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Sysco launches plant-based meatless patty in U.S.

Company worked extensively to ensure product had seasonings and meat-like texture similar to traditional burger.

Sysco Corp., the leading global foodservice distribution company, has launched Sysco Simply Plant-Based Meatless Burger Patty, a Sysco brand exclusive product, to its customers in the majority of its U.S. markets.

This plant-based burger is the latest offering from Sysco Simply, the company’s lifestyle brand designed to help foodservice operators meet growing consumer demand for flexible and customized menu choices. The Sysco Simply burger is a vegan, gluten-free, non-genetically modified organism soy patty with 18 g of plant-based protein per serving, helping foodservice operators deliver a flavorful and on-trend menu offering to consumers seeking plant-based alternatives.

According to NPD Group, “burgers represent the largest plant-based foodservice category.”

“One of the key features of the patty is the special spice blend,” said chef Neil Doherty, Sysco senior director, culinary development. “We worked extensively to ensure that we got the recipe just right. Our juicy Sysco Simply burger, with its exclusive combination of flavorful seasonings, has a hearty, meat-like texture and cooks within minutes, just like a traditional burger.”

In addition to the plant-based burger, Sysco Simply also has a ground meatless option that is made using the same ingredients but offers customers the flexibility to use the plant-based meatless product as an ingredient in a wide variety of recipes and dishes.

“Sysco developed Sysco Simply to offer our customers more of what they need to be successful in a competitive marketplace,” said Brian Todd, Sysco senior vice president of merchandising and marketing. “This launch and the Sysco Simply brand demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with innovative, versatile and easy-to-use product solutions. Our customers can feature these delicious plant-based burgers to keep their menu offerings fresh and relevant with today’s consumers.”

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