Hershey Feeds Ghana Children

Hershey improves the lives of children through the ‘Energize Learning’ Program. Many countries in Africa are on the rise, but one thing that is setting them back is their inability to attain essential nutrients. Children in Ghana are going to school and becoming educated, but the fact that they are not eating properly and that they

McDonald’s To Close 350 Locations

McDonald’s CEO announces new plan focused on consumer needs as the company shutters a number of locations. McDonald’s announced plans to close some 350 restaurants in the U.S., while adding only 300 restaurants worldwide, marking the first time since 1970 that the quick-serve restaurant giant is adding fewer stores than it closed, according to a

What’s Driving Consumer Food Purchases?

Not all consumers value the same things when it comes to eating out. Technomic introduces seven ‘Eater Archetypes’ to tap into consumer expectations. It is crucial for the food industry operators to know what drives consumers to dine out. In order to help those in the industry to excel, Techonomic’s Consumer4Sight created the  Seven Eater Archetype

TA and Petro Stopping Centers Invite Military Members to Eat Free on Independence Day

TravelCenters of America honors military members with free meals and a donation drive. All active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service are invited to partake in a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at any participating TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide. Independence Day meals can be received at more

Dairy Queen Rolls Out Updated Foodservice Menu

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Dairy Queen has introduced its new DQ Bakes! menu, featuring desserts, Artisan-style sandwiches and snack melts. As consumers continue to demand quality foodservice, more businesses in an array of channels are adding and improving their foodservice operations, and competing against local c-stores also trying their hand at a food

Mini Vertical Warmer

The Mini Vertical Warmer from Hatco Corp. is every foodservice operator’s solution for merchandising hot snacks. The Mini Vertical Warmer (MVW) is a compact unit that can be placed anywhere, keeping pre-packaged snacks warm, appealing and at the customer’s fingertips. With an adjustable thermostat, snacks such as brownies and cookies can be held at optimum […]

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Refrigerated Equipment Stand

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced the Low-Profile Refrigerated Equipment Stand CRES72. With a 1,200-pound worktop load capacity, the 72-inch CRES72 Low-Profile Equipment Stand offers a built-in heat shield to accept cook top surfaces. The first in a new line of refrigerated equipment stands, the CRES72 is designed to save space and time. With four refrigerated […]

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Hold Moisture Sensitive Foods

Carter-Hoffmann has introduced VaporPro, an innovative, new large-capacity, humidified, heated-holding cabinet. Its unique top-mounted reservoir eliminates the corrosion problem inherent in others’ cabinets by reducing the contamination risk of food debris. The off-the-shelf reservoir is easy to clean—just throw it in the dishwasher, and it’s inexpensive to replace, eliminating expensive service calls. With precise active […]

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Keep Foods Hot

Hatco is introducing the versatile and reliable Countertop Heated Wells for foodservice operators to keep their foods hot and fresh. The HW Countertop series is a hold-only operation, while the CHW Countertop series holds and rethermalizes a variety o…

Organic Burrito

Red’s Natural has introduced the new Organic Bean & Cheddar Burrito, a new high-protein, vegetarian option for consumers across the country. Just like all Red’s products, the Organic Bean & Cheddar Burrito is preservative-free and features custom-made tortillas and rBGH-free cheese. One five-ounce burrito is only 270 calories and has an impressive 10 grams of […]

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Foodservice Batters

Add signature dishes to the menu with coatings and pre-dip batters by Golden Dipt. Trusted and recommended by operators since 1938, Golden Dipt offers the broadest selection of premium-quality products to meet any texture, color and flavor need. Made from the freshest ingredients, Golden Dipt’s upscale coatings and batters provide the authentic, scratch-made flavor and […]

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How To Profit With A Pizza Program

While quick-service restaurants have been struggling with flat or slumping pizza sales over the past few years, convenience stores have been experiencing double-digit growth in the segment. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Based on a premise that more options would lead to more sales, Pizza Hut has amped up its menu to give consumers twice

