Dunkin’ Donuts Expands in Louisiana

Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees in Arkansas, eastern Texas and Mississippi. Dunkin’ Donuts announced that New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, in partnership with existing franchisee Vik Patel, has signed an agreement to develop up to 69 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria, La. over the coming years.

Customers Say ‘Cheese Please’

WMMB finds growing consumer demand for cheese. As the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) examines the top food trends for the coming year, one thing’s for sure: Americans really love cheese. In fact, according to the USDA, the average American consumed 35 pounds of cheese in 2016, a roughly one-pound increase since 2014. Overall cheese

Freshness, Convenience, Health Drive Deli Demand

More than half of customers would like to see more healthy claims on menus. Consumers’ demand in the deli continues to revolve around freshness, convenience, and health, positioning the department into a true destination as stores reinvent physical space, reinvigorate fresh-prepared items and reinforce culinary inspiration with quality staff. This is one of hundreds of

SUBWAY Helps Customers With Healthy Resolutions

“+color” campaign encourages customers to eat a more balanced diet. As customers set their New Years resolutions, many will be looking to be healthier, and SUBWAY and the American Heart Association have teamed up to help them achieve their goals. SUBWAY restaurants and the American Heart Association are encouraging consumers to add just one extra

Merchandiser Coffee Station

Specialty Merchandisers create selling space and added storage with enhanced visibility for stronger retail sales. This photo shows how, when used in combination with a coffee island, you can provide an attractive unit to display artisanal coffee for increased bag sales. MasonWays’ Specialty Merchandisers are durably constructed for long-lasting use and dependability. Adjustable Shelf Merchandisers […]

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Air-Impingement Technology Helps Ovens Evolve

Demand for pizzas spurs enhancements to oven technology. Technavio’s latest report on the global conveyor ovens market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth

All-Natural Drinkable Broths

Introducing Zoup! Good, Really Good Broth. Available in five varieties— Chicken, Low-Sodium Chicken, Veggie, Chicken Bone and Beef Bone—these super-premium broths enhance family-favorite recipes and are the first cooking broths good enough to drink. Created by Zoup! Fresh Soup Co., which serves more than one-million bowls of soup each month from its nearly 100 restaurants […]

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PFSbrands Introduces Referral Program

Encourages customers to refer convenience stores they wish sold Champs Chicken for a chance at $1,000. PFSbrands, parent company of Champs Chicken, recently announced a unique referral program for new store locations via a Facebook campaign. This foodservice company has nearly 1,000 locations now inside grocery and c-stores and is always looking for new ways

Love’s Travel Stops Partners with Digi International

Love’s automates food temperature monitoring and task logging. Love’s Travel Stops has signed a multi-year agreement to implement Digi International’s task management and food temperature monitoring solution across its entire chain of locations throughout the U.S. Digi International provides machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. Love’s Travel Stops has more

Food Channel Reveals Top 10 Food Trends for 2017

To what’s on the menu to what is influencing the menu, the Food Channel forecasts what’s ahead in the new year. For the 29th year running, the Food Channel has revealed its Top Ten Food Trends for 2017, based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves and the International Food Futurists. The list identifies some

Convenience Top Concern For Food Shoppers

IDDBA’s “What’s In Store 2017” report outlines key trends across channels. Today’s shoppers place high value on convenience and seamless shopping experiences, according to “What’s in Store 2017, ” the latest edition of the annual trends publication from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), and What’s in Store Online, a collection of over 150 downloadable graphs

Hot Stuff Pizza Celebrates 30 Years

Orion Food Systems first brought great tasting pizza to rural South Dakota in 1986. Imagine life in rural towns 30 years ago; there weren’t many options for people who wanted to dine out. Options were limited in 1986, especially in rural South Dakota, where towns were just too small for Quick Serve Restaurants. But let’s

Foodservice Trends Ahead for 2017

A focus on authenticity is essential in 2017, according to Mintel. Mintel, a market intelligence agency, has announced the four key trends set to transform the U.S. foodservice industry in 2017 – highlighting ingredient, technology and experience trends expected to make an impact on the market. “With restaurants where customers never interact with employees and

