Broaster

New Brand Look and Feel

With 60 successful years of providing great-tasting chicken, delicious grab-and-go foods and proven pressure fryers to the foodservice industry, Broaster Co. is celebrating a milestone in 2014 with a strategic, renovated brand launch. The revitalized brands feature an updated look and feel for all promotional collateral, including new packaging and POS materials, three new Websites

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Ruiz Foods Acquires Manufacturing Facility

Renovation set to begin immediately. Ruiz Foods has announced an expansion through the acquisition of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Florence, S.C. Renovation of the facility is scheduled to begin immediately and the company plans to begin manufacturing a variety of its nationally distributed El Monterey and Tornados products in 2015. El Monterey is

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NSF International Earns IFS Logistics Standard Accreditation

NSF’s accreditation means NSF’s auditors can certify that companies meet the requirements of this standard, which is accepted globally. Global public health organization NSF International is the first North American certification body to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to offer certification to the IFS Logistics (International Featured Standard Logistics) standard. IFS

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Hunt Brothers’ Buffalo Chicken Pizza Returns

Highly-demanded, specialty pizza is back for the first time ever during summer months. Hunt Brothers Pizza is excited to bring back its most popular limited time offer (LTO), Buffalo chicken pizza, to kick off the summer season. Beginning June 1, customers will be able to order this specialty pizza at their local Hunt Brothers Pizza

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Grab-N-Go CHEESEWICH

CHEESEWICH was designed with today’s fast paced, health-conscious consumers in mind. Healthy low-carb and gluten-free meals are not always easily prepared. CHEESEWICH satisfies moms looking for a great lunch for their children, construction workers needing fuel and the busy entrepreneur. This fast grab-and-go meal of salami sandwiched with cheese is their delicious rescue. Each 2.5-ounce

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Infuse Flavor

Operators can easily create signature dishes with everyday sauces and condiments by adding MINOR’S Latin Flavor Concentrates. Now, MINOR’S has created the “plus-one ingredient matrix” guide found at flavormeansbusiness.com/latin-flavors to show how easy it is to add zest to any recipe. Gluten-free and vegetarian concentrates boast rich, on-trend flavor from real fire roasted chiles, onions,

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Millennials Shaping Food Trends

From locally-grown to digital information, young adults are impacting trends. Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—often called the “foodie” generation, are driving the evolution of restaurants, customized menus and unique foods and flavors. The Business Journals outlined the top ways Millennials are changing the food industry: 1. Food-friendly content goes digital—Food and Wine magazine exemplifies

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Are C-Store Customers Ready For Ethnic Foods?

As the “foodie” culture skyrockets in the U.S., convenience stores are looking for innovative ways to implement new retail trends. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Ethnic foods and flavors are booming in popularity, but are your convenience store customers ready for these exotic and trendy tastes? According to the market research firm Mintel Group, some

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NRA Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show Posts Gains For Third Consecutive Year

Attendance at the show has grown 10.5% since 2011. The 95th annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the co-located 7th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show (IWSB), recently held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on May 17-20, posted positive growth in both attendee and exhibitor numbers for the third

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Soft-Serve Equipment

Less than one week after announcing its acquisition of Donper America, an established soft-serve manufacturer in the US market, Argosy Group International (AGI) has introduced its own soft-serve machine: the Argosy 8000i. The latest machine boasts state-of-the-art technology that simplifies both daily operations and routine maintenance tasks. The Argosy 8000i equipment was designed for operational

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Hunt Brothers Announces Primary Sponsorship of Harvick In History 300

Harvick to drive No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Hunt Brothers Pizza is set to be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick and the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the History 300 May 24 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “Kevin has had a really impressive season thus far, and we are

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NRA Announces Winners of Operator Innovation Awards

National Restaurant Association recognizes cutting-edge restaurant operators at gala event. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has announced the winners of the third annual Operator Innovation Awards. Selected by an independent panel of expert judges, the winners were recognized for their achievements in driving advancement in the foodservice industry. These cutting-edge restaurant operators were revealed live

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Super Muffins

Offering customers healthier options from the bakery just got easier with Bake’n Joy’s PanFree 4.25-ounce Superfruit & Nut and 4.25-ounce Hearty Oat Apple Raisin Nut muffin batters. Made with 100% Whole Grains, each muffin packs a healthy punch, delicious flavor and convenient preparation. PanFree Superfruit & Nut Muffin provides a good source of key nutrients,

