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How to Properly Disinfect Your Operation


September 18, 2020

The current pandemic has placed proper sanitation center stage. Food safety is a top issue for your customers and providing a clean, sanitized environment must be a primary focus everyday.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that bleach is capable of killing dangerous bacteria (E-Coli, Salmonella, Streptococcus), as well as viruses like the common cold, flu and COVID 19, which means it is an excellent alternative for disinfecting.

Soap and water should be used to clean surfaces routinely, and adding bleach is suggested if appropriate for the surface. When using bleach, use these steps to safely disinfect surfaces:

Wear disposable gloves

Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper application and ventilation

Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaner

Information from rjschinner.com. Contact THS Foodservice to learn more about how we can serve all your foodservice needs!



5 Strategies for Operations to Succeed in the New Normal


September 10, 2020

As the pandemic continues, businesses have been reopening, and customer preferences and habits have changed significantly. There are several strategies that will help operations thrive during this time.

1. Be resourceful and think outside the box: Restaurants should try to utilize outdoor space by transforming parking lots into dining areas. This allows them to be properly distanced to ensure proper safety regulations. Because indoor dining is unavailable in many places and revenue is lower than normal, restaurants need to take advantage of every sales channel available. Many operators have added takeout, third-party delivery, ordering on their websites, and even mobile ordering on-site.

2. Focus on convenience, for your customers and your staff: Convenience has become incredibly important, and restaurants should have well placed signage and instructions with accessible menus, whether that be physical or digital. Show guests how to use a QR code or mobile ordering, making it as simple as possible. Staff should also have an easy system with taking and managing orders.

3. Use the right technology: Your platform should support all of your sales channels easily, allowing you to add new ones if necessary. The devices should also be easy to move and repurposed. This flexibility will help keep things running smoothly in your operation.

4. Experiment to determine what approach works best for your business: Having the right model and ordering concept will help your operation stand out. Find creative ways to present QR code signage and change your menu design. To boost sales, offer retail items and merchandise. Try to find out what works and what doesn't for your business.

5. Optimize everything: With many new sales channels and models, try to decide what is driving success. It helps give you insights on what needs improvement and what is excelling.

Knowing answers to these questions will allow you to have the greatest impact on your business. Operations that continuously strive to make their business better will succeed in the market, whatever it may bring. THS Foodservice is here to help supply all foodservice needs -- contact us today for more information!

To read on, visit Total Food Service.



Enjoy Delicious Fried Chicken Sandwiches with THS Foodservice!


September 3, 2020

Fried chicken sandwiches seem to be all people are talking about lately. This is because it is incredibly universal and always a crowd-pleaser. With delicious soft bread, pickles, and a high-quality piece of chicken, no one can resist it. Additional ingredients can be added to make it sweet or spicy, too. It is complex, yet simple. It is a food truck staple, a diner classic, and a best-seller at an endless number of restaurants.

People may have the option of getting fried chicken at popular fast food chains, but nothing is better than a sandwich with fresh and high-quality ingredients from a local restaurant. There are many different ways to prepare this sandwich. It comes with contrasts in temperature -- in most cases, hot chicken with some type of cool sauce, whether that be a mayo or spicy aioli. For whatever ingredients are chosen, quality is very important and can make or break the sandwich.

THS Foodservice has all of the ingredients that are needed to create a masterpiece of a fried chicken sandwich. Whether it be spicy coleslaw with jalapeños and sriracha aioli or pickles with hot honey, we can assist you in adding the perfect fried chicken sandwich guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of every customer. Contact us today to learn more!



Keep Up with Consumer Cravings!


August 27, 2020

There are various needs that customers are wanting when eating from restaurants. Over the past few years, diners have gravitated towards spicier flavors, easy add-on options, and intriguing flavors. Being accommodating to the consumer is vital to helping your operation succeed.

Convenient, easy-add options: More than half of consumers that were surveyed by Technomic said that adding flavor to their food appeals to them. This can be via dips, condiments, or marinades. As everyone's lives get busier, offering customization in your operation can help you stand out from competitors. Because consumers are turning to takeout and delivery more often, portable, single-serve condiments make it easy to offer the flavors that customers are looking for.

Interesting flavors make for an intriguing menu: Consumers are more likely to order a particular dish if it comes with a sauce that is unique, too. Tabasco offers different flavors of heat, depending on what the dish is. From a guava and pineapple hot sauce for something like macaroni and cheese, to a sriracha sauce for a "breakfast pizza" with bacon, sausage, cheddar, and jalapeños.

Adding sauces and flavors to dishes will increase your customer satisfaction and sales. Restaurants do not need to revamp their entire menu to cater to this need -- just a few added side condiments are all you need! Luckily, THS Foodservice can help add delicious flavor to the menu. Contact us today to see how we can help your operation!

