Consumers love pork – in fact, it’s been the fastest growing protein in foodservice since 2011.* Operators are taking advantage of the demand, and adding more pork dishes to the menu. From a Ham Steak-stuffed Omelette to Roasted Maple Tenderloin with apple-maple chutney, pork is the perfect way to build excitement and flavor on menus. Read our report to see where pork is making a statement.

  • Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is offering a Roasted Maple Pork Tenderloin on their seasonal menu – maple-apple brined, flame-broiled, pan-roasted and drizzled with cider au jus. (105 units, HQ in Nashville, TN)
  • Old Chicago Pizza has added two new pork items to their menu: (99 units, HQ in Louisville, CO)
    • BBQ Pork Ravioli – barbecue pulled pork wrapped in pasta and lightly fried, served with ranch or signature barbecue sauce
    • Beer Bratwurst and Cheese Calzone – bratwurst, lager-braised caramelized onions and mushrooms topped with a blend of mozzarella, ricotta and Asiago cheeses and baked inside a braided crust, served with mustard cheese sauce and fresh green onions
  • Subway is offering a limited time Pulled Pork Crunch Sub. Available in the Midwest, this sub features pulled pork marinated in hickory barbecue sauce and topped with chili cheese Fritos and shredded cheese on a choice of bread. (27,318 units, HQ in Milford, CT)

  • Noodles & Co is featuring a Mexican Pork Adobo Bowl made with slow-braised pork, cavatappi noodles, red onion, roasted mushrooms, olives, sour cream, lime and cilantro in a smoky adobo sauce. (533 units, HQ in Broomfield, CO)
  • Village Inn is offering a limited time breakfast special – the Ultimate Ham Steak and Four Cheese Omelette. This thick-cut ham steak is stuffed in an omelette made with Philadelphia cream cheese, then topped with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, pepper jack queso and chopped hickory-smoked bacon. Served with buttermilk pancakes and golden hash browns. (212 units, HQ in Denver, CO)
  • Cici’s Pizza is menuing a Kansas City Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza as part of the Road Trip’n Taste Tour. The pizza features tender pulled pork, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and shredded Cheddar cheese. (429 units, HQ in Coppell, TX)
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit added Fancy Pork Butcher Tacos made with pulled pork topped with creamy cabbage slaw and rib rub. (560 units, HQ in Dallas, TX)

  • Atlanta Bread is menuing a Kale, Italian Sausage and Parmesan soup for a limited time, featuring sautéed kale, sweet and savory sausage and shaved Parmesan whisked with a touch of cream and served with a fluffy, fresh-baked French baguette. (36 units, HQ in Smyrna, GA)
  • Blimpie Subs & Salads is offering a Meatball and Sausage Piadina smothered in marinara with melted provolone, roasted red peppers and Parmesan. (334 units, HQ in Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Johnny Carino’s is menuing Gumbo for a limited time, made with smoked Andouille sausage, chicken, rice and okra. (63 units, HQ in Austin, TX)
  • Goodcents has added two new Sensible sandwiches to the menu: (80 units, HQ in De Soto, KS)
    • Skinny Italian Sensible Sandwich – salami, turkey, tomatoes, giardiniera and lettuce on a sprouted whole grain roll
    • Spicy Ham Sensible Sandwich – ham, spicy capicola, pepper jack, tomatoes, spicy mustard and jalapeños on a sprouted whole grain roll

  • Mimi’s Cafe added Jambalaya Pasta, made with Andouille sausage, chicken, red and green bell peppers and onions sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce. (99 units, HQ in Dallas, TX)
  • La Madeleine French Bakery is offering a Tomato Basil and Bacon Croque Monsieur served with a side of tomato basil soup. (84 units, HQ in Dallas, TX)
  • Perkins Family Restaurant has added three new pork items to the great American breakfast menu: (377 units, HQ in Memphis, TN)
    • Heartland Sausage and Cheese Smasher – smoked sausage, grilled green peppers, onions, Cheddar cheese and cheese sauce topped with two eggs and served on crispy smashed tots
    • Southwest Breakfast Burrito – chorizo sausage, salsa, scrambled eggs, American and pepper jack cheeses, red peppers, onions and smashed tots in a warm flour tortilla, served with salsa and sour cream
    • California Avocado Benedict – two basted eggs, Applewood bacon, sliced avocado, oven-roasted tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, hollandaise and garlic seasoning on grilled English muffin

*2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, Technomic, Inc.