Frequently Asked Questions from Chain Restaurants

Frequently Asked Questions

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Custom formulation. Are customized products available for specific needs of my restaurant operation?

Yes. Burke's research and development group has extensive experience in formulating products to match your recipe and meet the individual needs of restaurant chains and other customers. Minimum order requirements apply. For more information please visit R&D Expertise.

Private labels. Does Burke offer private labeling for my products?

Yes. Burke's private label program is available for both stock and custom products. Minimum order requirements apply.

Custom solutions. What are the advantages of a Custom Solution program?

As you grow your business, private label and custom formulated ingredients can support your brand-building strategies and help you manage control and consistency initiatives.

Minimum orders. What is the minimum order for direct shipments?

Burke's minimum for direct shipments is 2000 pounds. Smaller orders are generally facilitated through foodservice distributors.

Samples. How can I sample Burke products?

Contact the Burke sales manager for your region or complete our Sample Request Form and we will work with you to find the right product for your application.

Pricing. Can you send me a price list for Burke meats?

Please contact the Burke sales manager for your region to discuss pricing and availability.

Distribution. What are my distribution options?

We can ship directly to your restaurant chain's distribution center or work with your distributor partners.

Menu Ideas. Where can I find new menu ideas and applications for Burke fully cooked meats?

Burke is regularly adding menu ideas and recipes to our website and blog, Meat Your Ideas. To receive updates of the latest industry trends, menu ideas and marketing tips delivered directly to your inbox, we recommend that you subscribe to our blog.

Menu Innovation. How can Burke help me with menu innovation?

Please talk with your regional sales manager to discuss opportunities for collaborative menu innovation and the product development process for your fully cooked meat ingredients.

Shelf life. What shelf life may I expect for Burke meats?

Shelf life varies by product species, storage conditions and other variables. However, when kept frozen, most Burke meats have a shelf life of 6 months maximum.

Benefits. What are the benefits of fully cooked meat vs. raw meat?

Fully cooked meats require less time and training, provide greater consistency and avoid the food safety hazards of raw meat. For more information, visit Burke’s True Cost of Raw Calculator.

Portioning. How much sausage, beef, pepperoni, chicken or other fully cooked meat do I put on a pizza?

Download our free Pizza Toppings Portion Guide which gives you light, medium and heavy portions for 14 crust sizes.

Foodshows. Which foodshows is Burke attending this year?

Burke attends the International Pizza Expo™ in Las Vegas, NV and supports our distributor partners by attending many of their local shows. Contact us at sales_info@burkecorp.com for our upcoming tradeshow attendance.

Franchise meetings. How does Burke support chain franchise meetings?

Contact your sales manager to discuss how Burke can best support your upcoming franchise meeting.

Confidentiality. Will my recipe and other information be kept confidential?

Yes. We know your information is important to you, and that is important to us. We maintain strict confidentiality regarding all recipes, orders, and other customer information. In fact most product development projects start with a confidentiality agreement.

Complaints. Where do I submit a complaint or improvement opportunity?

Please contact your Sales Manager or call Customer Service at 800.654.1152.

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