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Sandwiches Made Their Way

In 2014, sandwiches continue to be in high demand among convenience store consumers. Whole grain breads—as well as flatbreads, wraps and all kinds of artisan breads—and specialty cheeses and meats are among options grabbing customer attention. Rutter’s Farm Stores, with 59 locations in York, Pa., has seen success with a number of sandwich items. “Grilled

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Preparing Sandwiches The Ways Consumers Want Them

Technomic Inc. reports that sandwiches prove to be more successful items on lunch and dinner menus for the past two years. Sandwiches are a staple food item for both lunch and dinner menus at limited- and full-service restaurants, and more consumers report purchasing sandwiches away from home today compared to two years ago. “Today’s consumer

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Tedeschi Introduces Sausage Sub

Tedeschi Food Shops is excited to introduce a sausage sub to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park.  This hearty sub is covered with freshly roasted green and red peppers as well as onions. “This is only the beginning of many exciting seasonally and locally relevant sandwiches at Tedeschi Food Shops,” said Director

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Team Oil Leaps into Foodservice

Team Oil Inc. yesterday completed a six-month construction addition to its flagship Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Wis., opening the doors to expanded facility that includes a Subway franchise, enlarged deli area, new restrooms and a large dining area. Eric Huppert, president and general manager of Team Oil Inc, said the company will

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Tedeschi Remodels Falmouth and Randolph Stores

Store upgrades continue, as Tedeschi prepares its locations to offer an increased assortment of fresh foods. Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops remodeled its East Falmouth and Randolph locations, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 26. These remodels are part of Tedeschi’s plan to upgrade all store locations and offer an assortment of

Subway Expands With Unique Locations

The popular sandwich franchise sets up shop in some unlikely spots.   The SUBWAY restaurant chain announced that a franchisee in Toledo, Ohio, has opened the brand’s 8,000th non-traditional location in

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Keeping Pace With Foodservice Trends

Whether it’s a branded food program or a proprietary deli offering, focusing on quality ingredients, outstanding service and consumer needs has helped boost industry sales. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Consumers are looking for fast service, fresh ingredients and value pricing when choosing a foodservice solution and convenience stores are answering the call with innovative

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Tedeschi Aggressively Remodels Sites

Newly renovated locations offer an array of fresh foods. Tedeschi Food Shops recently remodeled six locations in Massachusetts, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 24. Renovations in Dorchester, Stoughton, Millis, Franklin, Saugus and Fall River are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all store locations are remodeled and able to

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Hess Joins Forces with Quiznos

Companies plan to open more than 50 new restaurants in Florida. Hess, operator of 1,350 gas stations and convenience stores in 18 states, reached a deal with Quiznos to open more than 50 Quiznos restaurants inside Hess locations in Florida. The partnership, the largest to date in terms of Quiznos convenience locations, is a significant

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The Growing Demand for Fresh Foods

In today’s health-conscious world, convenience stores are expanding their menus to include more healthy snacks and meals. By: John Lofstock, Editor. While cash-strapped consumers are cooking at home more often to help ease tight budgets, a new study by the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) found that these shoppers are on the lookout for

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Sandwich Sales on a Roll

There’s a reason why American Retail Services (ARS) of Oceanside, Calif.,  chose sandwiches as the centerpiece of the budding foodservice program it’s launching in its 100-store chain. Chicago-based market research firm Mintel International estimated in September 2010 that despite the challenges of the recent economy, sandwich shop sales grew 3.1% in 2010 to $24.3 billion.

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Portable Solutions

Grab-and-go has become a significant portion of the foodservice industry as 65% of operators now offer portable foods and attribute nearly 25% of revenue to their carry-out business. Rich Products Corp. offers a variety of innovative products to deliver the taste and convenience consumers crave. Rich’s portability solutions meet multiple menu needs to support operators’

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Hess Adds Quiznos To Two Florida Locations

After debuting its first Quiznos location last December, Hess has added six more of the franchises to its fleet of stores. Two Hess Express gas station/convenience stores on Florida’s Treasure Coast recently welcomed Quiznos franchises to their locations, TCPALM reported. The first Quiznos opened two weeks ago in a Port St. Lucie Hess Express at

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Tedeschi Enters Commissary Business

