The State of Burgers in the U.S. 2021

Green Chile Cheese Melt

“The burger brings people back to happy times – it’s nostalgic, comforting,” explains Chef Bradley Borchardt, Cargill Senior Corporate Chef of Innovation and Strategy, “it’s the closest thing the U.S. has to a staple food.” It was loved before the pandemic, needed during the pandemic, and will never play itself out … it’s an iconic,

The Total Burger

Prime Rib Burger Platter with Asparagus

The health halo is important Attributes such as “natural,” “organic” and “fresh” are increasingly important to health-conscious consumers. According to Bonnie, Riggs, restaurant industry analyst at The NPD Group, the industry is “definitely seeing a health movement, not a fad.”** So, try offering your signature burger “naked,” and served in a romaine lettuce wrap instead

FAQs: Answers to Common Burger Questions

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Q. Can I cook a burger to a customer’s desired doneness? A. For the safety of your operation and your patrons, Cargill follows the USDA recommendation to cook burger patties to an internal temperature of 160°F to kill most harmful bacteria. Use a calibrated meat thermometer to check the patty’s temperature in multiple locations to

The Importance of Proper Prep

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Following proper meat handling and cooking protocols not only protects your patrons, but your reputation as well. Cross-contamination is the most common culprit for foodborne illness, and requiring your employees to follow these guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help ensure the food you serve is as safe as it is

Fresh vs. Frozen: And The Winner Is…

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Think fresh burgers are always preferred over frozen? Think again! In recent testing, Cargill frozen burgers delivered a sensory experience comparable to fresh, with results showing little difference in consumer acceptability. Frozen scores higher in flavor and texture Cargill Frozen Tenderform Patties outscored fresh alternatives on some of the critical attributes that matter most to

Facts on Burger Fat

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1schweldandsons.com/blog/lean-vs-fat-perfect-burger-ratio Now, some facts that may surprise you: Research consistently shows 4-6 ounces of beef in a balanced diet supports good health2 About half the fatty acids in beef are monounsaturated, the same heart-healthy fat as olive oil2 About 1/3 of beef’s saturated fat is stearic acid, a fat which doesn’t raise cholesterol2 2Do Beef