Customers Rate PB&J Sandwiches As Top Comfort Food

Each generation has a different reason for loving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, survey reveals. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a timeless classic and a go-to comfort food, according to a Smucker’s PB&J Survey, conducted by Toluna in July 2015, involving 2,000 participants. The survey found that one-third of surveyed Americans (30%) chose PB&J

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Not as Successful as Hoped

McDonald’s all-day breakfast has caused chaos in the kitchen. McDonald’s recently launched all-day breakfast program has not seen the success that the chain had initially expected. According to a report from the New York Post, the new program seems to be doing more harm than good. The new menu expansion has caused foodservice to slow

QuickChek Caters to Millennial Dining Habits

Evolving dining habits lead retailers to create innovative meal options. The dining habits of the Millennials are considerably different from previous generations. Whether it’s snacks as meals, the ability to eat while walking or having non-traditional foods any time of the day, sitting down to eat does not necessarily meet the needs of today’s younger

FPI Releases Foodservice Resource Guides

The FPI has released foodservice guides to provide information and tips to the industry. The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) has released new free resource guides to the industry. These guides are designed to provide accessible, factual information on foodservice packaging. The guides offer a comprehensive look at some of the most talked-about topics related to single-use cups, containers, bags,

NACS Show Kicks Off

From mobile to FDA rules for food labeling and tobacco, NACS shares the latest trends and information with convenience store retailers. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show kicked off in Vegas on Oct. 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a number of educational sessions. In an

C-Stores Promote Health With PHA

Convenience stores across the U.S. are working to promote a healthier America. Two major convenience store chains, U-Gas, home of GiGi’s Café Express, and Tri Star Services’ Twice Daily have joined with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to expand healthy options across their stores. This was announced at the 2015 NACS Show. The PHA works

New Chester’s Express

Retailers can now be ready to operate a Chester’s location in as little as 30 days. Chester’s International has made it easier than ever to operate a Chester’s location with the new Chester’s Express program. The Express program’s boasts a smaller footprint and simplified menu, making it possible for operators to be ready to serve Chester’s fried chicken in as little

Store Used Cooking Oil

Frontline International, a provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators, has introduced the Tank Tank, a new mobile containment tank for used cooking oil. This concept—a mobile containment tank—is revolutionary and, depending on the size and volume of the foodservice establishment, actually becomes two products in one. For smaller establishments with a low […]

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Tamper-safe Packaging

Inline Plastics is introducing the TS5X5 PET square clamshell food container, the newest member of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of patented tamper evident products. This handy container size is the perfect size for single take out servings which has become such a developing need in today’s market. More and more, this trend is growing […]

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Rutter’s New Route 30 Burger

Rutter’s has created a new burger to pay homage to its Central Pennsylvania hometown. As a salute to its hometown, Rutter’s has combined two Central Pennsylvania favorites to create the new Route 30 Burger. This new creation is a combination of the grilled cheese sandwich and the one-third pound 100% Angus Beef Burger. are being combined

Growing Sales With Better-for-You Products

Convenience stores have an advantage over competitors when it comes to providing better-for-you food items, and it is time to take advantage of the situation. A new Hudson Institute report has revealed that convenience stores are poised to capitalize on the growing trend of consumers seeking convenient, healthy meal options. “Consumers’ desire for convenience is a

All Day McDonald’s Breakfast Nationwide

McDonald’s all day breakfast offerings will be limited to select items. McDonald’s has initiated the nationwide rollout of all day breakfast. Starting this week, breakfast will no longer cease to be served after 10:30 AM. According to the Chicago Tribune, breakfast sales have grown 5% in the last year at quick service restaurants, and McDonald’s is

Fresh Packaged Apple Slices

Robinson Fresh has introduced new organic varieties and value-added fresh apple products to the Mott’s brand. In response to the rapid growth of consumer interest in organic produce, Robinson Fresh has added several offerings to complement Mott’s lineup of fresh-cut sliced apples. To provide a variety of options for its retail, wholesale and foodservice customers, […]

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Hot ‘n’ Ready Breakfast Wrap