To read more, visit Food Service Director



Get Ahead and Delight Your Customers with Tasty Appetizers


August 20, 2020

An appetizer is a tremendous opportunity to engage your customers and provide a couple of delicious bites promised to tease them of what is coming next. Small plates help form a strong first impression and serve as a delectable introduction to the main course. A scrumptious appetizer will immediately set the tone for a memorable dining experience and help your operation stand out from the competition.

Offering an appetizer menu that features a variety of popular flavors has several important benefits. First, it helps appeal to customers with all types of taste preferences. There are appetizers with many different flavor profiles: sweet or savory, mild or spicy, and everything in between. Providing options for all kinds of eating preferences is a great method to increase overall customer appeal. Another benefit of a diverse appetizer menu is that it gives your customers the ability to try foods from different cultures. Whether it is crispy bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a taste of Italy to traditional, American-style chicken wings, appetizers are a wonderful way to showcase the best flavors from around the world, which is a great method to help expand your customer base.

Introducing new appetizers starts with quality ingredients, and THS Foodservice has what you need. We carry a broad range of fresh products that will make it easy to add tasty new innovations and bolster any appetizer menu. As a trusted local supplier for over 60 years, our experienced team is here with fresh products and innovative ideas to help your operation succeed!



5 Foodservice Trends for the Remainder of 2020


Get Ahead and Delight Your Customers with Tasty Appetizers


August 20, 2020

An appetizer is a tremendous opportunity to engage your customers and provide a couple of delicious bites promised to tease them of what is coming next. Small plates help form a strong first impression and serve as a delectable introduction to the main course. A scrumptious appetizer will immediately set the tone for a memorable dining experience and help your operation stand out from the competition.

Offering an appetizer menu that features a variety of popular flavors has several important benefits. First, it helps appeal to customers with all types of taste preferences. There are appetizers with many different flavor profiles: sweet or savory, mild or spicy, and everything in between. Providing options for all kinds of eating preferences is a great method to increase overall customer appeal. Another benefit of a diverse appetizer menu is that it gives your customers the ability to try foods from different cultures. Whether it is crispy bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a taste of Italy to traditional, American-style chicken wings, appetizers are a wonderful way to showcase the best flavors from around the world, which is a great method to help expand your customer base.

Introducing new appetizers starts with quality ingredients, and THS Foodservice has what you need. We carry a broad range of fresh products that will make it easy to add tasty new innovations and bolster any appetizer menu. As a trusted local supplier for over 60 years, our experienced team is here with fresh products and innovative ideas to help your operation succeed!



5 Foodservice Trends for the Remainder of 2020


August 13, 2020

Foodservice looks much different today than it did five months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced rapid change and adjustment throughout the industry. As operators do their best to adapt on the fly, several prominent food trends among consumers have developed.

The pandemic has shifted what many customers are currently looking for and expecting in a “socially distanced” dining experience. Here are five trends to watch for that will help your operation beat the pandemic and finish 2020 on a high note:

1.Create your dining environment as a COVID-19 getaway for customers

2.Highlight hearty comfort foods, which are popular and in demand

3.Optimize your online ordering capability

4.Offer health-conscious meals to help customers avoid the “Quarantine 15” weight gain

5.Look for new ways to offer contactless dining

For operators to succeed in the COVID-19 era, it is crucial to offer the quality food customers crave that will keep them coming back for more. Incorporating these top trends into your business will help boost customer satisfaction and sustain sales through 2020.

THS Foodservice is the local supplier you need for a hot finish this summer. We have served Hamilton County with fresh ingredients, competitive pricing, and unparalleled customer service for over 60 years. Our products make it easy to create a menu of summer specials promised to please your customers – BBQ chicken sandwiches, chicken caesar wraps, tasty coleslaw, and more! Contact our team of foodservice professionals TODAY to see how we can satisfy all your needs this summer!

For more information about these trends, read on at Fast Casual.



Summer Fixin’s from THS Foodservice


August 5, 2020

Special Prices Only Running for Two Weeks – Place Your Order Now

Nothing hits the spot on a long, hot Summer day than the unmistakable taste and smell of delicious, smokey BBQ. As the end of summer draws near, the time to act is NOW – THS Foodservice is your solution for the best summertime menu in town.

A trusted local supplier, THS Foodservice is dedicated to providing the fresh ingredients YOU need for all the most popular summer fixin’s. Check out the featured items below that will delight your customers and keep them coming back all summer long!

