Fresh Ideas Sell Sandwiches

Grab and go? Made to order? Kristi Patel sees it all as assistant director for retail operations for Iowa State University, which has five convenience stores on its campus. All of the stores offer grab-and-go sandwiches and three also have delis that offer the made-to-order (MTO) option. Some locations also offer the option of toasting

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Broaster Participates in 2017 MotoAmerica Season

Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda joins the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Broaster Co. announced that Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda is a key player in the Superbike class for the 2017 MotoAmerica season. This marks the first year Broaster Co.’s involvement with the RoadRace Factory is elevated to a corporate-wide level of participation. “We’re excited

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Hispanic Food Offers Opportunity

As the U.S. Hispanic and Latino populations continue to grow, the demand for Hispanic items in c-stores is expected to increase as well. The Hispanic population in the U.S. has grown 43% in the past decade, reported IBISWorld, a Los Angeles market research firm. There has never been a larger or more influential minority than

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Chicken Options Span Dayparts

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans are expected to eat close to 92 pounds per capita of the nation’s favorite fowl, making it the most popular center-of-the-plate choice. The National Chicken Council (NCC) noted that chicken consumption per capita has increased nearly every year since the mid-1960s, while red meat consumption has declined.

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‘The Donut’ Breakfast Sandwich

Land Mark Products’ Day’n Night Bites, a provider of pizza and sandwiches to the convenience store industry, has introduced the successful fusion of two American breakfasts: “Eggs’n Sausage” and “Donuts.” They’re not joking. Again (just to prove this is no typo) Day’n Night Bites created a single breakfast sandwich by combining real eggs, savory sausage […]

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Curved Strip Heaters

The Glo-Ray Curved Infrared Strip Heater from Hatco Corp. is the perfect, stylish solution for front-of-the-house applications where heat is needed. Featuring a patented housing design that is unobtrusive, this curved strip heater uses Hatco’s signature pre-focused heat pattern to effectively blanket food holding areas to safely hold products at optimum serving temperatures without drying […]

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Baking Flexibility

Moffat, manufacturer of commercial convection ovens, proofers and holding cabinets, has launched the new Turbofan 40 Combi Series. The new Turbofan 40 Series Combi oven delivers convenience in a compact 32-inch wide footprint. The Turbofan 40 Series features enhanced settings, which operate in three modes, including combi, convection or steam. Each unique setting delivers improved […]

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Wendy’s Introducing Ordering Kiosks

Kiosks expected to cut down on labor costs, appeal to younger customers. Fast-food behemoth Wendy’s has announced plans to introduce self-ordering kiosks in one out of every six—or about 1,000—of its franchise locations nationwide by the end of 2017, with a typical location receiving three kiosks, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.

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Health Consciousness Drives Protein Alternative Consumption

As more consumers adopt healthier lifestyles, interest in meat substitutes is growing. While not fully committing to a meat-free lifestyle, ‘Meatless Mondays’ seem to be catching on among Americans as a way to cut back with new research from Mintel revealing that the top reason U.S. consumers use meat alternatives is because they occasionally like

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Burger King Parent Company Acquires Popeyes

The transaction is expected to close in April. Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI)—one of the largest global quick-service restaurant companies and owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons is set to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. $79 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion. The acquisition of Popeyes will add a successful, highly-regarded brand with

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Reheating Coffee Sales

With so many options available, consumers expect to get their perfect cup of coffee all day, every day. Retailers share tips on how they turned their store coffee bars into daily destinations for brew enthusiasts. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Many consumers associate convenience stores with coffee, and if the coffee program is done right

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TA Restaurant Introduces Popeyes Louisiana Restaurant in New Mexico

Marks the 66th Popeyes for TA, but its first in New Mexico. The TA Restaurant Group opened a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at TA Santa Rosa located at I-40/Rt. 54/Rt. 84, Exit 277 (2634 Historic Route 66), in Santa Rosa, N.M. The new Popeyes will serve the prominent southern-style cooking that has made Popeyes famous.

