Newly launched Johnsonville Sausage Strips in Original and Chorizo flavors are being rolled out to operators of professional kitchens across the USA by Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Foodservice. The pork product, shaped into bacon-like form, is distributed frozen.
“Our new Sausage Strips are an important addition to Johnsonville’s foodservice line,” says Craig Yoder, senior product marketing manager. “Incorporating all of the quality ingredients from our premium line of sausage to this unique bacon-like texture will open up a vast new set of menu possibilities for chefs and restaurant chains.”
Johnsonville’s retail division launched Sausage Strips to the consumer market in early 2020, earning Best New Product status in the breakfast meat category from Brandspark International earlier this year.
“The Sausage Strips have been receiving rave reviews from our retail customers, so we’re very excited to see what kinds of new creations these products inspire with our foodservice customers,” said Yoder.
With nothing else like them in the marketplace, the Johnsonville Sausage Strips are fully cooked and easy to integrate into busy kitchens. Their thin, bacon-like shape opens up lots of menu possibilities for sandwiches, wraps, salads, bowls, soups and more.
Another big plus is lower fat and sodium content. According to USDA data, this leaner alternative product from Johnsonville has 40% less fat and 30% less sodium than bacon per serving.
On top of being lean and versatile, the Sausage Strips are also easy to store, improving the bottom line for foodservice operators. They have a 270-day shelf when frozen, a 30-day refrigerated shelf life unopened, and a seven-day shelf life once opened and refrigerated.
The Original Sausage Strips offer all the classic flavor of Johnsonville smoked sausage, while the Chorizo version provides a robust blend of paprika, chili powder and other spices for a smoky sausage experience with a balanced spicy flavor.
Johnsonville Foodservice employs approximately 3,000 members globally. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the privately held company remains family-owned.