Tedeschi Food Shops has acquired DSD1, the local start-up commissary that produces the chain’s signature TD’s Deli packaged fresh food line. DSD1 will now be known as “Tedeschi Fresh Foods” and will be a subsidiary of Tedeschi Food Shops. Nearly two years ago, Tedeschi Food Shops engaged DSD1 to develop and distribute a new fresh

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GasAmerica Adds Miami Subs Grill

GasAmerica welcomes the first franchise unit of The New Miami Subs Grill, originator of the fast casual restaurant concept. The 2,000-square-foot Miami Grill, joins the 4,000-square-foot Convenience Mart Stop, located at one of GasAmerica’s Greenfield, Ind., locations. “We’ve looked at a number of food concepts and found the New Miami Subs Grill concept the best

Food Sales Are On A Roll

Few things in life are easier than slapping together a sandwich. At home, that is. For c-store operators, operating a successful sandwich program is a complex matter that takes training, solid management, quality ingredients and, most of all, a commitment to a very different type of business than what they’re used to. Even then there

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Donna Sitka knows her way around convenience store foodservice. She is the foodservice manager for the 13 Tiger Tote Food Stores that have foodservice. Until recently that foodservice consisted of a successful fried chicken operation branded Mama’s Kitchen Fried Chicken and a failed Mexican food venture. The Gonzales, Texas chain of 23 stores, operated by

Deli Express Expands Donation Program

Deli Express a supplier of hot and cold sandwiches recently made a 2010 second quarter donation of $50,745 to the National Military Family Association, surpassing $250,000 in total donations to the organization, which is dedicated to serving family members of military service members. Deli Express has been donating a portion of sales of its hot

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  Lettieri’s Inc. has launched one of the American consumer’s favorite sandwiches: Lettieri’s new BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is made from slow-roasted pork simmered in a mouth-watering tomato-based barbeque sauce, sweetened and mixed with just the right amount of molasses. A “hearty helping” (total product weight is 6.25-ounce) of BBQ

Sumptuous Salads

Eating healthy can now be quite delicious with Subway’s new salad options. Subway Restaurants now offers customers even more choices to maintain a healthy and balanced diet with the introduction of two Atkins-Friendly Subway Fresh Salads. The Classic Club Salad carries only nine grams of net carbs while the Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

Sandwich Sensation

Carb-concious customers can still satisfy their hunger with delicious, filling foods. MarketFareFoods introduces three delicious heat-and-eat sandwich varieties to provide a satisfying eating experience for carb-conscious customers, while making a healthy contribution to retailers’ bottom lines. CarbFriendly products include a Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger and Turkey Burger with Swiss cheese, and all feature clear carb-related

Gourmet To-Go

MarketFare Foods introduces new Bistro-To-Go Gourmet Deli Wraps. Premium ingredients, hearty portions of tender, seasoned meats and upscale packaging combine to provide a satisfying experience. These appetizing wraps are available in three mouthwatering flavors—Chicken Chipotle, Beef Steak Fajita and Philly Cheese Steak—individually wrapped in colorful packaging with enticing graphics and taste-tempting text. For more information

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Pierre Foods rolls out its latest innovation in packaged foods, the Blue Stone Grill line of packaged sandwiches. The offering is aimed at consumers who enjoy the home-style flavor of fresh, hot-off-the-grill foods or spicy breaded meats. Five sandwiches comprise the new lineup: Honey BBQ Pork, Beef Charbroil with Cheese, Bacon Charbroil with Cheese, Buffalo

Southern-Style Cooking

  Pierce Chicken introduces Southern Style Traditional Breaded Breast Fillets. Pierce Chicken developed this 2-ounce fillet to help operators take advantage of the growing popularity of breakfast biscuits, kid sandwiches and appetizer sandwiches. Featuring only the highest quality chicken breast with rib meat, Southern Style Traditional Fillets are thick and tender with authentic southern flavor.

Something to Smile About

  New and improved flavor profiles, complete packaging upgrade and great value are all included in the exciting re-launch of the Smiley’s brand sandwich line. Satisfy customer cravings all day, even during the breakfast daypart with the new Smiley’s Sausage Biscuit. The line also includes the top-selling Charbroil with Cheese, the all-American favorite BBQ Rib

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