Tortillas included on 49% of all U.S. foodservice menus, with top items that use tortillas including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, wrap sandwiches, research institute says

LOS ANGELES , February 16, 2012 () – According to the MenuMine database of the Foodservice Research Institute, tortillas are included in 49% of all food service menus, with the top menu items that use tortillas including burritos at 21.6%, tacos at 17.2%, quesadillas at 15.3% and wrap sandwiches at 13.8%, Food Product Design reported Feb. 10.

Demonstrating the prevalence of tortillas in relation to other bread items on the menu, 12.8% of a bread bowl used for soup is comprised of tortillas.

Chefs have begun experimenting with new tortilla flavors. Low-fat and low-carbohydrate tortillas are also being offered at some restaurants.

The MenuMine database shows that while flour and corn are still the most common tortillas flavors, some restaurants have begun offering tortilla flavors such as wheat, tomato, blue corn, spinach, garlic herb, jalapeno and beet.

The primary source of this article is Food Product Design, Phoenix, Arizona, on Feb. 10, 2012.

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