Coatings and batters play a big role in how fries carry and hold their heat. Whether consumers are waiting for their order to be delivered to their door or table, the end goal is fries that keep their crunch no matter where they end up. Operators should look for french fry products that are coated or battered to ensure they can hold their shape and heat longer.
With the right coating and batter, fries can withstand the test of time and exceed traditional hold parameters by staying crispy for up to 30 minutes.
Coated and battered fries give restaurant operators the opportunity to showcase flavor creativity and craft signature recipes. And with longer hold times, these fries are an ideal base for topped & loaded dishes. According to Ignite menu data, U.S. menu trends for 2021’s fourth quarter reported that loaded fries had a 15.3% year-over-year growth and chili cheese fries grew 7.1%. For operators looking for new ways to innovate with fries, loading them up with craveable toppings can be one way to go.