Pumpkin Pancake Sausage

OSCAR MAYER has introduced new Pumpkin Pancake Sausage—a classic OSCAR MAYER pork sausage wrapped in a flavorful pumpkin spice pancake. The Pumpkin Pancake Sausage pairs well with a warm cup of coffee or frothy hot chocolate. It is a great addition to both breakfast and lunch menus. Americans love pumpkin season; it’s no surprise that […]

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Stay Warm With Soup

Just in time for the upcoming winter months, Campbell’s Chunky brand has introduced four new flavors: Clam & Corn Chowder with Bacon, Chili Mac, Creamy Chicken Noodle and Spicy BBQ Seasoned Chicken. Hearty and satisfying, these new varieties are loaded with chunks of meat and vegetables—perfect for chilly days and the cold nights inside. The […]

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Low-Calorie Beet Waffles

With the breakfast daypart continuing to show healthy growth, today’s most pressing operator challenge for the morning menu is satisfying patron demand for new and flavorful, better-for-you menu options. Introducing a fresh new take on one of America’s favorite breakfast foods: New Sheila Moore’s Gourmet Beet Waffles. The waffles are made with a unique recipe […]

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Thorntons Partners with Square Donuts

Square Donuts to supply Thorntons’ Indianapolis locations. Thorntons has joined forces with Square Donuts in Indianapolis. Square Donuts was voted the No. 1 yeast donut in Indianapolis this year, and its products became available in Thorntons starting Dec. 1. Through Square Donuts, Thorntons will provide guests with a variety of unique and delicious donuts. Guests

Hunt Brothers Pizza Awards C-Store Upgrades

Celebrates 25th Anniversary with video contest for convenience store partners. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced the winners of its “25 for 25 Video Contest,” in which it received video submissions from its retail partners detailing the importance of the pizza program to their businesses, families and communities. The majority of Hunt Brothers Pizza retail partners are

IDDBA Publishes “What’s in Store 2017” Report

Retailers are expanding their product lines to attract today’s sophisticated shopper. International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released its “What’s in Store 2017” report showcasing the trends ahead in 2017. This year’s edition of the annual report includes a collection of over 150 downloadable graphs and tables, as well as links to white papers and trends

Asian-Style Snacks

Pagoda Asian-snacks, marketed by Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc., recently unveiled formulation updates to its Potsticker and Crab Rangoon offerings, as well as bold new sauces, to give snack-lovers everywhere a great tasting better-for-you option. Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. renovated the Pagoda egg roll product line in 2015 as a part of the company’s commitment to […]

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Hand-made Deli Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods is extending its premier Pierre Signatures line with nine deli-style sandwiches. These deli-style offerings convey the fresh-made appeal that attracts consumers and generates sales. Each sandwich is hand wrapped in clear, flexible packaging with simple paper labels. They join the classic, restaurant-quality hot sandwiches in the Pierre Signatures line. The new sandwiches include: […]

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7-Eleven Sandwiches Impacted by Hummus Recall

No illnesses have been reported. 7-Eleven has been impacted by a hummus recall due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions Inc. last week issued a voluntary recall for the 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches the company produces for 7-Eleven stores in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ohio and the Buffalo, N.Y.

Enhancing Foodservice Options

Food-forward strategies are helping c-stores drive strong lunch and dinner sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Warrior Fuel Convenience Stores’ signature burritos are the talk of Bernalillo, N.M, where the company operates two stores. That word-of-mouth plus the aromas of fresh cooking wafting through the stores sell the house-made burritos more effectively than any advertising

McDonald’s Rolling Out “Experience of the Future” Concept

Pulling from fast-casual restaurants, McDonald’s is introducing kiosk ordering, table service. McDonald’s Corp. is engaging Millennials and adding a fast-casual spin to fast-food with the roll out of a new design that includes self-order kiosks, premium menu items and table service. McDonald’s noted that it has 500 restaurants in Southern California, New York City and

Food & Drink Trends Ahead for 2017

From new but recognizable to sustainable, Mintel outlines key influences expected to impact the food and beverage market in the new year. Mintel has predicted six key trends will impact the food and beverage market in 2017. According to the Chicago-based research firm, 2017 will be a year of extremes, from “ancient” products including grains,