Houston, Texas-headquartered foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation has introduced the Sysco Simply Plant-Based Meatless Burger Patty. It is now available to customers in the majority of its markets in the United States.
The meat substitute burger is the latest offering under the Sysco Simply lifestyle brand aimed at helping foodservice operators meet growing consumer demand for flexible and customized menu choices. The product is a vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO soy patty with 18 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
According to the NPD Group, “burgers represent the largest plant-based foodservice category.”
“One of the key features of the patty is the special spice blend,” said Chef Neil Doherty, Sysco’s senior director for culinary development. “We worked extensively to ensure that we got the recipe just right. Our juicy Sysco Simply burger, with its exclusive combination of flavorful seasonings, has a hearty, meat-like texture and cooks within minutes, just like a traditional burger.”
In addition to the plant-based burger, Sysco Simply also offers a ground meatless option that is made using the same ingredients – but offers customers the flexibility to use the plant-based meatless product as an ingredient in a wide variety of recipes and dishes.
“Sysco Simply was developed to offer our customers more of what they need to be successful in a competitive marketplace,” said Brian Todd, Sysco’s senior vice president for merchandising and marketing. “This launch demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative, versatile and easy-to-use product solutions. Our customers can feature these delicious plant-based burgers to keep their menu offerings fresh and relevant with today’s consumers.”