It’s official! The mighty burger has triumphed once again and has been named the nation’s number one dish purchased at dinner.*
For a burger to thrive its foundations needs to be right. The carrier is the most important element of any burger. There is a lot of pressure on vendors to choose the right bun to accompany their menus. Different Burgers suit different buns, but are you serving the right buns on your menus?
Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Group are the masters of bread making! Kara believe that a good crafted burger should be of a pillow soft texture on the inside but have a strong exterior structure to hold up against any succulent juices that may run once a loaded burger has been bitten into. Kara’s NPD team believe a bun should always compliment its fillings and should never distract from the wealth of flavours.
But, with so many buns on the market, how do you know which bun is right for your menus?
Kara have made that decision simple. To celebrate National Burger Day they have put together their top 3 Burger carriers that everyone should have on their menus.
Vegan Brioche Style Bun
If you’re looking for a one bun fits all for your menus, look no further than Kara’s Brioche Style Bun. With its sweet a buttery taste, brioche is a ‘hero’ ingredient when it comes to Burger making. It adds a sweet yet versatile flavour, making it a diverse bun capable of adopting to any style of burger, whether that’s a traditional British Bacon Blue or an in-vogue tangy BBQ Pulled Pork Burger topped with Zesty Slaw.
However, Kara’s Brioche Bun has a twist. It has the same flavour and texture profile of a traditional butter brioche, but, it is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, as this product is baked without diary; it even has the accreditation to prove as such. If you want to avoid cross contamination in kitchen this bun is the one for you. It is also available readily sliced for added convenience.
With this bun the possibilities are endless.
If you’re serving classic American Style Burgers on menus, Kara’s Potato Bun is the one for you. The Bun is made with added potato flakes, making for a strong and sturdier burger option. With it being reported that consumers now order delivery on average of two times per week,* the Potato Bun has been created to withstand transport and can be packaged in foil, paper and cardboard and remain intact.
The Potato brings its own unique flavour profile, whilst it still remains sweet, it can lend itself pleasantly to a traditional Ham Burger but it is also the perfect partner for chicken, fish and veggie burger options.
Who doesn’t love a bun that can do everything?
The Sourdough Bun is the newest bun to the burger range. The bun is softer in texture than other buns in the range but its exterior remains slightly crisp, due to the added rice cones on top, adding a further layer to its structure. The baked rice cones also allow for a crispy golden visual appearance to really give your burgers the WOW! Factor, making for the perfect instagramable post.
This bun is softer than other buns in the gourmet family, but as this is made for a sponge base to allow the bread absorbs juices and flavour well and can accompany a wealth of flavours and aromas.
With consumers now continuing to demand more creative menu listings chefs are now dressing burgers with more adventurous flavour profiles; Kara’s Sourdough Burger Bun is definitely a burger bun to explore.
*All data collected from MCA Allegra, 2020