Get ready for summer with fresh ideas that star the flavours of barbecue. Universally popular with deep roots in comfort and tradition, there’s big opportunity to thrill guests—without overtaxing back of house. Barbecue sauces offer a quick pathway to craveable flavours, from savoury-smoky notes to sweet-spicy tones, and from global flavours to seasonal cues. Start with Richardson Ultimate Barbecue Sauce, our No. 1 barbecue sauce in foodservice.1 Use it as a base for your sauce creativity or on its own as a ready-to-use sauce.
According to Technomic’s Ignite menu data (Q4 2020 – Q4 2021), these are the fastest growing flavours paired with barbecue sauces.
It’s easy to tap into trending flavours!
Start with Richardson Ultimate Barbecue Sauce, mix in a few ingredients, then give the sauce a signature name on your menu.
With quality you can trust, Richardson Ultimate Barbecue Sauce gives you consistency, stability and flavour balance. These add-ins give you quick signature sauces:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Thanks to barbecue sauce’s popularity among consumers and its versatility across menus, it’s often paired with fan favourites.
For inspiration, look to these top-menu items2 that feature barbecue sauce:
Interestingly, barbecue sauce ranks high on pizzas. According to Technomic’s Ignite menu data (Q4 2020 – Q4 2021), after tomato sauce, barbecue sauce is #2 in the pizza category. Get a competitive edge with trend-forward pizza offerings starring Richardson Ultimate Barbecue Sauce, adding its mild, smoky flavour.
Chicken wings are a perennial favourite. Make sure you have a flavourful, craveable barbecue sauce on offer.
Chef Thomas Heitz demos speed-scratch solutions, ideal for wings, pizza, burgers, ribs, and more—made with Richardson Ultimate Barbecue Sauce.
1 Source: Direct Link, 52 weeks ending Q4 2021
2 Source: Technomic Ignite menu data Q4 2020 to Q4 2021