FDA Menu-Labeling Rule Delayed

The FDA’s regulations add unfair costs and compliance barriers. In a huge relief to c-stores, the menu labeling rules set to go into effect next week have been delayed. On Thursday, April 27, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that

Demand for Delivery Spikes

A whopping 29% of Millennials ordered restaurant foods/beverages via delivery in the last week. More customers are turning to food delivery to make food purchases even more convenient. Delivery now represents 1.7 billion foodservice visits annually, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Delivery is such a popular way to source meals and

Thorntons Gets Set For Derby Season

Introduces a food truck and a trio of Bourbon-inspired offerings. As Derby season kicks off, Thorntons is preparing to woo Derby fans with a Bourbon Kitchen food truck and a three bourbon-inspired treats. The beloved Bourbon Ball Donut is back, and the brand is launching a new Johnsonville Bourbon BBQ Sausage and Bourbon Vanilla Latte

Brakebush Brothers Promotes Dan Caron

Caron to be responsible for Northeast sales. Brakebush Brothers Inc. has promoted Dan Caron to Northeast regional sales manager, effective April 17, 2017. Caron has worked as a territory sales manager for Brakebush since 2001, continuously earning high sales achievements for his market. Prior to joining Brakebush, he was employed by Jordan Meats, a large

White Castle Introduces New Vegetarian LTO

Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean Slider and Bacon Jam Slider join limited time menu. The health conscious trend is inspiring more customers to opt for vegetarian offerings and White Castle is making sure its bold new limited time offerings (LTOs) appeal to everyone—including those limiting or avoiding meat. The chain is introducing Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean

Millennials, Gen Z Seek Out Healthy Oils, Fats

As younger customers look for less processed, natural foods, minimally-processed fats are becoming appealing. Dietary guidelines, for three decades have urged customers to cut fat and saturated fat from the American diet, but such a mindset is evolving. Millennials and Generation Z consumers are the most inclined to view any type of fat not only

Spice Up Foodservice

Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Ketchup by Red Gold has earned recognition as one of America’s most innovative products for 2017. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the Food and Beverage Innovation Award (FABI) by saying that the spicy ketchup is “the perfect addition of sweet heat in an operation’s condiment offering.” This year’s […]

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Cut Equal Slices

The Portion PadL reduces food waste, boosts sales and increases profits and acts as a compliance tool for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required menu labeling. Effective May 5, 2017, chains of 20 or more must report calories of regular menu pizza items for the whole pizza and by each slice. Non-compliance could be […]

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Cold Brew Coffee

Serve your customers what they crave: cold, smooth, rich, refreshing coffee with more caffeine kick and less acidity. Red Diamond’s cold brew blend is designed in a way that brings out the distinctive characteristics of the bean, resulting in a full-bodied coffee with a rich, sweet taste and a hint of nutty flavor. The 100% […]

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Energy Star Partner

Welbilt has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Welbilt’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017. Welbilt, an ENERGY […]

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KFC To Eliminate Antibiotics From Chicken

As consumers become more concerned with food ingredients and sourcing, KFC moves to alleviate antibiotic concerns. Kentucky Fried Chicken announced plans to eliminate antibiotics from its chicken. By the end of 2018, all chicken purchased by KFC U.S. will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. This move marks the first time a major

Adding Value Via Food Variety

When it comes to satisfying consumers’ cravings for lunch and dinner, convenience stores have it all over traditional restaurants by offering a wider variety of fresh foods through both proprietary and co-branding programs. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Foodservice may be the new superstar of convenience store sales, but Lance Harris, owner of nine Leebo’s

Cooking with Flash

As foodservice garners a greater focus in c-stores, new equipment upgrades are making the category hotter. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor When Parker’s recently renovated Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet, its flagship store in downtown Savannah, Ga., one of the primary objectives was to create the space to showcase its expanding foodservice offerings. “We listened

