What’s Driving Millennial Parents’ Eating Choices?

Millennials and Gen Zs are expected to maintain their attitudes regarding fresh and organic food consumption throughout their life stages. Now that Millennials are having kids, their lifestyle as parents often change the how, what and why behind their consumption choices. Breakfast is a meal occasion where being a Millennial parent necessitates convenience over satiation,

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Multi Contact Grill

Hatco introduces the Multi Contact Grill. Hatco’s innovative multi-purpose grill (MCG) offers flexibility, ease of cleaning and precision cooking performance. The self-adjusting top plate makes this grill perfect for Panini as well as a wide variety of products that can be cooked on any grill. For More Information From Hatco www.hatcocorp.com

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Broaster Co. Welcomes Joe Heinz as Vice President of Sales

Heinz brings 20 years of sales experience to the Broaster team. Broaster Co. has hired Joe Heinz as its new vice president of sales. Heinz has spent 20 years transforming the sales approach in many industries and for companies such as Dreisilker Electric Motors and Dr. Martens Airwair USA. Combining his leadership skills with the

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Celebrates 10 Years of NASCAR Partnership

Introduces “throw-back” paint scheme and themed items for fans. After 10 years as a sponsor of NASCAR drivers, Hunt Brothers Pizza is participating in throwback weekend—paying tribute to its first year in NASCAR with a throwback paint scheme on the No. 41 Ford Mustang Kevin Harvick will drive during the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

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Thrillist Recognizes Krispy Krunchy Chicken

The premium c-store-based quick-service restaurant concept gets special attention. Krispy Krunchy Chicken was recently honored by online media giant, Thrillist, in an article titled, “You Probably Haven’t Heard of America’s Best Fried Chicken Chain.” Thrillist authors explained why the nationwide fast-food chain is their favorite. “Chances are you won’t find America’s best-kept fast-food secret at

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Bettering Burgers & Brats

Burgers, brats and sausages may be traditional convenience store foodservice items, but that doesn’t mean they have to play second fiddle to fancier fare. Retailers tell how they have turned what could be ‘been there, ate that’ foods into meals customers return for again and again. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Americans eat more than 13

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Rutter’s Partners with Restaurant Technologies

Modernizes fryer oil management and overcomes labor inefficiencies. Rutter’s Farm Stores, with 68 convenience stores throughout central Pennsylvania, has partnered with Restaurant Technologies to install the automated Total Oil Management system in all 55 of its locations that offer fried-food options. Rutter’s plans to use the technology in its new stores moving forward. “The Total

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Gen Xers Responsible for 25% of All Restaurant Visits

Gen Xers enjoy dining out and are more likely than other generations to have dual income and the money to do it. While everyone is talking about boomers and Millennials, Gen Xers continue to be an important—if often overlooked—demographic. Generation X, ages 36 to 52, now represents 23% of all restaurant visits, not a significant

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PFSbrands Introduces New Hire and Promotion

Looks to assist retail partners with planning and start-up. The foodservice company, PFSbrands has filled two new positions— vice president of project management and national director of store planning and design. “Our company is experiencing record levels of growth in the number of new branded locations onboarding this year,” said PFSbrands CEO Shawn Burcham. “So,

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Meal Kit Market Throws Curve Ball At Food Industry

Packaged Facts continues to project robust growth for delivery meal kits. The demand for meal kit service shows the need for convenience among consumers, and more businesses are taking note. From Amazon to Walmart to Wall Street and Unilever, everyone is watching the meal kit delivery services space, which has mushroomed to $5 billion in

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Indulgence Wins Over Health With Ice Cream

Non-dairy ice cream and frozen yogurt sales dip. Western ice cream customers are looking for indulgence when purchasing ice cream and are interested in trying ethnic-inspired ice cream flavors. New research from Mintel reveals that retail sales of frozen yogurt and non-dairy ice cream slipped 10% in the last two years, reaching an estimated $299

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Yoga Spurs Ayurveda Trend in Food and Drinks

Ancient health practices are finding their way into modern diets and leading to food and product innovations. As customers seek healthy choices, Ayurveda-inspired products are gaining steam. According to ancient wisdom for 21st century living is influencing not just exercise trends, but also food and beverage choices for some Americans, according to Packaged Facts’ “Cutting

