Are you offering the pick of the season? It is peak blueberry season, and, whether it takes the form of a breakfast, dessert, or side item, the up-and-coming super fruit is finding its way to more menus across the quick-serve industry. It is a favorite this time of year with the frozen yogurt shop crowd.
One quick-serve that is featuring blueberries is Dairy Queen; they offer blueberries as toppings for sundaes, shakes, and malts, and is testing them in the breakfast daypart with yogurt parfaits. The company’s Orange Julius brand also features blueberries as a stand-alone item, paired with acai berries, or in smoothies.
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has been working on modernizing blueberries’ image, re positioning them as “little blue dynamos” in an effort to target the ever-important Millennial generation. The USHBC hopes to double blueberry consumption by the end of the decade.
The organization recently held a three-day chef immersion at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, to promote ways in which blueberries can be featured on menus. More than a dozen chefs and foodservice professionals representing both quick-service and full-service restaurants gathered at the CIA for blueberry tutelage, tasting, and tinkering.
How are you using these “little blue dynamos” this season? Are they toppings for your frozen yogurt, a featured ingredient in your smoothies or incorporated into your menu with limited time offers. However you use this healthy, summertime fruit Calypso has the best pos system sales for a yogurt store, café or quick-serve. Our point of sale software system allows you to add these seasonal or daily specials with ease! Calypso has a complete turn- key package for frozen yogurt shops. Calypso PSO has a built in QuickBooks integration, kitchen video displays, inventory management, barcode scanning, digital surveillance integration, employee time clock and a labor scheduling module. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 and let our experts show you how using our POS system is a breeze!