Subway Remains Top Ranked QSR on the Buzz Scale

Are consumers becoming less concerned about speed and more concerned about the ingredients in the food they eat? Over the first half of 2015, quick-service restaurants have trended downward as a category. It seems that customers are now looking for more than just quick service. According to a report by YouGov BrandIndex, the most improved

7-Eleven to Serve Only Vegan Mayonnaise

7-Eleven’s switch to vegan mayonnaise has the potential to promote health and also cut costs. 7-Eleven has switched to plant-based mayonnaise. A food start up, Hampton Creek, has released a line of plant-based and vegan products, and among these products is Just Mayo. This mayonnaise alternative is made without any animal products. According to a

How to Cater to On-the-Go Customers

Consumers are looking for food that tastes good and fits into their busy lifestyles. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern In a time where consumers are always on the go, traditional sit-down meals are not always practical. These days, customers are finding their cup holders to be the new dining table. This is why when it

Early Risers

McCain Foods has introduced the new Fiesta Bold Early Risers. These restaurant style snacks include a delicious chorizo stuffed hash brown patty made with savory potato, white American cheese, egg, and Chorizo in a cornflake crust seasoned with red and green pepper flakes. This new treat will be the perfect addition to your grab-and-go breakfast selection. For More […]

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Cooper’s Express Breakfast Menu

Pro Food Systems Inc. has introduced Cooper’s Express new and improved breakfast menu. The new menus include eight quick on-the-go breakfasts that are very fast and easy to prepare for retailers, while customers get to enjoy the true quality and taste of a freshly-made breakfast. With the new menu, Cooper’s Express now has a larger […]

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Growing Hispanic Population Brings Change to U.S. Foodservice

By 2060, Hispanics are expected to account for 30% of the U.S. population, and with their numbers, their influence on foodservice is growing. As the Hispanic population grows in the U.S., so does its influence on the foodservice industry. Technomic’s Hispanic Foodservice Consumer Trend Report explores how this consumer group has and will continue to

How to Create a Successful Breakfast Menu

Many Americans hardly have time to get dressed in the morning, let alone prepare a substantial breakfast. Make your store their go-to for the day’s most important meal. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern The trends of eating away from home have shifted in recent years, with fewer people eating out for lunch and dinner, and more

How To Help End Childhood Hunger

Restaurants are joining an initiative to ensure children have access to healthy food. Since 2008, restaurants across the U.S. have joined Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in its initiative to end childhood hunger. Since its inception, thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers have joined together and raised over $28 million to help ensure that every child

How To Make Your Roller Grill Shine

Keeping your convenience store roller grill clean and well stocked shows customers you are committed to foodservice success.   By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor C-store retailers tend to either love or hate the roller grill. Some feel it helps the overall perception of foodservice, while other feels it hurts it. But for those providing roller

Chipotle Launches “Friend or Faux” Campaign

Chipotle uses new interactive campaign to educate customers on the ingredients used in different fast food items and offers customers a chance to win free food as an incentive to participate. With the current health trend, Chipotle Mexican Grill has designed an integrated marketing campaign. This campaign includes an interactive digital experience and invites customers

Technomic Reveals Six Foodservice Trends So Far for 2015

The restaurant industry has seen an increase in business in 2015, but new trends are on the rise and it is crucial not to fall behind. As the halfway-point of 2015 is now behind us, Technomic research experts have taken note of market forces and emerging menu trends in the foodservice industry. There is no

How to Use Co-Branding to Attract Business and Drive Sales

Although c-stores carry their own branded products, co-branding can provide an extra push to drive business. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern Many convenience stores are opting to co-brand with established restaurants in order to attract customers who would normally look elsewhere for food. Co-branding with a known brand will help win the trust of customers,

FreshTrac Brewing Technology

The Wilbur Curtis Co. has introduced the new Curtis Alpha GT Brewing System with FreshTrac technology. This new technology is a revolutionary way to keep decanters ready to serve freshly-brewed coffee. FreshTrac includes a flashing, visual indicator to monitor the freshness of coffee right from the point of brewing. FreshTrac starts timing at the moment […]