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Pilot Flying J Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Travel center customers gain free menu items from the roller grill from July 19-26. Customers can enjoy a free roller grill item at Pilot Flying J in celebration of National Hot Dog Day—and the celebration lasts all week. In honor of National Hot Dog Day on July 19, Pilot Flying J is giving guests one

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7-Eleven Adds Single-Origin Colombian Coffee

One-third to one-half of 7-Eleven’s coffee lineup now Rainforest Alliance Certified. 7-Eleven is committing to sustainability when it comes to its coffee program. After introducing two Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees in six months, 7-Eleven Inc. is making its biggest product commitment to sustainability with the switch to a new Rainforest Alliance Certified single-origin Colombian coffee.

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Meeting Healthy Foodservice Demands

Many chains are turning to proprietary programs to meet the needs of health-conscious customers seeking “better-for- you” options, while others find their needs best met via co-branded partnerships. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor In a “U.S. Restaurant Outlook” survey of 1,008 adults published in April by AlixPartners global consulting firm, 91% of the respondents said that

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Deli Is Taking Center Stage

In their quest to craft hardy deli programs, more c-stores are combining the drawing cards of freshness and authenticity with their ace in the hole: convenience. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Freshness is on everyone’s mind lately, including Amazon, which last month announced its intention to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Fresh is

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FDA Menu Labeling Comment Period Extended

NACS asks retail members to comment ahead of the new Aug. 2 deadline. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has announced that it is extending the comment period for the interim final rule by 30 days to Aug. 2 the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) reported. NACS plans to file comments on behalf

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Countertop Lid Organizer

Tomlinson Industries introduces the new Countertop Lid Organizer to its Modular Dispensing Systems product line. Tomlinson’s new lid organizer features a durable stainless-steel welded frame construction and a sturdy plastic insert with three rows for lids and a bottom row for condiments and straws. Removable plastic insert allows for easy cleaning. Available in large and […]

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Excellence in Design Silver Award

Hatco Corp.’s Rapide Cuisine IRNG-PC1-18 Countertop Induction Range has been recognized by appliance DESIGN magazine’s 30th annual Excellence in Design Awards in the 2017 competition. It was selected by an independent panel of design experts from a variety of industry associations based on creativity, ease of use and visual appeal. Built for commercial foodservice use, […]

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‘Chicken That Eats Like a Rib’

Brakebush Thigh BoneZ are fully-cooked, whole muscle, bone-in, skinless chicken thighs seasoned with a smoky rub, then oven roasted. They’re meaty, hand-cut “Chicken that eats like a Rib.” In fact, they’re so meaty that four Thigh BoneZ typically provide more meat than eight chicken wings. Serve as an appetizer or entrée—they’re great either way. For More […]

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Server Products Introduces New Website

New website design quickly displays  Server products and resources to assist retailers in solving everyday challenges. Server Products has given its website, www.server-products.com, a modern makeover so you can find what you need to serve better faster. From on-trend equipment features and sustainable solutions to an assortment of post-sale support resources and a simple online

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Tyson Convenience Survey Outlines Food Preferences

Demand grows for breakfast all day at convenience stores. A new survey from Tyson Convenience shows consumer preferences when it comes to prepared foods at convenience stores. With 29% of consumers saying they will drive more in June as compared to the previous month (2017 NACS Consumer Fuels), and U.S. gas prices at the lowest

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Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy has always been the loyal companion to breakfast biscuits, and now Tyson Convenience is ready to carry on that tradition and break bold new ground with its Jimmy Dean Sausage Gravy. Aside from completing the classic breakfast duo of biscuits and gravy, Jimmy Dean Sausage Gravy can do so much more. Culinary adventurers […]

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Hunt Brothers’ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Returns

Hunt Brothers’ limited time offers are designed to give store partners a boost in sales. Hunt Brothers Pizza is re-launching a customer-favorite: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. Starting this week, consumers can purchase this specialty pizza for a limited time at participating Hunt Brothers Pizza locations in convenience stores across the country, while supplies last. Returning

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Celebrity Chef Creates Signature Items for Pilot Flying J

Chef Tim Love to enhance food experience for travel center customers. Pilot Flying J has formed a unique partnership with renowned chef and restaurant owner Tim Love. Love will create new signature food items that will be available at all Pilot Flying J locations across the nation with the goal of providing fresh, convenient food

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