Cueing Food Deals

It’s not enough to have great-tasting offerings in today’s competitive marketplace. It also takes savvy marketing to determine the difference between lackluster and stellar foodservice sales.    By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Planting the foodservice seed with consumers should happen before customers walk in your front door, said a report from Datassential. The research company learned

Reaping Sandwich Rewards

Despite the challenges, prepackaged sandwich programs remain big traffic drivers for convenience stores committed to quality. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor Some may contend that convenience stores have a love-hate relationship with prepackaged sandwich programs. There no doubt is profit potential with these products, but overcoming negative perceptions as well as the inevitable shelf life

Transparency in Chicken

Chicken continues to gain momentum as a foodservice favorite. At the same time consumers, especially Millennials, are more discerning about the background and preparation of the chicken items they purchase.  Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor To find chicken that was fresh never frozen, organic, free from antibiotics and artificial flavors, colors and preservatives, consumers used to

McDonald’s Launches Free Breakfast for Back-to-School

A number of Southern California McDonald’s locations will provide free breakfast to K-8 children on Sept. 13. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2016, participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Southern California will be offering free breakfast for students in kindergarten through eighth grade from 6:30-9:30 a.m. In Southern California, students can enjoy any breakfast muffin sandwich, apple slices

Dunkin’ Donuts Unveils New Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin’ Donuts fans can now take their Belgian waffles to go with the brand’s newest breakfast sandwich. August 24, 2016 was National Waffle Day, and in celebration of the unofficial holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it will soon be adding the new Belgian Waffle Breakfast Sandwich to its menu. The new breakfast sandwich will be

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Feeds Flood Victims

Over 5,000 meals have been provided to flood victims by KKC team members in Louisiana. Last week, devastating floods were caused by continuous rainfall throughout Louisiana. Over 100,000 homes were flooded in multiple parishes throughout the state. In response to this devastation, Krispy Krunchy Chicken (KKC) organized community efforts to feed those affected by the

Burger King Unveils Tex-Mex Mash-Up

Burger King has created a burger-burrito crossover. Burger King has launched another fast-food mash-up to close out the summer. Earlier this summer, Burger King launched the revolutionary Mac ‘n Cheetos mash-up, and on August 15, Burger King introduced its newest creation: the Whopperito, Newsday reported. According to Newsday, this new mash-up is a burger-burrito crossover,

What’s on the Menu for College Students this Year?

A new report is helping retailers to remain on trend with college students’ eating habits. EatStreet has released a new report, Student’s Back-to-School Ordering Habits, to help foodservice operators to ensure that they are carrying what students want this school year. From crazy combos to critically important news that finally puts the ranch versus bleu

How To Dress Roller Grill Items

It’s easy to get the perfect looking hot dog. Sharing useful tips with your customers will make you their first stop for roller grill items.  By Food Pros Getting that perfect hot dog condiment squiggle, whether it be ketchup or mustard–or both—is a great way to dress up your food, without a lot of effort,

How To Maximize Bratwurst Sales

Special topping suggestions can entice customers. By Food Pros Aug. 16 marked National Bratwurst Day. Beef up bratwurst sales with unique toppings and condiment combinations, whether you’re preparing them for the customer or adding to a condiment bar so customers can create their own. Check out the following topping suggestions to make bratwursts extra appealing

Dunkin’ Donuts Welcomes Back Fall Flavors

Dunkin’ Donuts is counting down to fall flavors with a special promotion that will surprise lucky guests with $1000 cash. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that its lineup of fall flavors will be returning to its restaurants nationwide no later than August 29. However, customers in Metro New York can already get their hands on their

Campbell Oil Partners with Little Caesars

Campbell Oil has plans to open multiple Little Caesars Express locations in company convenience stores as a part of a new partnership. Family owned and operated Campbell Oil Co. has announced a new partnership with Little Caesars Enterprises Inc. Campbell Oil Co. is the parent company of the Minuteman Food Mart/Marathon convenience store, and this

Thornton’s Launches New Store Concepts

Thornton’s is redefining convenience with its new Real Kitchen. Real Food. campaign.  Thorntons has announced the official launch of 28 new store concepts across the “Kentuckiana” (Kentucky and Indiana) market. These new stores will offer guests an elevated experience as Thorntons is redefining convenience with delicious, high quality food that is fast and fresh, served

