Innovation Keeps the Burger Market Alive

Foodservice operators now have the chance to experiment with their burger offerings, as consumers are looking for menu items that excite. According to a report from Mintel, despite the decline in beef consumption over the past decade, burgers remain a staple in the American diet. However, although beef burgers remain quite popular, a growing number

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Pilot Flying J Introduces Hearty Breakfast Menu

Pilot Flying J has created a new breakfast offering that will help its customers to eat a wholesome breakfast that will keep them going throughout the day. Pilot Flying J has introduced a variety of new breakfast sandwiches to help customers get more out of the most important meal of the day. The new PJ

Kellogg’s Encourages Retailers to ReThink Breakfast

A new study from Kellogg’s will help retailers appeal to customers who consider purchasing breakfast food from a c-store. Kellogg Company recently released its exclusive ReThink Breakfast II research. This research has identified consumer trends to help retailers drive business during breakfast hours. In this second edition of the exclusive study, Kellogg’s examines the new

McDonald’s Continues Turnaround Efforts

McDonald’s is working to improve its food quality, along with the customer experience. After recent struggles threatened the success of fast food giant, McDonald’s, the company has been working on multiple turnaround efforts to bring the chain out of its slump. From introducing all-day breakfast to devising new menu items, the chain has made a

Meal Kit Delivery Services Take Off

Are meal kit delivery services posing a threat to the foodservice and grocery industries? Across the country, consumers are embracing the convenience of meal kit delivery services, and incorporating this service into their busy lives. Offering consumers a more convenient way to cook at home, these services are rapidly gaining popularity, and this growth and

ampm Offers Dodger Dogs

Dodger fans in the Los-Angeles area no longer have to take a trip to the stadium to get their hands on a Dodger Dog. Los Angeles-area ampm convenience stores are now carrying the iconic Dodger Dogs. According to a report from ABC7, for the first time ever, the iconic 10-inch long hot dogs can be

Kids Eat for Free this Summer at TA and Petro Restaurants

Children can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner for free at TA and Petro Restaurants. TA Country Pride and Petro Iron Skillet Restaurants are offering free meals to children, age 10 and under,  from May 15 – Sept. 5, 2016. The TA Restaurant Group announced that the restaurants will provide children with a free meal from

Bakeable Italian Goods

Stefano Foods has launched four all-new products in bakeable packaging: two eight-ounce Stromboli and two nine-ounce Paninis. The new Panini items include the Three Meat Panini and Chicken Caesar Panini, which begin with Stefano Foods’ small batch bread dough. The Three Meat Panini is stuffed with zesty Pepperoni, savory Salami and Virginia Ham with creamy […]

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C-Store Regulars Seek Better-For-You Options

New data has revealed a shift in what c-store regulars look for when choosing which convenience location to frequent. A recent comprehensive study from Q1 consulting has revealed that a new trend is rising among convenience store “regulars.” Contrary to what was observed in previous studies, the new study indicates that c-store “regulars” are increasingly

Wendy’s Introduces Fresh, Healthy Menu Items

Wendy’s has introduced a tasty new salad that makes it easier and more exciting for consumers to eat healthy. As consumers continue to search for better-for-you, convenient food options, a number of quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are rising to the challenge with new, healthier menu items. Among the QSRs that are rising to the occasion is

Satisfying Smoked Turkey Breast

Butterball Foodservice is expanding its successful Just Perfect All Natural product line with new Just Perfect All Natural Pecan Wood Smoked Turkey Breast. Scheduled to roll out at the NRA Show 2016, the new offering helps chefs and operators remain on-trend and appeal to consumers’ demand for smoky taste and all-natural protein options. Butterball’s newest […]

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Evolution Elite Open Fryer

Cooking better food with less oil—that’s the inspiration behind the innovative Evolution Elite open fryer from Henny Penny. This revolutionary family of reduced oil capacity fryers uses 40% less oil than regular open fryers and lets you filter any vat any time at the touch of a button. Fast recovery, automatic oil top-off and easy-to-use […]

