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 ensure it is properly cooked all the way through.
Q. Why use a seasoned patty?
A. Our seasoned patties – including our TNT™ Burger products – are already infused with a robust, beefy flavor that maximizes the taste experience while minimizing added prep. You can confidently serve seasoned patties knowing they will deliver flavor without extra back-of-the-house work, saving on labor and prep time while increasing operational excellence.
Q. What are the advantages to using a frozen versus a fresh offering?
A. The biggest benefit of frozen patties is the control they give you. Many patties – such as our TNT™ Burgers – are Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) for added convenience and are made to be cooked from a frozen state. This allows you to cut prep time, save labor and reduce shrink while simplifying handling and storage. It’s worth noting that, in many taste tests, frozen patties perform as well as fresh in terms of flavor delivery, texture, juiciness and mouthfeel.
Q. What are the advantages to using a fresh versus a frozen offering?
A. The “fresh” movement has a loyal following among restaurant goers, and new technologies are helping to overcome traditional “fresh” concerns such as shelf life.
Q. Do you offer “natural” patty options?
A. Our Cedar Canyon® products are naturally crafted* with no added ingredients, to help you capitalize on this growing trend and serve up the “natural” offerings consumers are demanding more and more. The Cedar Canyon® brand features a prime rib burger sure to satisfy consumer preferences for upscale flavor profiles.
*Minimally processed, no artificial ingredients
Q. I need a product that is gluten free with no added MSG.