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Join the Dark Side with New Tyson Food Service Dark Meat Offerings

May 17, 2016 Industry News
Industry News

According to Tom Super, vice president of communications, The National Chicken Council, consumers and operators are choosing dark chicken meat dishes because of the flavor, its popularity in ethnic dishes, its cost point and its positive attributes for direct heat on the grill. There’s also a rise of celebrity chefs utilizing dark meat chicken on TV food shows, so consumers are seeing how dark chicken meat is used as an ingredient and center-of-the-plate protein.

To meet this growing trend, Tyson Food Service expanded the Tyson Dark Meat Chicken portfolio. The portfolio includes options from taco meat to drumsticks to chicken strips to sausage patties, creating endless versatility across the entire menu for operators. Plus, its typically priced more favorably than traditional beef or pork options.

Tyson Dark Meat Chicken Product Overview

Multiple options from taco meat to sausage patties create endless versatility across the entire menu

Typically priced more favorably than traditional beef or pork options, which allows schools to change up the menu while offering a more affordable alternative to beef and pork

Allows K-12 directors to get the most out of their protein dollars with versatile nutritious dark meat chicken options

Dark meat chicken is loaded with health benefits including protein and essential minerals and vitamins

One serving of dark meat has 300 percent the Vitamin A of ground beef

The zinc in dark meat chicken contributes to healthy growth and development

Iron found in dark meat chicken is important for life-long brain function

Dark meat chicken has 1/3 of the total saturated fat of ground beef

Tyson Dark Meat Chicken Products

Tyson Whole Grain Breaded Dark Meat Bites

Tyson®Wei Café Teriyaki Flavored Dark Meat

Strips with Teriyaki Sauce

Tyson Wei Café Breaded Dark Meat Chunks with

Tangerine Sauce

Tyson Wei Café Breaded Dark Meat Chunks with

General Tso's Sauce

Tyson Dark Meat Strips

Tyson Fajita Dark Meat Strips

Tyson Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Tyson Mesquite Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Tyson Buffalo Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Tyson Whole Grain Breaded Traditional

Drumsticks

Tyson All Natural, Low Sodium Shredded Chicken Reverse Blend (35/65)

Tyson All Natural, Low Sodium Chicken Crumble

Tyson Chicken Taco Meat

BONICI Chicken Meatballs (0.87 oz.)

Tyson Sliced Black Forest Chicken Ham

BONICI Sliced Chicken Pepperoni

Tyson Whole Grain Chicken Sausage Bites (0.39 oz.)

Tyson Chicken Sausage Patties (1.43 oz.)

Tyson Chicken Burger (2.4 oz.)

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