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Wing Bar

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 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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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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Ohio KFC Converts to Krispy Krunchy Chicken

The KFC in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, converted to a Krispy Krunchy Chicken earlier this month, Minuteman Press reported. Rao’s Hospitality Inc. in Columbus, Ohio owns many of the KFC restaurants in the Ohio and Pennsylvania area. The Cuyahoga Falls location marks the fourth of its KFC stores in Ohio to close in the last two

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Boiled Side Dishes

Champs Chicken offers a variety of side dishes that will let consumers customize meals better: mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, seasoned green beans, seasoned corn, cinnamon candied apples, chicken gravy, white pepper gravy and sausage gravy. All of these items are packaged in small portion “boil in bags” that can be prepared on a stove

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Chicken Prep Table

Champs Chicken designed a new, manual breading table that can help retailers get their foodservice prep work done faster. The table has a handle attached to a gear box that makes it almost like an auto sift breading table. Retailers can easily sift breading, breaking down the dough balls while removing unwanted items and dispensing

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Carving Out a Sandwich Strategy

While branded and proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of attention at retail, prepared sandwiches have quietly—and profitably—filled a valuable niche for retailers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Sandwiches and wraps are a $2.7 billion category and sales are expected to remain strong through 2014, according to a 2011 report from foodservice research and marketing

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Pizza Occasions Grow With Key Sales Drivers

Innovation, convenience and versatility can boost your pizza sales in 2012. A new report by Technomic shows pizza consumption continues to rise. More than four in 10 (41%) consumers polled say they’re now eating pizza once a week, compared to 26% just two years ago. Pizza consumption has increased over the past two years as

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Pork & Queso Triangles

McCain Foods has introduced Pork & Queso Triangles as part of its new Taste Travelers product line. Taste Travelers make global flavors more accessible than ever. Each item is sized to fit multiple menu price points, which makes them perfect for today’s profitable menu applications like small plates and bar menus. Pork & Queso Triangles

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Seasonal Solutions for All Menus

Apple  harvest season and National Apple Month offers operators an opportunity to highlight apples, a nostalgic American comfort food. Established fruit-grower owned cooperative Knouse Foods highlights how foodservice professionals can appeal to customers’ growing desires for more seasonal menu offerings with an assortment of recipe ideas for all dayparts. Knouse Foods’ ready-to-use Lucky Leaf and

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7-Eleven Debuts Maple Pancake Sausage Roller

“The maple aroma gets their attention, and the satisfying sweet and savory flavor will keep them coming back,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. Doughnuts in the bakery case, coffee brewing at the hot beverage bar, breakfast sandwiches ready to heat, orange juice in the vault – and now a new breakfast item rolls into 7-Eleven stores this

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IDDBA FSCRP Expands Reach of Food Safety Certification

Retailers weigh in on how the program has helped their business. The necessity of food safety in retail dairy, deli, and bakery departments is increasingly apparent every day. For that reason, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and

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NACS 2011 Broaster Chicken

Looking to add versatility to your foodservice offering? Watch this video to see how Broaster’s pressure frying systems, full-line of sauces, which includes honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, mild wing, signature and oriental, new line of interactive menu boards and complete packaging options will help you expand and grow your foodservice sales.

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Chester’s Opens 17 New Locations

“Each opening brings Chester’s great chicken and sides to more people, and keeps the brand growing,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s International LLC continues its aggressive expansion by opening 17 more domestic locations.   With industry expectations that convenience store food sales will outperform the restaurant and food industry averages, Chester’s is well positioned for success. Chester’s

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Perfecting Pizza

A top-notch pie and artistic appeal help differentiate the offering for this important foodservice segment. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Pizza, a perennial favorite of American culture, is grabbing headlines as some restaurateurs and retailers devise gourmet versions with a variety of innovative toppings and crusts. And while that’s all well and good, c-store shoppers

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Quiet Commercial Blender

Vitamix introduces The Quiet One, a powerful, premium blender that utilizes exclusive technology for superior noise reduction.  An innovative door seal design, coupled with patent-pending floating technology, significantly reduces vibration transmission and improves airflow, which reduces sound, making The Quite One ideal for any front-of-the-house environment. It operates 18 decibels below its closest competitor on

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Local Store Marketing: Foodservice Group Sales

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. One often-overlooked strategy to generate ancillary foodservice revenues is developing a program to tap group sales.  Generating revenue through large group order sales is an excellent way to exponentially grow your business.  The sale from the initial large group order is the first source

Hunt Brothers

New products from Hunt Brothers. Self rising dough and delivered frozen with sauce and cheese eliminates 90% of your labor concerns. 12″ or a “hunk” 1/4 of a large pizza, all toppings no extra charge. Limited Time Offers (LTO’s) include the current Philly Cheesesteak Pizza and coming in 2012, a new Buffalo Chicken Pizza. A

Broaster

Looking to add versatility to your foodservice offering? Watch this video to see how Broaster’s pressure frying systems, full-line of sauces, which includes honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, mild wing, signature and oriental, new line of interactive menu boards and complete packaging options will help you expand and grow your foodservice sales.

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Tesco Exits Japan

The British retailer pulls out of Japan, leaving many to speculate on the future of Tesco’s struggling U.S. venture Fresh & Easy. Tesco has announced it is pulling out of Japan after eight years of heavy losses, leaving some analysts to speculate on the fate of Tesco’s embattled Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the

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(Bread)stick around Piccadilly Circus Pizza introduces its new Double Dippers Breadstick program as part of the new Freezer to Oven foodservice concepts currently being developed to help retailers control labor and grow the bottom line. Double Dippers Breadsticks have three mouthwatering flavors—Garlicsticks, Cheesesticks and Cinnamonsticks— that taste great and are easy to make. The frozen

Turning a Foodservice Profit

With many c-stores moving into foodservice to compensate for lagging cigarette and gasoline sales, the roller grill is becoming more important than ever for driving sales. According to industry retailers, among the emerging trends worth noting is the growing popularity of breakfast sausages for the morning daypart, while spicy and ethnic flavors continue to attract

Pizza Popularity Drives Food Sales

Some version of pizza has been around ever since a working man in Ancient Greece discovered that a flat round bread (plankuntos) embellished with assorted toppings made a hearty, thrifty and convenient dining experience. Little did that anonymous cook suspect that his humble meal would one day launch a major industry. According to Blumenfeld and

C-Store Food Sales Get Healthier

Convenience retailers are increasing their share of healthy, fresh food sales, according to industry observers, who noted convenience outlets and big boxes are also gaining share at the expense of grocery stores. Though fresh and prepared foods offer high margin rings, c-store retailers should be certain they are truly ready to do food preparation before

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