With hot dogs becoming one of the fastest growing menu items in the UK, AAK Foodservice has launched a premium range called Uncle John’s Signature Hot Dogs.
Made from the finest cuts of smoked pork along with herbs and spices, the bockwurst sausages are traditionally smoked in an authentic Beechwood smoker and are available in a variety of lengths, from 14.5cm to 29cm, and four pack sizes, 10 × 50g, 7 × 72g, 7 × 90g and 9 × 140g.
According to research by Horizons, hot dogs featured on 85% more menus in 2014 than in 2013 and have even nudged scampi and chips off the top 20 menu items.
To coincide with the launch, AAK have come up with 10 ways that friers can easily add value to hot dogs and charge more using its complementary Lion Sauces.
The German – serve on a board in a white bread roll with fried, soft onion, accompanied by potato wedges and a pot of Lion Tomato Ketchup
The Classic American – serve in a basket in a white bread roll with Lion Tomato Ketchup and Mustard in a zigzag pattern, accompanied by curly fries and onion rings
The Brit – serve on a plate in a brioche with fried black pudding and bacon bits, accompanied by beans, hash browns and Lion Brown sauce and Tomato Ketchup
The Italian – serve on a slate in a brioche with tomato and Lion Chilli sauce, melted mozzarella and pitted, halved green olives, accompanied by French fries and Italian salad leaves with Lion French Dressing
The Mexican – serve on a board in a white bread roll with cheese, Lion Hot Salsa, Lion Sour Cream & Chives and jalapenos, accompanied by nacho crisps, corn on cob and a small pot of Lion Hot Salsa
The Chilean – serve on a plate in a white bread roll with chilli con carne (made with mince beef, onions, kidney beans and Lion Very Hot Chilli sauce), cheese and jalapenos, accompanied by thick cut chips, onion rings and pot of Lion Garlic Mayo
The Portuguese – serve in a basket in a baguette with chicken pieces and Lion Piri Piri hot sauce, accompanied by spicy rice, corn on the cob and a pot of cooling mayo
The Oriental – serve on a board in a white bread roll with stir fried vegetables and bean sprouts in a Lion Thai Sweet Chilli sauce, accompanied by spring rolls, prawn crackers and dips
The Cajun – serve in a baguette in a white bread roll with roasted peppers, onions and Lion Cajun & Tomato sauce, accompanied by homemade chips and side salad, drizzled with Lion Garlic & Herb Dressing 10)
The Big Texas BBQ – serve on a slate in a white bread roll with smoky bacon strips, chicken strips and Lion American Smokey BBQ sauce, accompanied by chunky chips, coleslaw, corn on cob, beer battered onion rings and side salad, drizzled with Lion Ranch Dressing with pots of Lion BBQ Sauce and Ranch Dressing
Uncle John’s Hot Dogs 01482 332100 www.unclejohnshotdogs.co.uk