For Immediate Release
On National Hamburger Day, Coast Packing Company Urges Consumers Not to Forget the Beef Tallow Fries
As May 28 Celebration Approaches, West’s Largest Supplier of Animal Fat Shortenings Says There’s No Better Accompaniment to Our Favorite Sandwich
Never mind apple pie – what could be more American than a hamburger?
With the NPD Group reporting that more than nine billion were sold at U.S. restaurants in 2014, there’s only one thing left to do this Saturday, May 28, National Hamburger Day (#NationalHamburgerDay).
Have a burger.
And while you’re at it, says Coast Packing Company, the largest producer of animal fat shortenings in the Western U.S., make it an even happier meal by asking for French fries cooked in beef tallow.
“National Hamburger Day is the perfect kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer, “said Eric R. Gustafson, CEO, Coast Packing and an advocate of healthy animal fats in the American diet. “And every burger deserves to be paired with French fries. There’s nothing like the taste of fries made with beef tallow. In fact, more and more restaurants are attesting to that by putting beef tallow on the menu. Aside from the unbeatable flavor, it’s important to recognize the natural makeup of beef tallow. Beef tallow doesn’t contain the artificial trans fats you find in hydrogenated shortenings, and animal fats are not subjected to chemical catalysts. Neither are any harmful chemicals produced as a result of processing.
“We believe strongly that products like beef tallow are best when minimally processed, which is consistent with the whole movement in food and cooking right now, “Gustafson said. “In addition, the monounsaturates in beef tallow are also higher than in other shortenings and oils, so there are real health benefits in their use.”
National Hamburger Day is part of National Hamburger Month, celebrated each May with gusto and an abundant supply of napkins.
About Coast Packing Company
Coast Packing Company (coastpacking.com), a closely held corporation, is the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings – particularly lard and beef tallow — in the Western United States. The company sells to major manufacturers, distributors, retailers, smaller food service operations, leading bakeries and lesser concerns. The company participates actively in various ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA brand, to various Asian specialty markets. Based in Vernon, Calif., Coast Packing Company is regional, national and, increasingly, global. In some cases, supplier relationships are multigenerational, extending back 50 years and more.