Technomic’s 2012 Sandwich Consumer Trend Report found that more than half (55%) of Americans are now purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Just two years ago, the top-selling sandwiches at Famima convenience stores were tuna salad, turkey and cheese and egg salad, all on white bread. Today, the same proteins lead the pack,
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
“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
Mitt Romney talks hoagies and touchscreens in Pennsylvania. Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, while on the campaign trail, visited a Wawa convenience store and polled the crowd at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Cornwall, Pa., about where they buy their sandwiches. The question touched on a local state divide: Wawa or Sheetz, Yahoo News reported.
Newly upgraded stores feature a selection fresh foods prepared by Tedeschi’s proprietary commissary. Tedeschi Food Shops has completed the remodel of two locations in Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, Mass. Renovations of the 169 Spring Street, Bridgewater and 52 Bedford Street, East Bridgewater stores, which were completed in 2011, are part of a company-wide initiative to
After complete rebuilding, Kangaroo Express store celebrates reopening on Dec. 8 The Kangaroo Express convenience store that was extensively damaged by April tornadoes celebrated its reopening on Dec. 8 after a complete rebuilding of the store and gas pumps. Mayor Barger led the celebration with a ribbon cutting announcing its open doors. Kangaroo Express took
Georgia-Pacific Professional, a leading manufacturer of innovative washroom, wiper and foodservice solutions, introduces Dixie Rite-Wrap Natural deli papers to its portfolio of food wrap offerings. Now available to foodservice operators, the 100% unbleached wax paper is appropriate for a wide range of food types and comes in a variety of sizes to meet the needs
It’s time for all convenience store owners to recognize the overall value of a good deli program. By Jim Callahan. While a solid deli program is part of the convenience store industry’s present, it is destined to play an even larger and more critical part of our future. Whether you are a small chain or
Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.
As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.
“We know Champlain Farms customers will be attracted by Quiznos’ brand recognition and appetizing menu,” says president of Champlain Farms. Vermont-based convenience and gasoline retailer Champlain Farms is set to open Quiznos restaurants inside Champlain Farms’ 40 locations. The new Quiznos restaurants are planned for Champlain Farms locations throughout Vermont, situated in highly-frequented locations,
Convenience store operators can now put America’s Favorite Mustard on their menus to join the team of French’s Mustard Mixologists. Simply mixing French’s Mustards with standard back-of-house ingredients will transform average sauces to unique, spreadable blends. The French’s Mustard Mixology program helps store operators create unique sauces, such as Smoky Chipotle Honey Mustard or Bistro
Sheetz opens a new c-store in Luzerne County, Pa., while also giving hundreds of dollars to new customers anticipating the store’s opening. Sheetz is opening its first location in Sugarloaf, Pa., today at 551 Route 93. Excitement is high for this store’s opening since there is a prize for the first 50 people in line
Continuing toward its goal of renovating all of its locations, Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled its store at 103 Main Street in Westford, Mass., bringing the total of stores remodeled in 2010 to 13. This store now offers a wide variety of fresh, healthy options like TD’s Deli Express crisp salads, delicious wraps,
The sandwich gives consumers convenience and price, but does not deliver on enough fiber and nutrients until now. To pack a nutritional punch into the sandwich category, Super Bakery has developed a line of Organic Whole Grain Super Sandwich Buns, Super Sub Rolls, Super Tortillas and Super Breads. With the simple change to the company’s
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
Quiznos introduces a new, healthier line of subs for its customers. Quiznos Sub launches the next phase of low-carb living: more than 20 Low Carb Toasty Flatbreadsandwiches under 10 grams of net carbohydrates. This unique line of low carbsandwiches are prepared similarly to Quiznos’ toasted sub sandwiches. Quiznosserves customers’ favorite sub recipes on top of
Chesters offers consumers a high-quality chicken product, cooked to perfection with a unique taste and style. The company’s secret is a breading recipe and process that has been successful for more than 40 years. Chesters uses only real chicken that is specially marinated and offers double breaded, bone-in tenders and potato wedges as well as