Fresh Fruit in Fast Food Restaurants is a Slow Growing Evolution

Adding fresh items to the menu may be more difficult for fast food restaurants than for any other foodservice establishment. Certain fast food restaurants, such as Wendy’s and McDonalds have recently added some new, fresh fruit items to their menu offerings. These additions are being made in an attempt for these quick service establishments to

Sheetz Concentrates on Colleges

Sheetz is introducing its new café concept to college towns. Sheetz is making an effort to move into a different kind of market as the company’s foodservice offerings continue to attract countless fans. The new concept that Sheetz is now experimenting with is the college town casual dining experience, through which the company hopes to

TravelCenters Reopens Iron Skillet at Sparks, Nev. Petro Station

The complete remodel of the Petro Sparks location is now finished, as the company is now reopening the location’s Iron Skillet restaurant. The TA Restaurant Group, a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, has now reopened the newly renovated Iron Skillet full service restaurant at Petro Sparks, the Petro stopping center located at I-80, Exit

How to Appeal to Millennial Diners

After studying Millennial dining trends, the Culinary Trend Tracking Series has offered advice on how to attract Millennial consumers. Millennials are unique consumers, and their demands are changing the face of the foodservice industry. The latest issue of the Culinary Trend Tracking Series from Packaged Facts offers strategies that foodservice operators can use to attract

McDonald’s Works to Appeal to Health-Conscious Consumers

McDonald’s responds to the shift in consumer taste toward healthier foods by overhauling its menu. McDonald’s has announced that there are some big changes coming to its famous fast food items. According to a report from The Huffington Post McDonald’s is officially revamping the way it makes its food items as a part of the company’s

Reduce Beverage Spills

StixToGo is a provider of spill-proof solutions for the hot beverage market. Available in a variety of colors, StixToGo splash sticks can be customized for brands or to show support for organizations by creating unique designs that sit above the lid. By using StixToGo, consumers reduce the risk of spills, which can lead to stains […]

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Chicken Sandwich With A Kick

AdvancePierre Foods (APF) has introduced the Sriracha Grilled Chicken sandwich to its BIG AZ sandwich line. The BIG AZ Sriracha Chicken sandwich delivers a kick with its tangy-sweet hot sauce, which is increasingly popular among Millennials. The Sriracha-covered, tender-grilled chicken is topped with a cooling slice of cheese and served on APF’s famous golden, corn-dusted […]

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Increase Kitchen Storage

Hoshizaki America Inc. has released its newest accessory, Overshelves, that fit Commercial Series undercounters, worktops, sandwich preps and mega-tops. These adjustable, pass-thru shelf kits are constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel, and can quickly double the storage and efficiency of your commercial kitchen. The single and double overshelf kits are simple to install on 27-inch, 48-inch, […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Expands its Delivery Service

Dunkin’ Donuts brings delivery to New York City. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that the Dunkin’ Delivery will soon be tested in select areas in New York City, including parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Dunkin’ Delivery service will be offered through DoorDash, and will make it even easier for people to run on Dunkin’. Brooklyn

Beefing Up Foodservice Sales

While burgers, sausages and brats have long been c-store staples, you can dress them up so they’re your next foodservice stars. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Assistant Editor At Rutter’s Farm Stores, purists can get their hamburgers and cheeseburgers au natural. But the York, Pa.-based c-store chain did not become a foodservice destination by playing it safe.

Boosting Bakery’s Bottom Line

Just labeling offerings “low sodium” or “low fat” doesn’t cut it anymore as a growing number of consumers look for simple, wholesome and recognizable ingredients in bakery items. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Assistant Editor To gain consumers’ trust, you have to tell them what they want to know. According to the Bellevue, Wash.-based trend-tracking company the

Kitchen Helpers

Before investing in foodservice equipment, convenience store operators must consider tangibles such as flexibility, return on investment, market demographics and menu offerings. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor Purchasing, operating and maintaining foodservice equipment is becoming increasingly important for convenience stores, making experience, expertise and careful management essential. All of the factors that go into an

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