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Sidestepping Foodservice Mistakes

Mastering the basics and knowing what to expect can help you avoid a foodservice disaster. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Foodservice continues to be a shining star in convenience stores, so expanding your food options should be on the menu in 2014—if you have the traffic. Lunch and dinner solutions can be added to c-stores

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C-Stores Win With Fresh, Quality Prepared Foods

Technomic finds roughly one-third of consumers who visit convenience stores for fresh-food items purchase them at least once a week from convenience stores. More convenience stores are concentrating on providing a greater variety of fresh, high-quality foods, and competition is mounting as stores strive to compete with fast-food restaurants. Technomic’s Convenience Store Market Intelligence Report

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Stores In Greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Area

“We believe that these existing franchise partners with years of experience in our brand will help become an important part of the local communities they serve,” says Dunkin’ spokesperson. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with five existing franchise groups to develop 22 new restaurants throughout the Greater Baltimore/Washington,

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Sustainability, Social Responsibility Top Priorities For Foodservice Industry

Technomic study titled “Building a Better Foodservice Business Through Sustainable and Responsible Practices” find customers are more likely to visit a foodservice business they see as socially conscious. Sustainability and social responsibility are taking on greater importance within the foodservice industry, according to a landmark study just completed by Technomic. The research included inputs from

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Technomic Reveals Customer Preferences For Soup And Salad

Operators can drive sales by adding soup and salad across all dayparts. Soup, a classic comfort food, and salad, quintessential healthy fare, are favorites of the American diet. Ongoing emphasis on healthful eating, along with the rise of the fast-casual segment and retail prepared foods—both strong channels for soup and salad—continue to keep these offerings

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Cowberry Frozen Yogurt Introduces Franchise Opportunity

Frozen yogurt machines and display are ready to fit into any existing location and require less than 50 square feet of space. Cowberry Frozen Yogurt has announced the launch of its new Cashcow models, designed to fit into any existing convenience store location.  The turnkey package with a cutting-edge design, desirable brand, and a healthier

7-Eleven Prepares For Super Bowl With Pizzas and Wings

C-store giant offering $5.55 large pizzas, and $10 pizza-and-wings deals. 7-Eleven Inc. is in the game to win a piece of the pie on pizza’s biggest sales day of the year—Super Bowl Sunday. The convenience retailer is offering pizza-loving sports fans and sports-loving pizza fans piping-hot, large Pepperoni and Triple Cheese pizzas for just $5.55

Dunkin’ Donuts To Open 13 Restaurants In Oklahoma City

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, OKD Holdings, to develop 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City, Okla. The first of the planned restaurants are scheduled to open in 2015. Together, this team led by second generation

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Frozen Yogurt Solutions

Yumz Express offers any retail location a frozen yogurt solution to generate additional revenue. The self-serve franchise, Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, has announced the launch of Yumz Express, a kiosk-sized version of a full-size Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt store. Yumz Express is designed to fit inside existing convenience stores. Yumz Express kiosks offer up to

Champs Chicken Launches Breakfast Menu

Premium products added to boost sales in key daypart. Breakfast is more than just an important meal in the day. For many grocery and convenience stores, it’s an important part of their sales. To accommodate this growing daypart, Champs Chicken—a hot food service company known for their quality chicken tenders and signature sides—now offers a

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Redmond Named Director of Sales at S&D Coffee and Tea

“Hiring Wendy Redmond will provide our customers with additional cross-functionality that will enhance their hot beverage programs,” says vice president of sales and marketing, c-store division. S&D Coffee and Tea has announced that Wendy Redmond has been appointed director of sales, c-store.  Redmond will be responsible for sales strategy and overseeing sales operations for the

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Healthy Fare Drives Roller Grill Flair

To keep up with the ever-changing tastes of a wide-variety of palates the roller grill is becoming more important than ever for driving sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor When it comes to foodservice, convenience store operators often find themselves wedged unfairly between a rock and a hard place. Consumers want to indulge in food