AdvancePierre Foods (APF) has added the Sausage, Egg and Cheese Square Wrap to its selection of Hot ‘n’ Ready breakfast sandwiches. The new wrap includes savory pork sausage topped with cheese and a fluffy egg omelet made with green and red bell peppers for a hint of fresh garden flavor. The ingredients are wrapped in […]

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Famima!! Shuttering U.S. Stores

The convenience store chain, once hailed for its growth, is exiting the Los Angeles market by the end of October. FamilyMart, the Japanese convenience store giant that owns Famima!!, is pulling out of the U.S. According to Los Angeles Eater. U.S. convenience stores are expected to be closed by the end of this month. About

Dunkin’ Donuts Closing 100 Franchise Units Inside Speedway Convenience Stores

Dunkin’ says the closures aren’t due to poor performance and will allow it to open full-service locations in the areas. Dunkin’ Donuts is closing 100 franchise units inside Speedway stores in 2015 and 2016, representing about 0.1% of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. sales. WYTV reported that the franchise unit closures will give Dunkin’ Donuts the chance

How to Bake Up New Sales

As customers demand fresh and healthy fare, c-store operators share how they’re adapting to customer preferences. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor More convenience store operators are making bakery a priority, either through in-store programs or partnering with national brands and local bakeries that convert their locations into destination stops. “We have recently added a site

How to Entice with Ethnic Food

Savvy c-store retailers are tempting the palates of today’s consumers and growing profits with bold and spicy ethnic food options. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor When you promote yourself as “Adventure’s First Stop,” you had better be able to back that up with some spicy experiences. That’s what Maverik Convenience Stores does with its proprietary

How Breakfast Is Growing

Bacon and pancakes see sales uptick as the breakfast daypart continues to climb. It’s no secret that customers love their breakfast and that the breakfast daypart has been expanding and picking up steam, with some convenience stores even offering breakfast all day. Breakfast is the only restaurant daypart with sustained visit growth over the last

Hunt Brothers’ ‘Hunt To Win’ Sweepstakes Is Back

Giveaway to include more than 40 prizes to help convenience store pizza customers make the most of hunting season. Now convenience store customers can get ready for hunting season with help from Hunt Brothers Pizza, which is bringing back its popular “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes for the fourth year in a row. Returning with some

C-Store Provides Healthy Dinner Options

All of the ingredients that consumers need for a balanced dinner can now be found in one convenient kit, at a convenient location. Square One Markets convenience store in Bethlehem, Pa. has launched a test phase for a new dinner kit. This new kit allows nourishing family meals to be prepared in less than 30 minutes!

Premium Proprietary Side Dish

Krispy Krunchy Foods introduces a brand new product, Mac-N-Cheese, into over 1,800 branded QSRs. Krispy’s Mac-N-Cheese contains premium seasonings and ingredients including premium aged cheddar cheese. Krispy’s Mac-N-Cheese is available in convenient three-pound bags, packed five per case, which make it easy to heat and serve for customers. The KKC (Krispy Krunchy Chicken) proprietary product […]

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Maple Chipotle Breakfast

Johnsonville has introduced its new Maple Chipotle Breakfast Sausage Roller, an irresistibly sweet-and-savory combination. The aroma alone will entice your customers. This innovative new product is designed for c-stores looking to differentiate breakfast programs, while expanding profit potential throughout the day. A portfolio of on trend flavors including: Southern Recipe, Spicy Cheddar Omelet Recipe and Chorizo […]

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Taco Bell Offers Pre-Pay Option Through New Website

Taco Bell has unveiled innovative plans to revolutionize the fast food experience. Taco Bell has launched its new virtual restaurant and Website,, which will allow customers to customize, order and pay for food in advance. The new site gives customers access to the full Taco Bell menu and to flavor combinations that they never knew

How Cold Brew Coffee Is Rising In Popularity

There has been substantial growth in cold  brew coffee popularity, but its popularity is quite precarious. New research form Mintel has revealed that the popularity of cold brew coffee in the U.S. has exploded in the last year. The expanding role of cold brew coffee is reflected in the retail sales from last year, with