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

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Red Gold has once again teamed-up with Pop! Gourmet Foods and Huy Fong Foods to introduce Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce in seven-gram packets. Whether your customers are sit down diners or grab-and-go customers they will love The Original Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce in seven-gram packets. Made from an intensely flavorful blend […]

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Spicy Specialty Pizza

Hunt Brothers Pizza has announced the reintroduction of the popular Buffalo Chicken Pizza. This fan favorite limited time offer (LTO) is now available across the country, while supplies last. This bold LTO is packed with 100% all-natural white- meat chicken topped with a mixture of ranch dressing, Frank’s RedHot sauce, and mozzarella and Monterey jack […]

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Fish Sandwich

National Fish & Seafood’s Matlaw’s brand has introduced a new fully-cooked fish square that makes a fantastic fish sandwich. This new sandwich is the perfect grab-and-go item. The squares are cut from whole, wild caught pollock fillets, coated with extra crunchy panko breading and deep fried, locking in moisture for super tender flakier fish. Just […]

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Versatile Food Packaging

Tray-Pak Corp. is expanding upon its success with Milliken & Co.’s advanced NX UltraClear polypropylene (PP) by producing several new packaging designs using this glass-like, heat-resistant polymer. Tray-Pak’s containers enable supermarkets and convenience stores to enhance the appeal and convenience of fresh-to-go foods with value-added packaging. The containers are suitable for hot and cold foods, […]

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Monitor Cooking Oil Waste

Frontline International is offering foodservice establishments greater control over their oil management processes with its new proprietary M3 Data Management system. M3 (Monitor, Measure and Manage) is an available Web-based add-on system that works in concert with all of Frontline International’s waste oil management systems. M3 makes it easy to track all statistics concerning your […]

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Are Meal Kit Delivery Services as Popular as They Seem?

All of the talk about meal kit delivery services may be making them seem more popular than they really are.  New data from The NPD Group has revealed that, despite the increase in awareness and the buzz around meal kit delivery services, the trial of delivery kits remains rather low. Within the last year, only

How Employees Should Wash Hands

By FoodPros.com Are your employees washing their hands the right way? Share these handy tips on proper hand washing technique.  We all know the signs in public restrooms: “Employees must wash hands before returning to work.“  This is a good reminder, but maybe the sign should read: “How employees should properly wash hands before returning

Starbucks Partners with Princi

Starbucks Roasteries and Reserve Stores will soon bake items in house as a result of the company’s new partnership with Princi. Starbucks Corp. is now a global licensee and investor in the Italian restaurant Princi. With this new partnership, Starbucks will be helping to expand Princi beyond its current five locations, and bring the artisan

C-Stores Profit with Prepared Food Items

An increase in the variety of fresh prepared food items has led to growth in foodservice profitability. According to a new report from Datassential, foodservice is the top driver of profitability for convenience store operators. In fact, 77% of convenience stores claim that their foodservice offerings are “very profitable.” Foodservice is ranked very profitable by

Pilot Flying J Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Pilot Flying J offers customers a free roller grill item in celebration of National Hot Dog Day. Thurs., July 14, 2016 is National Hot Dog Day, and Pilot Flying J is inviting fans to join in the celebration by offering them a free hot dog or roller grill item. According to a report from Oak

Bar-B-Q is on Trend

New mouthwatering BBQ ideas have arrived, just in time for the summer grilling season. July is National Grilling Month, and as the summer grilling season is now in full swing, consumers and backyard grill masters are looking for new and exciting summer grilling ideas. As consumers continue to experiment with new flavors, a number of

How Restaurant Operators Can Regain Customer Favor After a Poor Dining Experience

One poor dining experience may be enough to turn customers away for good, but new research shows that there is a way to regain a customer’s trust following a bad dining experience. A new survey from Original Review has revealed that restaurant goers greatly value their voices being heard when it comes to their dining

Hunt Brothers Announces the Return of Buffalo Chicken Pizza

One of Hunt Brothers Pizza’s most popular LTO pizzas is back, for a limited time. This summer marks the return of one of Hunt Brothers Pizza’s most popular Limited Time Offers (LTOs) – the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. This fan favorite will be available at participating locations across the country, while supplies last. This daringly bold

Hormel Foods Hires New Corporate Development Chef

Hormel has hired an experienced chef to help bring added value to foodservice operators around the world. Hormel Foods Corp. has hired Tony Finnestad as the company’s new corporate development chef for its foodservice division. “We are thrilled to have Tony on our team,” said Jeffrey Baker, group vice president, foodservice for Hormel Foods. “He

Hand-Made Signature Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods has extended its premium Pierre Signatures line with three restaurant-style sandwiches: Monterey Style Grilled Chicken, All Beef Jalapeño Cheeseburger and Barbecue Pork Rib. Hand-made with premium, restaurant-quality meats, cheeses and sauces, each sandwich starts with AdvancePierre’s acclaimed microwavable hearth-baked roll for bakery-fresh flavor. Each sandwich is hand-wrapped in a clear package, conveying a […]

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McDonald’s Expands All-Day Breakfast Menu

More breakfast favorites to join McDonald’s all-day breakfast offering. McDonald’s has announced that, this fall, the company will be adding new items to its all-day breakfast menu. According to a report from Fortune, the launch of McDonald’s all-day breakfast was met with an increase in visits, and the chain is hoping to continue increasing traffic

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