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The Champs Chicken Wing Bar is the newest concept from Pro Food Systems. It brings together high quality marinated jumbo chicken wings, marinated boneless wings and a full line of premium sauces with the best technology in self service hot food application. The Champs Chicken Wing Bar will allow foodservice operators to capture quick-service lunch

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Manitowoc Americas Ovens Division Opens Headquarters

The new regional headquarters building will also include an expanded state of the art commercial kitchen. Manitowoc Foodservice is investing in expanded manufacturing and has opened a new operating company headquarters for the Americas Ovens operating company at its Cleveland, Ohio location. “The consolidation of our Americas ovens manufacturing and related business activities in one

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With Foodservice Equipment, Cheap Can Be Costly

There are few bargains when it comes to purchasing the right cooking equipment. Functionality and practicality must coincide with an affordable price tag. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Just like the latest luxury car, a shiny, new piece of foodservice equipment can be hard to resist. But Brian Tucker, foodservice director for Lake, Fla.-based S

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Fresh Foods, Fast Service

Burgers, brats and sausages continue to drive sales among core convenience store consumers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Convenience dining is on the rise and the demand for sandwiches is jumping. Americans’ love of burgers, sausage and brats is creating plenty of opportunity for convenience stores, where lunch and dinner solutions anchor the menu. The

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The Love’s Revolution

With an increasing store count, ongoing redesigns and a renewed focus on foodservice, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has transformed its business model. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is set to begin construction on its 300th location this August. As it prepares for this milestone, the travel stop

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Holiday Side Dish

Uncle Ben’s created the perfect holiday comfort dish available in two easy-to-prepare varieties: traditional white bread and classic cornbread stuffings. Both new mixes have an ideal blend of seasonings, breadcrumbs, grains and veggies. The stuffings go well with Miniature Roast Turkey Dinner Sliders. C-stores can purchase Uncle Ben’s stuffing mix from Oct. 1 through Dec.

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Dealing with Dairy

A federal program is threatening milk and ice cream prices, which could impact c-store sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Even with all of the options that packaged goods manufacturers give consumers today—brands, flavors, package sizes, price points, promotions and much more—ice cream has remained a pretty simple retail category. Enter the federal government. In

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Ready Pac Foods Recalls Mass Amount Of Apple Products

Ready Pac Foods makes a large recall on sliced apples sold in c-stores, supermarkets and fast food chains. Ready Pac Foods Inc. recalled apple slices and pieces sold at fast food chains such as McDonald’s or Burger King, supermarkets and convenience stores because of possible listeria contamination. Ready Pac Foods reported it is recalling 293,488

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Packaged Facts Defines Dining Habits In America

A market study takes a close look at the generational differences in eating habits of Americans to help the retail and foodservice industries  Packaged Facts released a report that analyzes America’s mealtime tendencies and eating habits. The study titled “How We Eat: Retail and Foodservice Opportunities in When and Where America Eats” reports that age

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Millennial Consumers More Likely To Make Foodservice Purchases

“Millennials are a critical consumer group to the foodservice industry, and finding ways to market to them can be difficult because they have high and varied expectations,” says Sara Monnette, director of consumer research for Technomic. Consumers’ positive outlook of the future indicates that they may increase spending on foodservice within the next year, according

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Reichel Foods Inc. Recalls Products From C-Stores

A foodservice company recalls a limited number of its snack and lunch products to protect consumers from possible Lysteria cases. Reichel Foods Inc., a healthy snack food company based in Minnesota, issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its products. NACS released a report that said several of the company’s products have the potential

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Pantry, TA Release Financial Results

Both The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America release their third and second quarter financial results, respectively. The Pantry Inc. and TravelCenters of America (TA) report their financial results through the end of June for this year. Pantry Inc. reported its net income was $14.8 million or $0.65 per share. This compares to net income

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Grab Wraps

Fernando’s Fine Mexican Food is pleased to present its new Grab Wraps, a unique addition to convenience store foodservice offerings. Grab Wraps are fully cooked, hand-rolled and stuffed tortillas for c-store customers. They require no additional on-site preparation, and are developed to work seamlessly with equipment such as roller grills or hot cases. New Grab