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Conserve Water, Cut Costs

Server Products has introduced the expansion of the popular ConserveWell Service Utensil Holder Line providing even more ways to help foodservice operators conserve water and save money. Server came out with the original wall-mount ConserveWell to replace the traditional dipper well perpetual-flow sinks considered by many not to be environmentally friendly. The ConserveWell holds utensils […]

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Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites

Seafood is the new wave in hot foods. Matlaw’s is introducing its new Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites. These delicious, rich and creamy bites are delicately battered and then par-fried to a perfect, crispy crunch. They add a trendy seafood twist to your prepared food selections. Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites can be […]

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7-Eleven Commits to Cage-Free

7-Eleven is showing the importance of humane treatment of animals through its new cage-free initiative. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced that it will be working with suppliers to achieve its new goal of sourcing only 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 for all U.S. and Canada locations, based on available supply. “7-Eleven cares about the treatment of

Fabulous Freddy’s Opens Co-Branded Doc Popcorn and Dippin’ Dots

All Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash locations will soon be home to co-branded Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn units. The Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash in St. George, Utah is now home to the first ever co-branded Doc Popcorn and Dippin’ Dots franchise unit. The official grand opening of the co-branded unit featured free samples, contests and

Menu Labeling Regulations Finalized

The FDA has failed to make changes that would make menu-labeling compliance more realistic for convenience stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its final guidance and determined a final compliance date for the previously announced menu-labeling regulations. According to a report from NACS, May 2017, 17 months after the initial compliance date,

Customers Respond Well to Combo Meal Deals

Big burger chains have brought back combo deals, and research has shown that their return has driven growth. New research from The NPD Group has revealed that, after making efforts to wean customers off of the steep deals that were offered during the recession, major quick service hamburger chains are now once again offering combo

Weighing the Cost of Foodservice

Retailers can’t dip a toe into foodservice and expect to turn a profit. Often they need marketing, outstanding food offerings and a sense of economics to make a positive splash. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Assistant Editor It takes more than some new equipment, a menu and even the most eye-catching in-store signage to turn a fledgling

Sandwiches Go Bold

Sriracha. Aioli. Pico de gallo. Seasonings, sauces and spreads that many consumers couldn’t pronounce very long ago are now giving traditional condiments a run for their money. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Assistant Editor In the not-so-distant past, consumers had to go to ethnic restaurants to get the bold and authentic flavors they craved. Now all they

New & Improved Appetizers

Schwan’s Food Service Inc. has expanded its Minh Asian Appetizer portfolio with new offerings as well as new recipes for customer favorites. The company worked with renowned Chef Jet Tila for final refinements to the new recipe that was developed for the company’s chicken egg rolls based on consumer flavor preferences. The brand also offers […]

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Millennials Know What They Want

Packaged Facts has revealed five trends that are prominent among Millennial consumers. Packaged Facts has released new data revealing that Millennials are more confident and make bolder food choices than older consumers. The market research publisher’s new Millennial Menus: Culinary Trend Tracking Series offers strategies for those in the foodservice industry to nurture the demanding

Hispanic Consumer Trends in Foodservice

The NPD Group has offered advice on how foodservice operators can attract Hispanic consumers. The NPD Group has reported that Hispanics have increased their visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets last year while total restaurant traffic was flat. Hispanics are a major growth target for restaurant chains. NPD’s ongoing CREST Hispanic foodservice market research revealed that,

How to Operate Sustainably

The NRA has offered advice to help restaurant’s operate in a more sustainable way. Just in time for Earth Day, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA’s) Conserve program has released a list of sustainability tips advising restaurant operators on how a few simple steps can make a significant impact on their environmental footprints and their bottom

Pretzel Melts

AdvancePierre Foods (APF) has introduced three Better Bakery pretzel melt flavors in a warmer-friendly, hand-wrapped packaging. The Turkey & Provolone, Chicken Bacon Ranch Club and Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza pretzel melts are visible through the hand wrap’s anti-fog window. Plus, each 6.5-ounce pretzel melt features fresh ingredients like premium-sliced deli meat and cheese that are […]

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