Sysco Corporation and the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Launch a Burger “Revolution”

A new patty-making technology launched by Sysco and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. is revolutionizing the way the burger meets the bun. Using a unique Natural Texture Forming™ technology that loosely weaves ground beef together, Cardinal’s “Revolution burger,” made with 100% Certified Angus Beef ® brand cuts, delivers a tender, juicy patty with a lighter density and texture than traditional hand-formed burger.

 The result is a burger that offers a faster cooking time with less shrink than conventional patties, while maintaining its juicy texture and flavor. In addition, the loosely woven technique allows heat to penetrate the patty more quickly and evenly. Sysco Corporation will exclusively launch two new patties using this technology in 5.33 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. The new patties will be introduced in almost 50 Sysco markets across the country.

“Sysco is always searching the world for the most innovative and exclusive products for its customers,” said Doug Aistrup, Director of Category Management, Sysco Corporate Beef Department. “It’s no secret that a great burger is about the quality of the beef and how it’s formed. We’ve teamed up with one of the leading burger innovators in the world and the Certified Angus Beef ® brand to create a new burger patty that combines the very best of both.”

“Natural Texture Forming™ (NTF) is an innovation developed by Cardinal following an exhaustive search of meat forming technologies around the world,” added Brent Cator, President of Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd, Brampton, Ontario. “This product is truly revolutionary in so many ways, providing foodservice operators with the first true burger innovation in the past 20 years. The unique meat fiber alignment combined with gentle-pressure forming provides a patty with an unequaled texture and bite.”

Sysco knew they had found a winner and decided to bring Natural Texture Forming™ together with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, using 100% of the premium brand’s cuts in the recipe. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the world’s leading Angus brand and consumers’ top choice for premium beef.

 Mark Polzer, vice president of business development for Certified Angus Beef LLC, says the patty is unlike anything most customers have experienced. “We are thrilled to use our premium beef in such a unique and ground-breaking patty. The mouth feel and flavor of these burgers is exceptional,” said Polzer.

 About Sysco
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 177 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For more information about Sysco visit the company’s Internet home page at and Facebook page at

 About Cardinal Meat Specialists
Cardinal Meat Specialists is a family-owned manufacturer of premium quality burgers and sealed-environment cooked meat products. Cardinal is recognized in North America as a industry leader in food safety, technology, and product innovation, operating two manufacturing plants in Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit