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So, What Is IQF?

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Between managing food quality and safety, and balancing budgets and inventory, running a restaurant can be a lot to handle. IQF technology is playing its part in helping operators not just keep up but get ahead in the fast-paced restaurant world.

IQF Patty

What is an IQF patty? 

IQF stands for Individually Quick Frozen. 

Get Unbeatable High Quality 


Delicious Juiciness: IQF technology ensures you’ll get the same juiciness of a fresh patty; no tough freezer burn here.


Ideal Texture: Freezing patties quickly helps keep them from getting tough and secures the tenderness of the beef. 


Craveable Flavor: Create your operation’s signature bite with your own seasonings and ingredients. 


IQF patties are also offered in hand-formed shapes to help give them a “fresh-made” look. 

Experience Unmatched Convenience

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IQF patties arrive pre-formed, pre-sized and pre-seasoned. 

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Easily cook from frozen on a flattop, charbroil or open-flame grill. 

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Less prep means less wait for your customers and less labor for your kitchen. 

IQF burger with toppings

Going directly from freezer to cooktop greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination.  

Keep Costs Down

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Less prep means less wasted product and ingredients. 

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IQF patties can be stored for up to 12 months in a properly regulated commercial freezer.

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Much longer hold time compared to fresh burgers. For example, TNT™ Burgers hold for 3+ hours.

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TNT Burgers – Tasty n Tender

TNT™ Burgers

The premium IQF foodservice burger patties that deliver perfectly seasoned, fresh-from-the-grill taste, and superior tenderness and juiciness even after competitive hold times.

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Cedar Canyon®

The burger patties made exclusively from primal rib meat and no added ingredients that deliver an upscale flavor profile and demand a higher price point.

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Maverick® Burgers

The 100% pure beef, unseasoned burger patties that are proprietarily formed to be wider to provide superior bun coverage and to deliver a heartier burger eating experience.


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