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Research shows that half of all restaurants in the U.S. offer strawberries on the menu…does yours?

Strawberries showed up in more than 100 new menu items with nearly a dozen fresth strawberry french toast options alone!

Strawberries on the Menu

Strawberries showed up in more than 100 new menu items and LTOs in just the past few months – with nearly a dozen fresh strawberry French toast options alone! Eleven items at Coco's Restaurant & Brewery featured fresh strawberries, and at Jamba Juice, the Strawberry Juice Refresher features "strawberries so fresh, their driver's licenses still list 'The Patch' as their primary residence."

Blueberries on the Rise

Blueberries are among the top 15 fruits menued by chain restaurants, with total blueberry mentions on overall menus (quick-service, family, fast casual, casual, mid-scale, fine dining) seeing more than 100% growth from 2007 to 2013. Specifically, fresh blueberry mentions on overall menus saw 82% growth from 2007 to 2010 and 176% growth by 2013.

Fresh blueberry mentions on menus saw 82% growth from 2007-2010 and 176% growth by 2013.

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Tom Smith
Director of Foodservice

"More restaurants are designing their menus with food transparency in mind, advertising their ingredients as being free of GMOs, hormones, and more. Cal Giant berries are always non GMO, and we practice transparency in our farming practices every day."

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