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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Turkey Recipes

Diners are increasingly looking for menu alternatives. According to Technomic’s 2015 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report, 61% agree that turkey (vs. only 59% for chicken) is healthier than beef or pork. Butterball Foodservice offers a wide variety of products to help chefs meet this growing demand, including Turkey Bacon, Turkey Breast Filets, […]

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Rutter’s Adds Lower Fat Options To Menu

Introduces new sampler plate. Rutter’s Farm Stores added lower fat ingredients, turkey bacon and black bean burgers, as well as a new appetizer sampler plate to the popular and award-winning menu, the Central Pennsylvania retailer announced this week. Black bean burgers offer Rutter’s customers a lower fat, high protein alternative to the one-third-pound Angus beef

Boost Hot Snack Sales

Grow foodservice hot snack sales with restaurant-style snacks and appetizers from McCain. Now featuring the NEW Fiesta Bold Chorizo Stuffed Hash Brown Patty made with savory potato, white American cheese, egg, and Chorizo in a cornflake crust seasoned …

Delivering Freshness

Flavorful and healthy are what American consumers are craving, and expect to get it whether it’s made-to-order or grab-and-go. Some retailers explain how they use fresh and—increasingly—ethnic products to satisfy customers’ expectations. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor In a recent survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), almost two in three Americans (64%)

Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food

As generations change and age so too, food needs shift. Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing influence of Hispanics, Millennials going through life stages, aging boomers, smaller households, and the need for fresh and non-processed foods

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Hunt Brothers Pizza has introduced Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, the newest pizza to join the company’s list of deliciously daring limited time offers. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is now available to order at participating Hunt Brothers Pizza locations nationally, while supplies last. Made with Hunt Brothers Pizza’s original rising fresh crust, the new Chicken Bacon […]

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