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Fryer Oil Dispensing System

Setting up Frontline International’s popular box system for dispensing standard packaged oil to fill your fryers just got easier. The company has introduced a reengineered system—now called EZ Oil—that includes an integral pump to draw the fresh cooking oil from the storage rack to the fryer. Previously, an external pump was mounted near the rack

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High 5 Award

Middleby Marshall has been named by Marco’s Pizza as a recipient of its “High 5 Award.” The award is given to vendors that meet certain criteria for five consecutive years. Those criteria include having no issues with supply, no major quality defects and being proactive on-quality affecting price reductions. Middleby Marshall, based in Elgin, Ill.,

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Families Cut Down On Restaurant Visits

Traffic losses were observed for both lower- and higher-income households, according to The NPD Group. Restaurant visits by families with kids (those including children under age 13) have been declining since 2008, reports The NPD Group, a global information company. Families with kids made one billion fewer visits to U.S. restaurants over the past six years

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Argosy Group International Acquires Donper America

Foodservice equipment manufacturer continues to grow through acquisition. Argosy Group International (AGI) has finalized an agreement to acquire Donper America. The acquisition of Donper America fits with AGI’s philosophy of providing state-of-the-art equipment engineered to be efficient and cost effective for the foodservice operator. The Donper America line has quickly become a favored choice by

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Bob Evans Announces Management Change

T. Alan Ashworth to serve as interim chief financial officer and treasurer. Bob Evans Farms Inc. announced today that Paul DeSantis, the company’s chief financial officer and treasurer, has resigned effective as of May 16, 2014, to accept a position with another company. T. Alan Ashworth, the company’s vice president of corporate development and finance,

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7-Eleven Introduces Kolaches Exclusively in Texas Stores

“This new item gives our customers another portable, hot breakfast choice,” says 7-Eleven vice president of Fresh Food Innovation. 7-Eleven Inc. has added kolaches, a savory breakfast favorite of Texans, to its fresh foods menu at its participating stores in the Lone Star State. The Dallas-based convenience retailer is offering two varieties—Pork and Beef Sausage,

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Battle for Breakfast Heats Up

The competition for the $46.5 billion breakfast business is at a fever pitch with retail giants from McDonald’s and Taco Bell to Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts rolling out sandwich interpretations to steal new morning business. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Quick-service restaurants are hitting all of today’s consumers’ hot buttons with their latest breakfast offerings.

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Zesty Italian Pizza

Piccadilly Circus Pizza, an industry-leading provider of pizza and sandwiches to the convenience store industry, has introduced the Zesty Italian Pizza to its menu for Spring 2014. Topped with the Piccadilly’s famous sausage and pepperoni, the pizza’s distinction comes from the addition of a select salami. The meats complement each other and with 46 slices

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Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha is one of the most important flavors in foodservice today, and CHA! by Texas Pete brings a spicy blend of heat and sweet to any meal. Now available in seven-gram portion-control packets for restaurants, food-away-from-home operations, non-commercial accounts, drive-through and take-out operations, the sriracha sauce adds its unique flavor to almost any cuisine. TW

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Rutter’s Adds Brisket, Corned Beef to Menu

New sandwich options to entice c-store customers. Rutter’s Farm Stores has added brisket and corned beef sandwich options to the menu, giving greater variety and originality to hungry customers across central Pennsylvania.  Corned beef and brisket join pastrami on Rutter’s Reuben menu. Customers select the meat, cheese and bread to be used on their Reuben

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Sponsors Kevin Harvick

“This is our first primary sponsorship with our new racing partner, Stewart-Haas Racing,” says vice president of marketing for Hunt Brothers Pizza. Hunt Brothers Pizza is set to be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) Chevrolet SS for the 30th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May

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Smoothie Mixes

Serve better-for-you beverages and satisfy health conscious consumers with new DaVinci Gourmet natural smoothie mixes—featuring fruit and veggie blends. Made with no added sugar, artificial colors or preservatives, these delicious natural smoothie mixes contain up to two servings of fruit per eight-ounce drink. Choose from five fresh-picked fruit flavors, such as Very Berry, or two

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