There are times when the only solution to your problems is to relax and eat some comforting food. While stress-eating may not be the healthiest way to cope, that doesn’t stop most people from indulging in their favorite comfort foods when they’ve had a stressful day, feel sad, or simply want to eat something they know will be delicious.
In part one of this series, we discussed five different comfort foods you should consider adding to your menu to help your customers satisfy their comfort food cravings. As we continue with part two, we will discuss five more classic comfort foods that are sure to satisfy a large number of people.
If you need to upgrade your kitchen before you can make these comfort food dreams a reality, Taylor Freezer of Michigan is here to help! We offer an extensive selection of commercial food service equipment, making it easy to create delicious concoctions that are sure to have your customers coming back for more. Whether you’re in need of a new pressure smoker, you want to add freshly squeezed juice to your menu, or you simply need to upgrade your current refrigerator, our team can help. Contact your local Taylor Freezer sales representative to learn more about our commercial food service equipment and get started! In the meantime, continue reading below to learn about even more mouth-watering comfort foods to add to your menu.
Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles may be a fairly newer combo, but those who have tried it know that it’s unlike any other dish on the market. Some people prefer savory foods, others prefer sweet, but chicken and waffles gives your customers a wonderful combination of both, allowing you to satisfy multiple cravings at once! If you’re already offering both chicken tenders and waffles on your menu, adding this dish is easy! All you have to do is combine those two fan-favorites into one amazing dish that is sure to comfort your customers when they need it most.
Ice cream is a classic comfort food. What do women always reach for when they’ve broken up with their significant other? Ice cream. What goes with pretty much every sweet comfort food? Ice cream. With this frozen favorite, you really can’t go wrong, and there are many different ways you can add ice cream to your menu. You can offer your customers the option to customize their ice cream with different toppings, or you can turn ice cream into a milkshake and appeal to even more people!
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Chicken Pot Pie
Between the flaky crust, savory gravy, and the tender chicken, there’s no denying that a chicken pot pie is the equivalent to a hug for your insides. Chicken pot pies, when made correctly, have a way of reminding people of fond memories, so it only makes sense that this dish is another classic comfort food. You can add this dish to your menu year-round, but if you’re worried about people not ordering a chicken pot pie during the summer, you could always make it a seasonal item, which may lead people to believe that it’s special, therefore, make it more in-demand when you do put it on the menu.
Country Fried Steak
Country fried steak, chicken fried steak — regardless of what you call it, there’s no denying that this unique dish is comforting in all the right ways. The great thing about this dish is that it is perfect for any meal of the day. You can serve it with a side of eggs and gravy as a hearty breakfast, or you could offer it with a side of fries for lunch or dinner. People in Michigan love a good country meal, and there are times when that can be hard to find, so no matter how you choose to serve your country fried steak, it’s sure to be a big hit!
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
While there’s no denying that all of the foods we’ve mentioned are comforting, it’s safe to say that grilled cheese and tomato soup takes the cake. This combination is a time-honored recipe that can be hard to resist, especially if you’ve had a rough day or you need something to warm up your insides. If you choose to add grilled cheese and tomato soup to your menu, you can’t go wrong with the classic combo, or you could choose to mix it up. You could consider adding bacon to your grilled cheese or offer your customers a tomato basil bisque. If you’re worried your customers may be disappointed in the changes, you could always offer both, or you could just stick to the recipe you know they will love.
Contact Taylor Freezer of Michigan!
It’s never a bad idea to add more comfort foods to your menu, and if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen and your menu, Taylor Freezer of Michigan is here to help! Discover a variety of commercial food service equipment from some of the top brands in the industry, including Broaster, Taylor, Zummo, and more! Explore our website to view a selection of the appliances we carry, and contact your local Taylor Freezer sales representative to get started.
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