National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has launched a new range of fresh chicken products as part of a campaign to help restaurants improve flavour, quality and margins.
The new air-chilled chicken range is cooled using purified air instead of cold water, which results in zero water retention, improved flavour and less chance of contamination. It consists of fresh calibrated chicken breast fillets (90-110g, 2x5kg), skin-off boneless chicken thighs (2x5kg) and boneless chicken legs (skin-on and skin-off, 2x5kg).
Prices start from just £30.99 / 2x5kg – 31p per chicken breast fillet (90-110g) when customers pay online by card. See the full range of chicken products by clicking here.
JJ group general manager Terry Larkin comments: ”The pre-cut chicken breast, typically used for breaded burgers, helps takeaways to save time, reduce waste and support portion control.”
The new products are part of JJ's Think Fresh Chicken campaign, encouraging shops to realise the benefits of fresh chicken. It is supported by a number of YouTube videos featuring cooking and serving suggestions for each product.
All the chicken cuts can be barbecued, griddled or breaded and fried.
JJ customer Kebabland, a Harrow-based restaurant and takeaway, uses skin-on chicken leg to make its popular chicken doner, which delivers an excellent margin.
“A chicken doner costs the caterer just £1 per portion – that's an 85% margin when sold at £6.50 per kebab,” said Terry.