Hunt Brothers Launches Italian Meats Pizza

New specialty pizza features Italian-style ham, salami, big pepperoni and 100% mozzarella cheese. Hunt Brothers Pizza is introducing a brand new limited time offer pizza just in time to kick off the biggest night in football. The specialty pizza, Italian Meats, includes Hunt Brothers Pizza’s original rising fresh crust, topped with a signature sauce and

White Castle Recognized By Time Magazine

White Castle Original Slider called most influential burger of all time.  The White Castle Original Slider has been named Time magazine’s most influential burger ever in a recent poll of hamburger historians. White Castle, the family-owned business with more than 90 years in operation, surpassed 16 other influential burgers on the list to take the

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New Sunoco Brings Fresh Options to North Charleston

New APlus store introduces impressive fresh food lineup. Community leaders, customers and neighbors today helped Sunoco celebrate the opening of its newest APlus location with custom-crafted sandwiches and specialty beverages, including fresh cappuccino, lattes and smoothies hand-made by our local baristas. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, flanked by city council and county council members and

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7-Eleven Rolls Out Egg White Breakfast Sandwich

Under 200 calories, and with 13 grams of protein and just five grams of fat, the new sandwich is made with light, fluffy egg whites and topped with creamy cheddar cheese and Canadian bacon, served between two whole-wheat English muffins. While many better-for-you menus tout items below 500, 400 and 300 calories, 7-Eleven Inc. breaks

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Premium Toppings, Pairings Boost Pizza Sales

Customizable options and combo opportunities are creating exciting new options across the foodservice category. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Pizza remains among one of the most demanded foodservice options anywhere in the country. But it’s also one of the most competitive menu options. Customers are demanding high quality toppings and more exciting varieties in their

Burger King Launches King Deals On Value Menu

Shortly after McDonald’s revamped its Dollar Menu, Burger King offers tasty sandwiches for $1.   Burger King has launched a revamp to its value member with King Deals, the Los Angeles Times reported. The King Deals offering includes more than 20 items that are priced starting at $1. The list includes the new Rodeo Crispy

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Hot Water Dispenser

Hot water is an essential part of any foodservice operation, but space can be an issue. The Wilbur Curtis Co. has introduced the new G3 Five Gallon Narrow Hot Water Dispenser with Aeration. With its slender base and feature-packed design, this new dispenser can take its rightful place on even the most crowded foodservice counter.

Mintel Announces 2014 Foodservice Trends

Key demographics offer opportunity for foodservice growth. The U.S. restaurant industry has enjoyed modest growth in the past few years, and Mintel estimates sales of $438 billion in 2013, as well as a 5.9% increase in sales in 2014. Five key trends identified by Julia Gallo-Torres, category manager, US foodservice reports at Mintel, are set

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Driving Convenience Store Foodservice Purchases

If c-stores can continue enhancing quality and service, they can pull traffic away from restaurants, notes Technomic. What do consumers look for in convenience-store foodservice? According to feedback in a recent Technomic study, the answer is more than a matter of convenience. “Due to location and speed of service, c-stores are always going to be

Champs Chicken Launches Franchise Program

First franchise location—highlighting Champs Chicken’s best practices—opens in Missouri. Since its inception, Champs Chicken has prided itself on consistent product quality, brand recognition and retailer profitability.  After enjoying rapid growth with over 520 branded food locations in 29 states, the company has taken steps to ensure these attributes continue to thrive in all locations. Champs

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Knouse Gets Foodservice Website Refresh

Marriner Marketing adjusts site to maximize viewing content on any device. Knouse Foods, an established grower-owned fruit cooperative that sells its products under the Musselman’s and Lucky Leaf brands, in partnership with Marriner Marketing Communications, has announced the successful re-launch of its foodservice Website: www.knousefoodservice.com. Designed with culinary professionals in mind, the updated site provides

IDDBA FSCRP Application Deadline Set

Retailers have until April 1 to apply for food safety certification reimbursement. The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is April 1, 2014, for training completed Jan. 1–Feb. 28. The IDDBA reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and bakery department-level

Pushing the Limits of Foodservice

Sandwiches are usually the first taste consumers get of your foodservice program, so it had better be love at first bite. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. It was a true David and Goliath moment when Altoona-Pa.-based Sheetz, with 437 locations in six states, recently blocked a bid by Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain

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