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

Sriracha Salt

Twang Partners is adding some spice to the snack aisle with its all-new Twangerz Sriracha Salt. As the Asian-inspired hot sauce has become a household name, the demand for its dynamic chili flavor has skyrocketed, and Twangerz Sriracha Salt allows consumers to satisfy their cravings on the go. Twangerz offers an entire line of uniquely-flavored […]

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Sterile Straw Dispenser

Steri-Straw, the only automatic straw dispenser that sterilizes straws, has introduced a new model of the device with a splash-resistant lid. In addition to preventing liquid damage, the improved model is faster and can dispense sterile, unwrapped straws every one-and-a-half seconds. Steri-Straw leverages a motion sensor and ultraviolet light for automation and sterilization. Patrons simply […]

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Grab-N-Go Meals For Kids

Revolution Foods has introduced In a Cup!— the first healthy, convenient, kid-friendly, noodle-based meal available in the cold box. In a Cup extends the company’s growing line of healthy, affordable, on-the-go meals and snacks, and for the first time makes noodles available in a delicious, convenient, clean-label product that can be taken to school or […]

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Awards Prizes in “Hook, Line & Winner” Sweepstakes

Prizes ranged from Bass Pro Shop gift cards to a $16,000 boat. Hunt Brothers Pizza has completed its inaugural “Hook, Line & Winner” sweepstakes and announced the lucky contestants who won fishing and outdoor prizes. Sandra McClard of Albany, Ky., is the grand prize winner of a Tracker Boats Grizzly 1760 Sportsman Boat valued at

TA Expands, Doubling Godfather’s Pizza Offering

Some 40 Minit Mart convenience stores are planned for Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois, where customers will be able to order Godfather’s Pizza. Travel Centers of America is set to add 40 new Minit Mart stores this year around Kansas City, Mo.; Lexington, Ky.; and across the state of Illinois, and in doing so will double

Are Food Delivery Trends Hurting Drive-Through Sales?

Today’s consumers are ordering meals for delivery from a wide variety of restaurants. Foodservice delivery is gaining steam among hungry consumers who see it as “the ultimate” dining convenience, and its uptick in popularity is hurting drive-through sales at restaurants and convenience stores, according to a recent report by global information company NPD Group. Over

Customers Willing To Pay More For Quality Snacks

New research from Mintel reveals what’s driving consumer snack purchases. As Americans continue to diverge from a traditional three-meals-a-day eating schedule, more are seeking healthy snack options throughout the day, and customers are willing to pay more for high quality healthy snacks. New research from Mintel reveals that three in four (73%) consumers are willing