Premium Soups

Golden Ladle has released two new soup flavors to its line of premium soups: Cream of Tomato and Cream of Potato. Made with high-quality ingredients, these chef-inspired soups deliver a smooth, consistent texture in a boil-in-bag format to allow easy prep. The boil-in-bag format helps Golden Ladle make it easy for operators to provide delicious […]

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Soup Stations

Server has released new Soup Stations with merchandising graphics. Designed to spur impulse sales and increase profits, Server’s Soup Stations help to showcase and enhance any soup program. Proudly made in the USA and backed by a two year warranty, these NSF listed rethermalizers quickly heat soup to a safe serving temperature and maintain the […]

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What’s For ‘Linner’?

If the combination of breakfast and lunch is called “brunch,” then shouldn’t the combination of lunch and dinner be labeled “linner?” That’s a question comedian Jerry Seinfeld once asked. Whatever c-stores call today’s increasingly common mix of meals and snacks throughout the day and evening, the trend offers expanded opportunities for foodservice sales. By Marilyn

How C-Stores Are Equipping Themselves for Success

Foodservice is becoming increasingly integral to c-stores, and key to any foodservice program is possessing and maintaining the right equipment for the job. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor In the face of traditional thin fuel margins and flagging cigarette sales, foodservice has continually grown as a way for many c-stores to maintain decent profit levels.

How To Keep a Robust Grill

No matter what other foodservice products you offer, the roller grill is the first thing customers encounter. A clean, filled grill makes a clear statement about your commitment to foodservice. So does one that isn’t so well maintained. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Few retailers are ambivalent about roller grills. They either really love them

How To Profit With Sandwiches

Sandwich innovation is opportunity for profit as the sandwich reigns over other portable sandwich-like competition. The all-new Packaged Facts report, Sandwiches: Culinary Trend Tracking Series, has revealed that the sandwich has risen to the top of food retailers’ and culinary masterminds’ lists. Although Americans love pizza, hamburgers and the all-American hot dog, it is the

How to Drive Deli Sales

A delicious deli selection can turn your c-store into a foodservice destination. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern When most consumers hear the word ‘deli,’ they think of a cold-cut sandwich. This is why customers are pleasantly surprised by delis that offer additional options that can satisfy their taste buds. A deli can be more than

How to Serve Up Soup

Soup sells, no matter what the season. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern When it comes to soup there are no limits. Soup can be sold as a side, a snack, an appetizer and as a main meal, and customers will eat soup during any daypart. Although the majority of consumers see soup as more of

How to Raise Roller Grill Profitability

Roller grills have come a long way and become much more than a convenient hot dog cooker. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern When it first entered the market, the roller grill was considered a relatively low labor foodservice tool that was used to heat hot dogs, but the times have changed, and so have customer

Mash and Grab

Rutter’s is now bringing real potatoes to the forefront. Nothing says comfort food like loaded mashed potatoes. That’s what York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Food Stores is banking on with its new foodservice concept that uses real potatoes as the foundation, providing consumers the ability to create meals by topping with premium meats and fresh, simple ingredients.

How to Maintain a Good Foodservice Reputation

Don’t lose business and ruin your foodservice reputation by accidentally sending your guests home ill. One way to really hurt your foodservice establishment’s reputation is to send your guests away with a foodborne illness. Food poisoning is a common epidemic in the U.S., and although sometimes it is unavoidable, it is often caused by carelessness

TravelCenters Opens New Popeyes

TravelCenters of America opens its fourth Alabama Popeyes. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), has announced the opening of a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at TA Lincoln, Ala. This store is located at I-20, Exit 168 (75246 Alabama Hwy. 77), in Lincoln, Ala. The new Popeyes will serve the prominent southern-style cooking that has made Popeyes famous.

How To Deliver On Fresh Produce Offerings

When it comes to determining whether category growth would be effective, asking the right questions is key. A growing number of convenience stores are considering expanding their fresh produce offerings. A new resource has been published to help convenience stores examine what they need to consider in order to have success with a fresh produce program.

S. Abraham & Sons’ 6th Annual Foodservice Showcase

Convenience store distributor dedicates showcase to foodservice. Thursday, Aug. 20 will be the sixth annual Foodservice Showcase by S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. (SAS). The showcase will take place in Lake Geneva, Wis., at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The company also hosts an annual trade show in

Sheetz Cuts Ties With Local Pepperoni Roll Supplier

Sheetz may no longer sell West Virginia made pepperoni rolls, and customers do not approve. When Sheetz first announced that it was seeking a new supplier for its pepperoni rolls, customers made their disapproval clear. Pepperoni rolls are believed to have originated in West Virginia, and customers are demanding that the rolls continue to be

Hubertus Muehlhaeuser Appointed CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice

Muehlhaeuser to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc Co. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser as CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Muehlhaeuser will join the company on Aug. 3, 2015. “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organization. He has also established a

What Do Foodservice Customers Want?

Technomic plans webinar to explain its Eater Archetypes study. Instead of stereotyping customers based on demographic groups, zeroing in on shopper behaviors can better help foodservice providers deliver what customers want. Technomic Inc. responded to this industry need for behavioral segmentation with its proprietary Eater Archetypes, which break new ground for turning psychographic data into

Rita’s Italian Ice Enters C-Store Channel

Plans to open locations at 60 convenience stores by 2025. Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, is entering the convenience and gas channel nationwide with two area development agreements. The agreements were awarded to M&M ARC Inc. for the development of the West and to Ice &

How To Pep-Up Sales with Pizza

Many convenience store operators are offering what specialty pizza shops cannot. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern As foodservice becomes a more important part of the convenience store, it is important that stores are providing the food that customers desire. It is no secret that Americans love pizza, and that love is only getting stronger. In

On-Campus Dining Battles Off-Campus Foodservice

As off-campus foodservice gains popularity and becomes more convenient and available, on-campus dining services must remain competitive. College students rely heavily on foodservice outlets —both on and off campus— due to their tendency to start their day later, snack between meals, try unique cuisines and prioritize environmental and social responsibility. For on-campus operations to remain competitive,

C-Stores Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog promotions in celebration of Hot Dog Day bring in business.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, a number of convenience stores participated in National Hot Dog Day. In celebration of this grilled American classic, quick-service restaurants and convenience stores across the nation offered hot dogs at discounted prices, and in some cases even for

McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day

Slumping sales and decreased traffic calls for McDonald’s new CEO to find a way to turn business around. In an attempt to stand up to the competition, McDonald’s has decided to move forward with its plan to serve breakfast all day long. According to a report by CNN Money, during its trial period, which began

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