Processed Idaho Potatoes Find a Place on Menus

August 24, 2015

Potatoes hold an important position on foodservice menus as a foundation for profitable snacks, appetizers, side dishes, and entrées. Extensively menued in every segment (81.8 percent penetration), all potato styles are sold into foodservice where processed potatoes account for 78 percent of the volume. Of the processed portion, frozen potatoes represent 61 percent (by far the largest use of potatoes in the U.S.), chips 9 percent, dehydrated 5 percent, and refrigerated 3 percent.

Little wonder then that processed potatoes are popular among foodservice operators. Made from top quality Idaho potatoes, frozen potatoes are available in a wide range of cuts…