How To Make Sure Your Chicken Offering Rules the Roost

Chicken is the No. 1 protein on restaurant and other foodservice menus. It’s economical and can be prepared in so many different ways, making it a customer favorite. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor According to the United States Department of Agriculture, per capita consumption of chicken is projected to be 89.6 pounds this year, up

How to Make Unique Roller Grill Offerings Sizzle

In a growing number of c-stores, roller grills have come a long way from being an entry-level hot dog tool. Now they serve as a provider of a wide variety of innovative meals and snack foods. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Not so long ago, most roller grills were like drinking from an iffy water

C-Stores Celebrate National Donut Day

Convenience store retailers drive traffic and bakery case sampling with free donut offers. Friday, June 5 marked National Donut Day, and many c-store retailers joined in the fun by offering free donuts to customers for the occasion. Different chains had different rules around the promotion, such as whether customers had to purchase a beverage or

Fast, Easy Omelets

Cash in on the breakfast daypart with help from the Star Omelet Maker by Star Manufacturing. The Star Omelet Maker cooks with record speed and consistency, producing mouth-watering, two-egg omelets in only two minutes and 45 seconds. This product features a heavy-duty stainless steel hinge that rises uniformly with the expansion of the omelet for […]

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Economic Refrigerated Dispensers

KanPak, a provider of coffee, tea, dairy and alternative beverage and dessert solutions, has introduced a lower-cost CDG refrigerated dispenser with Ecomate insulation in advance of the recent 2015 EPA and Montreal Protocol regulations. Getting ahead of the impending changes in 2014, KanPak tasked their engineering team to incorporate the new materials, and reduce the […]

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Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas

CedarLane Natural Foods is launching a new product for the frozen food aisle: Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas. With 12-grams of protein, seven-grams of fiber and 340 calories, these gluten-free enchiladas are a wholesome and delicious addition to CedarLane’s line of frozen meals. Each enchilada is packed with quinoa, black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese […]

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Fresh Oil Dispensing

Frontline International is a provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators to better control their fresh and waste oil value. Its EZ Oil system for dispensing packaged cooking oil to fryers offers ease of use, reduced risk and minimized waste. EZ Oil uses an integral pump to draw fresh cooking oil from your […]

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How To Up Your Foodservice Game

Technomic offers up five tips for staying competitive in the growing foodservice industry. The food industry is booming. Technomic’s recently released report “Food Industry Transformation: The Next Decade” found food industry annual sales are set to pass the $2 trillion mark by 2025. Innovation is key as restaurants, foodservice operators, convenience store retailers and manufacturers

Proprietary Pies Tempt Customers

Limited time offers are helping c-store chains add excitement to the menu. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor This spring, Stop ‘n Go Convenience Store are spicing up the menu, testing a sriracha southwest sausage pizza with jalapeño peppers and queso in place of marinara sauce. Summer, the stores’ busiest season, is peak time for introducing

Back to the Coffee Grind

New survey finds the vast majority of Americans need caffeine to get through the work day. Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. A whopping 94% of workers drink at least one caffeinated beverage on an average workday, according to a new survey conducted by WorkPlace Impact, a national marketing company that targets consumers directly at work.

Rutter’s Launches Private Label ‘R’ Sauce

Adds loaded potato skins to the menu. The menu at Rutter’s has expanded once again pairing new flavors like the sweet and smoky tang of Rutter’s ‘R’ Sauce, with old favorites, like Loaded Potato Skins, the York, Pa.- based retailer announced. Rutter’s ‘R’ sauce is a new addition both on the menu and on Rutter’s

Cheesebread And Dipping Sauce

Hunt Brothers Pizza has introduced its new Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce, which are now available at convenience stores across the country. Cheesebread starts with a thick crust and is topped with a buttery garlic sauce, freshly grated 100% mozzarella cheese and Hunt Brothers Pizza’s signature Just Rite Spice. Accompanied by a side of premium […]

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Frozen Liquid Coffee

To meet the growing demand for quality coffee, you need a consistently fresh, consistently efficient option for dispensed coffee at your convenience store. Maxwell House Frozen Liquid Coffee is the easy way to reduce waste and labor while giving your customers the “Good to the Last Drop” coffee flavor they know and love. Your customers […]

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