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BOCA Burgers

Kraft Foodservice has introduced BOCA Essentials Roasted Vegetable & Red Quinoa burgers and BOCA Essentials Chile Black Bean burgers. Made with authentic ingredients like black beans, quinoa, brown rice or roasted vegetables, BOCA Essentials are a good source of protein with “real food” credentials, meeting demand for nourishing, flavorful sources of alternative protein. BOCA Essentials […]

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Menu-Labeling Rules Delayed

The FDA has delayed the menu-labeling rule and plans to assist businesses with efficient compliance. After receiving extensive input from stakeholders, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to extend the compliance date for the new menu labeling rule. The FDA has agreed that additional time is needed to address the questions and concerns

How to Maximize Foodservice Equipment

Even with limited space, with the proper equipment, convenience store operators can quickly serve a wide variety of food options to customers. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern When it comes to adding a foodservice operation to a convenience store, one crucial element to consider is the amount of space you have at your disposal. The amount of

Summer Fancy Food Show Reveals New Trends

New trends are on the rise, and they are as unique as ever. At this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, a panel of expert trendspotters discovered some interesting new trends emerging. Some of the trends that were discovered include flower-infused drinks and snacks, cocktails away from the bar, new ways to enjoy beets and more.

More Customers are Choosing to Dine-In

The number of customers dining-in is on the rise, because customers don’t just want to buy, they want an experience. According to a report by The NPD Group, a global information company, more customers are dining-in rather than using a drive-through or carrying-out. Typically, an on-premises visit results in a higher average check size than

Poultry Battles for Share of Stomach

Is poultry losing the battle for menu space to other healthful alternatives?   Due to the flexibility that poultry offers, as well as its lower price relative to beef, poultry has remained a popular menu choice for operators; however, vegetarian, vegan and seafood options have been on the rise. In order to retain poultry’s position on the

Pizza Lovers in America

A national study discovers that four generations of American adults are now consumers of pizza, but not all pizza is created equal. To understand how today’s customers are changing the marketplace, Smart Flour Foods and the Center for Generational Kinetics conducted a national study titled “Pizza Lovers in America 2015: Unexpected Findings From a Generational

How to Win With Fresh Food

Convenience stores continue to meet consumers’ growing penchant for healthy food options. By Michele Wojciechowski, Contributing Editor If you think many convenience stores are offering more fresh and healthy food choices for consumers, you’re right. It’s possible to provide these kinds of food options while still appealing to customers who may not be quite as

Soup Up Your Sales

As a snack, appetizer, side or main meal, soup sells steadily throughout the day and—surprisingly enough—in the morning. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor It may not be as enticing as a piled-high sandwich or as full of pizzazz as a generously topped pizza but, in its own quiet way, soup is a fresh foodservice workhorse.

Deli Can Equal Destination

Whether grab-and-go, made-to-order or both, deli had better translate to delicious to persuade consumers to make your c-store a foodservice destination. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Consumers might not expect to find a “gourmet” deli inside a convenience store, but that’s just what they get at Bolla Market locations around New York City and Long

Gourmet Burger Buns

Euro-Bake has introduced Euro-Bake gourmet burger buns from Lantmännen Unibake USA. Creating a gourmet burger is made easy with these expertly crafted artisanal buns, which are available in a wide assortment of flavors, including: brioche, pretzel, ciabatta and jalapeño cheddar. Chefs also can choose from par-baked and fully-baked gourmet buns to create signature burgers, sliders […]

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Flame-Broiled Sandwiches

Tino’s Specialty Foods has introduced new Flame-Broiled Cheeseburgers and Flame-Broiled Chicken Sandwiches to meet consumers’ continued demand for sandwiches. The Cheeseburger features 100% beef steak with two generous slices of American cheese while the Chicken Sandwich features a grilled chicken breast fillet with a slice of Provolone cheese and a dash of Italian seasoning for […]

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