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Developing a Menu for All Customers

The flexibility of chicken as a menu item allows convenience store operators to develop profitable branded and proprietary programs without sacrificing quality or value.    By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Whether it’s sandwiches, tenders, wings, fried, breaded or sliced, customers have affordable options which can offer them a new experience during each trip to the

7-Eleven Adds APW Wyott Roller Grills

7-Eleven is adding new roller grills by Standex International Corp. Food Service Equipment Group’s APW Wyott brand. Equipment shipments are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of calendar 2010. 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America and, globally, approximately 38,500 stores in 16 countries. “Our selection as an

Mission Foods

Mission Foodservice® is excited to introduce their new authentic tortilla nacho chips that are packed in branded, 3 oz. portion bags assuring the chips stay crisp and fresh. Available packaging options includeMission-branded paper boat or clear, plastic clamshell. Mission’s nacho tortilla chips are perfect for most on-site environments. Booth #7741 Mission Foodswww.missionfoodservice.com/Ideas/NachoProgram.aspx

Tyson Chicken Featured at National Food Conference

An example of Tyson Foods’ commitment to the advancement of child nutrition was featured at the 2010 National Food Policy Conference, hosted by the Consumer Federation of America in cooperation with the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Tyson Wokin’ Orange All-in-One Entree (Fully-Cooked Dark Meat Strips with Spicy Orange Sauce) was part of the meal served during

7-Eleven Tests Chicken Sales

7-Eleven is expanding its food offering, testing sales of whole roasted chicken at some downtown Chicago stores this week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “It’s to see if we can capitalize on home meal replacement,” Carole Davidson, senior vice president of strategic planning for the Dallas-based chain told the Chicago Sun-Times. The whole roasted chicken, priced

TravelCenters of America Adds Low-Cal Meals

This month, TravelCenters of America (TA) Executive Chef Thomas Straub has introduced four flavorful and fit-friendly menu items to the TA full service restaurants. Introduced under the banner of “Stay Fit with Flavor” these meals only have 600 calories, perfect for health conscious consumers. The items include: Shrimp Stir Fry, Chicken Stir Fry, a Grilled

Jam On

Add excitement to menus with Tampa Maid’s Shrimp Jammers, premium tail-on shrimp filled with real cheese and coated in a seasoned breading. Serve alone with a dipping sauce as an appetizer or on a combination plate. Shrimp Jammers are available in three varieties: Diced Jalapeno/Three Cheese Combination, Cheddar Cheese and Monterey Jack. For more information

Hot Stuff Foods

Hot Stuff Foods unveils a new format, name, look and incentive for its SmashHits Deli program. Formerly known as Smash Hit Subs, the new SmashHits Deli has an expanded menu including sub sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, fresh baked cookies and Italian ciabatta bread sandwiches and the new Phat Burrito. A removal of franchise fees for

Beer Brats

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced its Hillshire Farm Miller High Life Beer Brats made with real Miller High Life beer for grilling enthusiastic c-store customers. The first nationally distributed bratwurst of its kind, the premium sausage product leverages two powerful brands—delivering value that will allow operators to increase margins. Cooking bratwurst in beer is a

Battle QSRs

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based  Hot Stuff Foods has launched the ‘MVP’ (Medium Value Pizza) to help retailers capture market share in the ongoing battle with QSRs. “The national pizza chains are promoting pizza deals,” said Craig VanHyfte, vice president of marketing for Hot Stuff Foods, “and Hot Stuff Foods is answering the challenge by equipping our

Developing a Value Menu with Appeal

The coming of summer means a lot of things—chief among them an insatiable hunger for hot dogs, burgers, sausages and brats. No c-store foodservice program is complete without them or the opportunities they represent. “Who doesn’t like a hot dog?” said Kim Loniecki, director of branded foodservice for Wesco Inc. in Muskegon, Mich. “When you’re

Chicken’s Popularity Soars to New Heights

Americans want it, but lots of operators are nervous about it. That’s why working with distributors and training employees on how to handle chicken is so important. Consumers have very definitely stated preferences for chicken items, which is why chains like Wawa feature chicken prominently on their menus. For example, the Pennsylvania-based operator features chicken

Salty Foods Under Fire

Public health experts from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday to force food makers to gradually decrease the amount of sodium in products. The 1.5 teaspoons of sodium Americans consumer daily-most of which comes from processed foods-is more than double the amount they require for positive health

Flexibility Fuels Chicken

TOP FIVE U.S. Chicken producers Average Weekly Production (in million pounds)    Market    Share %     Pilgrim’s Pride 146 20.30% Tyson Foods 144 20.00% Perdue Farms 55 7.60% Sanderson Farms 42 5.80% Wayne Farms 34 4.70%   Investing in foodservice is a big step for any c-store chain, but if it’s done right, the

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