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Food Sales Make Up For High Gas Prices In Today’s C-Store Market

“Food is the future of (the c-store) industry,” says Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president to The Gazette, an Eastern Iowa newspaper. Food sales accounted for 16.9% of a record $195 billion of in-store sales at convenience stores in 2011, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which means many c-store chains have been

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Pink Cookies Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Otis Spunkmeyer is ready to offer its limited-edition Pink Cookie to consumers this August through October, which helps draw attention to breast cancer awarness. The company has donated more than $200,000 since 2010 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support the fight against breast cancer through the sales of its Pink Cookies. The

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Pizza Cone Comes To Three C-Stores

Several New York-area convenience stores are delving into the sale of pizza cones. Three gas station chains in the New York metropolitan-area are selling new Cono Italiano Inc. “pizza conos” at their c-stores. Exxon, BP and Gulf Gas Stations are now selling pizza conos and empanadas to consumers. The pizza cono is a drip-free, cone-shaped

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Manitowoc Appoints New VP Of Global Accounts

Manitowoc Foodservice promotes an experienced team member to vice president of global accounts. Manitowoc Foodservice announced the promotion of Bill Hallett to vice president of global accounts–YUM effective immediately. Hallett will be responsible for managing the relationship aspects of YUM! Brands / YUM! Restaurants International (YRI) corporately and globally. Both Joe Kaplan, vice president of

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Sheetz President Recognized By Nation’s Restaurant News

“It takes vision and confidence in your strategy” to be a Golden Chain Award winner, says Randall Friedman of Nation’s Restaurant News. Sheetz President and CEO Stan Sheetz has been honored and named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News for demonstrating overall business performance and growth. Sheetz will be presented the

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NRA Speaks Out About Beverage Ban In NYC

The National Restaurant Association takes a stance on the proposed large beverage ban in New York City. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) spoke out at a public hearing on the proposed large beverage ban in New York. The NRA told the New York Department of Health that it thinks the proposed ban is a misguided

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NACS Praises New Menu-Labeling Legislation

The legislation “sets realistic requirements for how businesses are classified under these regulations,” said Jeff Miller, former NACS chairman. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hailed legislation introduced yesterday, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, as a thoughtful approach to providing the necessary flexibility and understanding of convenience store foodservice operations. “This legislation will

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AWMA & Merchants Grocery Co. Host FDA Plant Tour

Merchants Grocery Co. plant tour aims to help FDA better understand the distributor’s role in the tobacco distribution process. A group of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators visited AWMA member Merchants Grocery Co. in Culpeper, Va., on Wednesday, July 18, and viewed the company’s tobacco processing operation at the invitation of AWMA and Merchants. 

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Home State of Chester’s Gains Another Store

 “We are excited to bring Chester’s great tasting chicken to the folks of Salem,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s, a fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, is celebrating the grand opening of a new location Salem, Ala. This location is in The Store, which is walking distance from Auburn University. This Chester’s location

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Kangaroo Express Hands Out Hot Dogs

Kangaroo Express promotes its foodservice by handing out free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day. The Pantry Inc. celebrates National Hot Dog Day this upcoming Monday, July 23, by offering a free hot dog to every guest at its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express c-stores. The Kangaroo Express invites customers to stop by participating stores

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Keep Stores Smelling Fresh In Summer

Restrooms, dumpsters and drain lines are among areas foodservice operators need to pay extra close attention to on hot summer days.  Recent record temperatures have made foodservice venues a haven for people dodging the heat. However, higher temperatures can mean more than just oppressive heat and humidity—they can also create malodors. Cintas a provider of

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Fudge Pop-Tarts

The Kellogg’s Convenience Team announced that frosted chocolate fudge Pop-Tarts are returning to c-store shelves. The treats are chocolate crusted with a chocolate filling. This is in an effort to expand the wholesome snack category. The product comes with six pouches in a display carton with 12 cartons in a case for a total of

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