Category Archives: Foods & Trends

Chicken salt, a seasoning from Australia known for its umami flavor and rich taste, has become a staple for enhancing fries with its unique blend of ingredients. Despite its popularity Down Under, it remains relatively unknown in the US, facing competition from established brands and a market saturated with seasonings. At this point, there are likely several questions...
From its origins in Harlem, New York City to today, the iconic duo of chicken and waffles has left its mark. The combination of a perfectly crispy piece of fried chicken with the cakeiness of a waffle makes for the perfect comfort food. And that flavor combo has become loved worldwide. Let’s look at the...
French fries are the perfect side dish. Available in different sizes, shapes, and flavors, they go well with a variety of meals and sometimes can be the main dishes themselves. With the help of Pitco fryers and a little ingenuity and preparation, offering different variations of French fries is easier than ever.  Exploring the Rich...

by Pitco on March 7, 2024 at 1:30PM

French fries have been a staple of American food for decades, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. However, while traditional fries are still all the rage, many operators are looking for innovative ways to upgrade this simple side dish. Hand-cut fries are one option that delivers added value and appeals to consumers....

by Pitco on February 13, 2024 at 10:50AM

You probably feel passionate about your favorite fry type, be it curly, waffle, crinkle-cut, or wedged. Maybe you find a bite of perfection when you dip a fry in your chocolate shake, a tub of ketchup, or even a bit of mayonnaise. Though there are a lot of preferences in the wide world of French...
French fries have always been a staple side dish. From burgers to chicken wings to sandwiches, fries are often the go-to option for restaurants and foodservice operations. However, while they’re still the undisputed king of sides, customers crave more variety. For operators, this means expanding menus with creative French fry dishes can be both popular...

by Pitco on February 6, 2024 at 2:30PM

Although fried food has always been a staple of American cuisine, not every fried dish is appreciated equally. As with every other menu item, consumer demand can rise and fall for various reasons. Now that the new year is officially underway, it’s time to look at the top 2024 fried food trends we’re seeing. This...
Rooted in centuries-old Christian traditions, Carnival is a global celebration preceding Lent, marked by parades, vibrant costumes, and indulgent foods. From the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro to the cobblestone alleys of Venice, Carnival has long been a celebration of life, love, and mouth-watering delicacies. Let’s look at some of the fried foods of...
“Would you like fries with that?” This is one of the most common questions in foodservice in the United States. Whether dining out at a full-service restaurant or grabbing a fast bite at a QSR, French fries have become a ubiquitous side for many of our most loved dishes. But how did taking a modest potato, slicing,...
When it comes to commercial cooking oil, most foodservice establishments use vegetable-based varieties, such as olive or peanut oil. However, meat-based products are coming back in style, thanks to their versatility and how well they infuse dishes with extra flavor. Beef tallow, in particular, is making a comeback and giving lard a run for its...