage products, Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits are distributed in frozen form to assure quality.
Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC is a privately-owned company that employs approximately 1,300 people. Its product line includes bratwurst, chorizo, Italian sausage, smoked grilling links, and skillet-ready breakfast sausage links and patties. Distribution is nationwide in the USA, as well to 30 or more other countries, among them Japan, France, Mexico and Canada.