When it comes to fan favourites, it’s hard to beat pizza. The challenge is making yours stand out from the competition. What do today’s consumers want? What sauces and flavours are trending? How can you give your pizza a competitive edge? Whether you go traditional or modern on your build, Kraft Heinz Foodservice is your pizza HQ, with a great variety of tomatoes, sauces, cheeses and dipping cups.
Variety, it seems, is a common request from millennial consumers, evidenced through the success of the fast-casual pizza model, where personalized cheeses, sauces and toppings are the order of the day. What’s hot in pizza sauce? Technomic reports the top eight trending pizza sauces: Sriracha, sweet chili, Parmesan cream, wing, plum tomato, hollandaise, barbecue and Alfredo.
Cheese on Top
Cheese makes the pizza, giving it structure, savouriness and just the right amount of stretch. The top cheeses, according to Technomic, are mozzarella, cheddar, feta and Parmesan. Provolone, smoked cheese and Pepper Jack appeal to the core pizza consumer. Kraft Heinz has what you need—from Kraft Parmesan Cheese to Kraft Tex-Mex Shreds.
Datassential reports a growth in Indian mash-up flavours on menued pizzas in Canada. Butter chicken on pizzas has gone up 143% in the last four years while tandoori chicken has increased by 64%, according to Datassential MenuTrends 2018. Kraft Heinz offers a number of global sauces, including Richardson Ultimate Butter Chicken Sauce and Richardson Ultimate Korean Barbecue Sauce.
Whether you go with a global mash-up build that stars Korean barbecue sauce and pulled chicken or a more classic pizza topped with mozzarella cheese, the devil is in the details. Attention to flavour and quality help make offerings stand out, with flourishes of interesting cheese combinations and craveable sauces.
You’re just steps away from signature pizzas! Kraft Heinz Foodservice chefs have translated today’s trending pizza flavours into three menu-ready builds. Each recipe leverages the quality, ease of use and on-trend flavor profiles of Kraft Heinz products.
Raging Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Parmesan Roasted Garlic
Kale & Artichoke Pizza
Spread with Philadelphia Cream Cheese; top with Kraft 3-Cheese Blend, Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese, marinated artichokes, kale and sun-dried tomatoes; finish with a drizzle of Renée’s Mighty Caesar Dressing.
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Spread with Escalon Allegro Classic Italian Pizza Sauce; top with Kraft Mild Cheddar and Monterey Jack Blend Shredded Cheese, ground beef and bacon; finish with pickle, onion, iceberg lettuce and a drizzle of Kraft Bistro Sauce.
Menu mentions of cheeseburger pizzas have grown 23% on menus over the last four years, according to Datassential Canadian MenuTrends 2018.