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Comfort Amidst Chaos

With the ongoing pandemic, painful inflation, job worries and family concerns, American consumers are just plain stressed out. And nothing brings relief like hot, hearty comfort foods that remind them of simpler and more joyous days gone by. Research proves it:

  • In high-stress times, people long for thenurturing and nostalgic effect of comfort foods1
  • 81%of consumers consider beef a comfort food and 23% said prime rib is one of their most-often-eaten cuts of steak1
  • Sandwiches are found on5% of menus and rank #2 on the list of most common comfort foods on menus today2

Content courtesy of Cargill Foodservice

12019 Technomic: Center of the Plate, Beef and Pork Consumer Trend Report

22021 Datassential: Comfort Food Report