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Tracking Profits and Losses

A solid foodservice P&L helps c-stores determine the true cost of food items, ensuring operators are pricing their offerings competitively. By CSD Staff Although many people know a store profit and loss statement is important to understanding their business’s growth, it can be challenging to know what information to include when creating one. Often it

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Undercounter Refrigerators

Master-Bilt introduced the enhanced Fusion Series MBURG-A glass door undercounter/worktable refrigerators at the NAFEM Show in February. The glass door undercounter/worktable line offers a new design to capitalize on available workspace, energy efficiency and stress-free maintenance. The new glass door undercounter/worktable refrigerators are equipped with dual pane self-closing glass doors featuring a full-length handle for […]

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Sandwich and Salad Prep Units

Nor-Lake introduced the enhanced AdvantEDGE NLSP-A sandwich/salad prep units at the NAFEM Show in February. The NLSP-A series is designed to optimize space and function while providing ample food preparation space for operators. The NLSP-A series features a new front-breathing design that allows for zero-clearance installation on both the sides and back of the unit. […]

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Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Wells

Retain optimum freshness and taste of your pre-chilled food offerings with the new Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Wells from Hatco. The Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Wells accommodate 1-4 full-size food pans. Because the pans are placed in a lengthwise, narrow grouping in the Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Well, customers have an easy reach to the food products, even […]

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Spinx Goes Local

Spinx incorporates local fruits into its Fresh on the Go program to appeal to shopper demand for more locally-sourced produce. As consumers increasingly look for clean labels, sustainable sourcing and food that remains fresh along the path from farm to table, the demand for local food has grown. In response, some restaurants have added their

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Hunt Brothers’ Buffalo Chicken Pizza Returns

A limited time only favorite reappears for the 10th year. Hunt Brothers Pizza has re-introduced its most popular Limited Time Offer (LTO), Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Available now, customers will be able to order this specialty pizza at participating locations across the country while supplies last. As consumer buying habits continue to propel trends in spicy

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Breakfast Is Driving C-Store Traffic

A well thought-out breakfast plan, tying all foodservice elements together, will lead to a well-executed roll out, fetch foot traffic and increase sales. By CSD Staff More and more, consumers are looking at convenience stores as morning destinations. This includes the growing demand for bakery products. In fact, studies show that about 29% of c-store

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Rutter’s Introduces Chef Coats

Rutter’s signals professionalism and high quality food to customers with new chef coats for the food management team. Beginning this month, Rutter’s rolled out chef coats for all of its restaurant management team, including restaurant managers, assistant restaurant managers, roving restaurant managers and roving store managers. Rutter’s is the first in its competitive footprint to

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IFDA Names Red Diamond A Top Foodservice Manufacturer

Red Diamond ranked in the top four at the 2017 IFDA Partner of the Year Awards. Red Diamond was recently recognition as a leading foodservice manufacturer by the Institutional Food Distributors of America (IFDA). The IFDA’s Partner of the Year award is designed to recognize manufacturers with exceptional performance and a long-term goal of continuing

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QuickChek Wins With Fresh Sales

From simple ingredients to label transparency and merchandising to showcase ‘fresh,’ QuickChek is meeting consumer requests for better-for-you food. By CSD Staff Just as foodservice and food offerings in the convenience channel have changed with time, the concept of fresh is now naturally positioned at the forefront of the customer experience. Consumers’ demand has grown

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Heated Shelf Merchandisers

Alto-Shaam’s newest merchandiser product line now includes individually-controlled heated shelves that keep food warm for hours at the highest level of quality. Featuring exclusive Halo Heat fanless technology for precise, even temperature, these merchandisers hold a variety of grab-and-go products, including rotisserie chickens, pizza, sandwiches and more. Convenient, fresh meals are displayed to sell to […]

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All-in-One Dessert Option

Carpigiani, a global innovator of frozen dessert equipment, showcased the all-in-one versatile batch freezer, the READY, at the NAFEM Show earlier this month. READY by Carpigiani is the perfect application for a coffee bar, pizzeria, pastry shop, bakery, quick-serve restaurant or gelateria. READY technology completes the full frozen- dessert production process in just one machine, […]

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Stripes’ Fresh Opening in Corpus Christi

The company’s next-generation location offers a dining area that seats 28 inside and an outdoor patio with seating for 20 more patrons. Stripes Convenience Stores and Laredo Taco Company continue the rollout of next-generation Stripes stores with the planned opening of its newest store in Corpus Christi, Texas. This morning, Stripe will host a grand

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