Shelf Stable Oatmeal Cup
September 6, 2012
“O” on the Go—the Hottest Trend in Breakfast Menus!
What do Burger King, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Jamba Juice, Au Bon Pain and classroom breakfast have in common? “O” on the Go – oatmeal paired your favorite toppings! Restaurants are providing oatmeal as an on-the-go, healthier breakfast menu option. Capitalizing on this trend, AmeriQual recently introduced two (2) fully cooked, individual serving size oatmeal cups designed for school food service operations – Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Cinnamon Oatmeal.
“O” on the Go” is shelf stable (not frozen) – improving convenience and food safety, while allowing maximum menu flexibility. The oatmeal cups can be offered as an every day option with minimal preparation and clean-up time. The fully prepared oatmeal is made from whole grain rolled oats (not instant oats) – providing one (1) grain equivalent, lower in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium than many other menu alternatives. The lightly sweetened oatmeal also includes skim milk to boost the nutritional profile.
Realizing the importance of breakfast in student achievement, an increased focus has driven a 35% increase in participation in the school breakfast program from 2001-2011. Of that growth, 19% has occurred in the last five (5) years. This growth has been driven by operator creativity – taking breakfast to the students – breakfast in the hallway, classroom and on the bus. Program development and expansion has created a demand for portable products in individual servings that can be prepared and served with minimal labor. “O” on the Go is the perfect solution!
Marketing is essential in introducing any new menu item. Carolyn Gooch, AmeriQual’s Director of School Sales, recommends directors capitalize on this popular menu trend and pair “O” on the Go with dried or fresh fruit, nuts or chocolate chips to entice consumption. Complete your breakfast menu by pairing “O” on the Go with AmeriQual’s peanut products – peanut butter cup, peanut butter & grape jelly pouch and peanut butter & strawberry jam pouch.
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About AmeriQual Group, LLC
AmeriQual Group, LLC is a food processing company that specializes in the production, packaging, assembly and distribution of high quality Frozen, Shelf-Stable and Portion Control Foods. AmeriQual provides a variety of foods and services to a diverse customer base ranging from schools to major branded food companies to the United States Department of Defense (DoD). AmeriQual operates manufacturing facilities in Evansville, Indiana and Stone Mountain, Georgia.
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