Forbes Features PFSbrands ESOP Strategy

PFSbrands’ owner has sold 100% of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Shawn Burcham, the founder and CEO of PFSbrands, has long worked at instilling “ownership thinking” as one of the key driving forces behind his company’s celebrated culture. PFSbrands is the home of the prepared food brands for c-stores—

Eby-Expo East Explores Foodservice

For the first time, Eby Brown is expanding its show presence to include the eastern U.S. Eby-Expo East wraps up today, April 5, in Cleveland, Ohio as more than 900 retail partners and vendors were on hand to preview what Eby-Brown Co. had to offer in terms of retail solutions for c-stores and their growing

Mix Storage and Safer Dispensing

Stoelting Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Co. LLC, and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, released the newly-designed U431-A version of the popular U431 Pressure Fed Soft Serve Ice Cream/Yogurt Freezer to include more storage capacity, safer and more flexible dispensing. A refrigerated mix storage cabinet at the bottom of the unit contains three drawers, […]

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S-Series Slicers

Globe Food Equipment Co.’s new S-Series premium heavy-duty slicers deliver powerful features operators need and the high-quality cuts customers demand. With superior slice quality, ease of use and cleaning, and lasting value, the S-Series sets a new standard for heavy-duty slicers. Designed to perform in the most demanding applications such as supermarket delis, correctional kitchens […]

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Turnkey Pizza Program

Rich’s Foodservice has introduced the turnkey Corner Market Pizza Program that enables a convenience store to easily launch its first pizza program for as little as $1,080. The comprehensive program makes it easy as pie—pizza pie—for every c-store to offer America’s favorite meal and attract foot traffic. To initiate a fresh-baked pizza program, a c-store […]

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Green Good Design Winner

The Merrychef eikon e2s – the smallest high-speed oven with the largest cavity to footprint ratio—has been awarded one of the Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The prestigious Good Design awards, founded in 1950 by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design has this year joined forces with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design […]

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Compostable Coffee Pods

Boyd Coffee Co. is launching the first certifiable 100% compostable, single-serve coffee pod available in grocers throughout the West Coast. The soft pouch generates less waste than the leading portion packs, while delivering a fresh coffee aroma and flavor with full extraction. The new single-serve pod is made from more than 90%- renewable resources, and […]

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Instant Coffee Market To Reach $42.5 Billion in Sales by 2025

Convenience and price are behind instant coffee’s boost in popularity. Instant coffee demand is growing globally. Transparency Market Research’s report “Instant Coffee Market By Distribution Channel (B2B and Retail) By Packaging Type (Jars and Sachets) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017- 2025,” found the global instant coffee market revenue was

Genuine Broaster Chicken Named Best in Minnesota

Minnesota television viewers find The Brass Rail offers the ‘Best Broasted Chicken In Minnesota.’ The Brass Rail, a licensed Genuine Broaster Chicken operator, has been named in the ‘Best of Minnesota’ by CBS Minnesota. Serving Broasted Chicken for over 40 years, the establishment has become a destination for Minnesota-residents seeking world-famous Genuine Broaster Chicken. The

Handcrafted Sandwiches

Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are high quality, microwaveable sandwiches. Each sandwich is made with 100% beef (no fillers) and American cheese, on pillow-soft bread. Each Raybern’s sandwich is handcrafted and wrapped in premium butcher paper to preserve freshness. Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches ship frozen and can be sold either frozen (one-year shelf life) or refrigerated […]

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Cooking-Oil Management

Having a convenience store operation that functions as efficiently as any commercial restaurant kitchen is critical to producing the quality of food consumers expect. A trusted partner for more than 20 years, Restaurant Technologies is a provider of cooking-oil management to top names in convenience such as Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Enmark and Circle K. Restaurant […]

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Younger Consumers Turn to Snacks for Main Meals

Fresh fruits and vegetables with a “health halo” are in demand. Snacking is allowing customers to eat on the go and support an active lifestyle. Health consciousness, more solo households and convenience are among the reasons more U.S. consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main meals, finds The NPD