What’s Hot in Hot Sauce for Menus Ahead®
September 3, 2019

PCs Let Customers Spice Up Their Grab & Go®

Datassential reports that at least 72% of all menus have a mention of something “spicy”.

But with nearly half of customers eating their food off-premises, portion control packets are in high demand.

Operators need more portion control packaging options for their hot sauce or spicy products for grab & go, take-out and catering. A recent survey of operators found that 50% are still filling plastic ramekins with a lid for off-premise applications. Texas Pete® offers its original hot sauce, CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce and ¡SABOR! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce in portion control packets. Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce is also available in 1.69 oz. plastic bottles. These bottles are ideal for catered events.

The variety of spicy flavors that Texas Pete® offers can be an important differentiator for an operation. For example, menu mentions of sriracha have risen by 83% since 2015 and Texas Pete® is one of the few manufacturers offering a 7-gram PC. Texas Pete® ¡SABOR! Mexican-Style Hot Sauce is likewise unique in its availability in a 7-gram PC.

Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce in PCs is one of the most widely distributed regular hot sauces in restaurants nationwide. One reason is that its moderately spicy so there is no fear of offering a PC containing something that is too hot for customers, or negatively impacting a menu item. When asked what level of heat consumers prefer, the largest percentage said they liked their food “moderately spicy”.

Texas Pete® is the fastest growing retail brand of hot sauce in the U.S. among the top 5 brands*. Thus, consumers know and love the Texas Pete® brand and expect “their” brand to be offered by your business. Remember, you can cash in on rebates of up to $500 on Texas Pete® products as you stock up for a long season ahead. Download your rebate form now.

*IRI, Oct. 2019