Tyson Foodservice Unveils New C-Store Products

The products are protein-packed and ‘perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go.’

January 18, 2024

Tyson Foodservice announced what it described as “a dynamic portfolio catering to cravings across dayparts” across convenience store dining.

The company highlighted Hillshire Farm Stuffed Croissants, a blend of flaky croissants and meats in a category that has seen close to 50% year-over-year menu penetration growth, according to Dataessential. Available in varieties such as ham and cheddar and pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, Hillshire Farm Stuffed Croissants offer a protein-packed snack or entrée that's quick and easy to retherm in a TurboChef oven, conventional oven or microwave. The company said the product appears on-menu at a top-five QSR chain “and is extremely well-liked, outperforming nearly all other breakfast pastry items and getting a four-star rating for uniqueness.”

Tyson Foodservice also highlighted its trio of Pierre Melts, available in Philly cheesesteak, cheesy bacon, and BBQ pulled pork. “With 49% of U.S. sandwich restaurant menus featuring ‘toasted,’ Pierre Melts stand out as a convenient and protein-packed solution,” according to the company. The packaging crisps the buttered, Texas toast bread while microwaving, delivering a toasty exterior and melty interior in just 45-60 seconds. According to Tyson Foodservice, the pre-assembled and pre-toasted sandwiches are an “affordable, quality snack that satisfies the demand for speedy, protein-packed sandwiches in the convenience store landscape.”

In October, NACS Daily covered the rise of breakfast sandwiches, which were the fastest-growing item at QSRs and convenience stores in 2023 according to Circana. The growth occurred at the expense of cereal, which has been in decline for years.