While the classic burger is
typically reliant on
lettuce, tomatoes, onions
there are countless ways to create specialty burgers with
fresh & pickled produce.
With over 200,000 types of produce available, Sysco caries greens, fruits, herbs and peppers perfect for building a burger for every unique appetite.
Switching Up the Basics
Operators who offer more produce customization options for burgers enjoy more business, especially as health food continues to enter the mainstream. For instance, millennial customers tend to appreciate vegetables with complex flavor profiles and nutritional benefits, including nutrient-dense leafy greens like kale, arugula and spring mix. And while tomatoes are a personal preference, offering different varieties of tomato can really put a spin on your burger game. Beyond the classic Roma tomato, beefsteak tomatoes are firm and easy to slice, while multicolored heirloom tomatoes can instantly heighten visual complexity, texture and taste.
Not Your Everyday Burger
Contrary to popular belief, elevating color and texture doesn’t have to be expensive. Adding unique produce – including pineapple, beets, avocado, pico de gallo and fresh peppers – to burgers is a great way to justify specialty prices and therefore create bigger profit margins.