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Dream up the next frozen restaurant-branded appetizer
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Some of the most popular products found in grocery store freezer aisles are inspired by restaurant favorites, like Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits, Panera broccoli cheese soup, and TGI Fridays mozzarella sticks and potato skins. Such items let shoppers bring home family favorites from restaurants they love and eat them when it is convenient. We think this trend deserves exploring, and want to know which restaurant appetizers consumers would love to see in the freezer section of their local Costco next.


Propose at least one appetizer you love from a chain restaurant that would go in the freezer section at a grocery store. Each item you propose should include the following:

  1. Name the item and the restaurant that makes it. Please don't submit ideas that have already undergone the restaurant-to-freezer treatment.
  2. How should this item be packaged?
  3. How is this restaurant appetizer unique from other frozen appetizers you can buy today?
  4. Would anything come with your item? For instance, a dipping sauce, a topping, or something else?
  5. How often do you think you would buy and use this product? Please explain the occasions when you would want to make this item.

CRITERIA: Do not suggest items from fast food restaurants.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
5 Winners
will receive $150 each
5 Honorable Mentions
will receive $50 each
$150.00 Square pic 60 img 20160214 085237617 Columbus State Community College
$150.00 Square pic 60 head shot Emerson College
$150.00 Square pic 60 pp1 Case Western Reserve University
$150.00 Square pic 60 brian s 2015 photo copy Tulane University at New Orleans
$150.00 M University of Central Florida
$50.00 M University of Central Florida
$50.00 Square pic 60 maggie pic small University of California, Santa Cruz
$50.00 Square pic 60 20141224 193836 Pasco-Hernando State College
$50.00 O University of Maryland
$50.00 Square pic 60 before Northern Illinois University
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