BBQ Has Never Tasted Better with Fresh Products from Elm Hill Meats

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Item # 64040 | MFG # 1546 CAROLIN Pulled Pork BBQ Vinegar 2/5 LB $2.00 OFF

Item # 64045 | MFG # 1543 Pulled Pork BBQ/Sauce 10 LB $2.00 OFF

Item # 64198 | MFG # 1540 White Meat Chicken BBQ w/Sauce 2/5 LB $2.00 OFF

Item # 64315 | MFG # 0109 All Meat Wiener 8/1 - 6" 1/10 LB $1.00 OFF

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Item # 64525 | MFG # 1080 Rope Style Smoked Sausage 1/10 LB $1.00 OFF

Hot Items from Father Sam’s Selling Fast – Get Yours While Supplies Last

Item # 56680 | UPC # 86103 Sliced "Sam-Wich" Bread 4"x 4" 12/8CT | CSE $2.00 OFF

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PRICES VALID AUG 5 – 14

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Fresh Ingredients for Comfort Food Classics


July 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many areas of foodservice for a loop. Operators have been forced to adjust to new sanitation measures, dining restrictions, and other regulations to prioritize health. Meanwhile, customers are still expecting quality food that brightens their day and brings a smile to their face. While there are many “food genres” that customers will appreciate and enjoy, nothing compares to a steaming plate of lip-smacking comfort food.

When people order comfort food, they expect familiar flavors, mouthwatering tastes, and fond memories of better times. This demands two things: quality recipes and fresh ingredients. Every operator has their own best-selling menu items that set them apart from the competition, whether it is a fried chicken special or innovative creamed corn specialty. Where your restaurant has the opportunity to truly stand out is a steadfast commitment to fresh ingredients …and THS Foodservice is the local solution.

THS Foodservice has served Hamilton County operators with premium products, competitive pricing, and unparalleled customer service for over 60 years. Our team understands what you need for delicious cheeseburgers, rich Mac N’ Cheese, and hearty meatloaf that reminds customers of their favorite family recipe. Now more than ever, customers are looking for good memories in their dining experience, and THS Foodservice is here to help.



THS Foodservice – YOUR Supplier for Quality Chicken


July 24, 2020

Chicken is a menu staple across the nation. A crucial ingredient to any operator, it is a rare ingredient that can be featured as an appetizer, side, or entrée. It can be prepared many tasty ways—fried, grilled, or baked—and is a delicious option for dine-in, to-go, or even as leftovers.

Well-prepared fried chicken travels well, therefore many operators have offered hefty portions of it on take-out menus that feed a large group. Fried chicken and its sides are also comfort food, which helps ease stress and “soothes the soul”, something much needed in today’s world.

Chicken is also a key ingredient in adding light, health-conscious plates to the menu. When grilled, it is a lean meat that features substantial nutritional value. Paired with steamed vegetables and warm brown rice, grilled chicken is an ideal option that fits the diet and pleases the taste buds.

From a plate of hearty comfort food to a healthy innovation, THS Foodservice has the high-quality chicken you need to delight your customers. Our team of foodservice professionals offer custom foodservice solutions that provide exactly what YOU need to succeed. Meat, dairy, vegetables, eggs, non-foods…you name it, we got it. Call THS Foodservice today for premium quality, unparalleled customer service, and a trusted supplier you can count on.

For more detailed information about how chicken is being used in foodservice today, visit Nation’s Restaurant News.



A Local Supplier YOU Can Count On


July 17, 2020

Quality food relies on quality ingredients. The best recipes, chefs, and menu ideas will consistently fail to deliver if fresh ingredients are not used. Whether it is meat, produce, or French fries, customers instantly notice poor quality in the food they are served. This will slow sales, destroy customer satisfaction, and damage your reputation.

A sincere commitment to using quality ingredients solves this problem. The first step in this direction is selecting a supplier that you can trust to consistently provide excellent products your customers will love. Using a local supplier has several natural advantages. The close proximity makes it easy for a local supplier to bring fresh ingredients whenever they are needed. As another member of the community, a local supplier understands what you need to grow and will work with you to bring custom solutions tailored for your operation. THS Foodservice is that local supplier, and we are here to help.

THS Foodservice is a locally owned, broadline distributor based in Chattanooga, TN. With over 3,000 frozen, refrigerated, and dry products available for delivery, our warehouse has all the fresh products you need for delicious food guaranteed to please your customers. Since 1958, we have been serving Hamilton County with premium quality, competitive pricing, and superior customer service – it is the only way we know how to operate.

Our team at THS Foodservice looks forward to bringing these core values to YOUR business soon – call us today to see how we can help keep your customers happy and coming back again and again!



Chattanooga's Dependable Foodservice Supplier


March 1, 2020

During these trying times, Chattanooga's THS Foodservice wants to reassure our residential and commercial customers that we remain open for business as usual. Over the past sixty-three (63) years we have built a reputation for being a trusted and dependable supplier.

We proudly stock 3000+ items that are available either for delivery ($250 min) within our delivery area or pick-up at our warehouse. These include sought after items such as:

  • Toilet paper and paper towels by the case
  • Frozen chicken breasts (case of 2 - 10# bags)
  • Hamburger patties (10# box)
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Bleach
  • Bottled waters and so much more!

Our refrigerated and frozen foods are maintained in strict accordance with FDA temperature guidelines in our USDA inspected warehouse. Call or stop by and check us out today.