US Foods, Rosemont, Ill., unveiled its Summer Scoop 2017 product lineup entitled, "It’s a Matter of Choice.” Designed to help restaurants meet the evolving demands of the discerning diner, Summer Scoop features 24 versatile products that cater to a variety of opposing tastes.

“From socially conscious consumers to the specialized diets of food tribes, it’s becoming harder for groups of diners to visit a restaurant and find something on the menu that appeals to each of them,” says Stacie Sopinka, vice president of product development and innovation. “Within a party of four, it’s not uncommon to find at least one diner who is gluten-free or vegetarian while the others want to explore bolder, trending flavor combinations. When restaurants can expand the choices they offer consumers with a few simple additions to their existing menu, they win.”

Summer Scoop features a variety of meat and meatless options, including:

Patuxent Farms Chick-Arrones. What is said to be a first-to-market appetizer or topper, this protein dish is made from chicken thighs and chicken skin that is fried up to a crunchy perfection.  

Molly’s Kitchen meatless breaded boneless wings. These meatless breaded boneless wings are 100% vegetarian and feature a meat-free protein substitute for vegetarian diners.

Summer Scoop also entails baked goods such as:

Chef’s Line gluten-free Italian pizza crust. Made in Italy, this crust is completely gluten-free.

On the dairy side of things, Summer Scoop cools off menu options with:

Chef’s Line Strawberry Balsamic Swirled ice cream. This unique spin on a classic pairing blends real strawberries and a chef-inspired balsamic reduction, and is clean label and kosher.