Hot Stuff Foods has introduced Hot Stuff Foods Xpress, a new foodservice distribution partnership and license initiative.
“Hot Stuff Foods Xpress offers the retailer the best of both worlds,” noted Hot Stuff Vice President of Marketing Craig VanHyfte, “delivery through their distributor, coupled with trusted Hot Stuff branding. In addition with hot options and self-service options, the consumer can have what they want, when they want it.”
VanHyfte points out that now, just about every retailer committed to quality foodservice can provide 24/7 foodservice availability, regardless of size.
“Hot Stuff Foods Xpress is designed specifically to occupy minimal space, utilize less labor and require less capital expense,” said VanHyfte, “while offering strong gross margins with no franchise fees nor royalties. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a mid-afternoon or late night snack, Hot Stuff Foods Xpress offers an array of day-part specific menu choices, including hot pizza slices and/or take-n-bake pizza, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, calzones, stuffed breadsticks, burritos and more.”
C-Store Operations Manager Nancy Lewis, who operates T&M Express out of Nevis, Minn., has been a successful Hot Stuff franchisee, and recently partnered with her local distributor to implement Hot Stuff Foods Xpress.
“We actually have both,” said Lewis, “the full component program (Hot Stuff Foods franchise) and the Hot Stuff Foods Xpress program. We installed the Xpress unit because we weren’t sure if the store’s location could support the traffic, and we also wanted to keep our labor to a minimum. The Xpress program also has less pieces to the puzzle and it was easy to train our employees, and quickly get up and running. Hot Stuff Foods Xpress gives us the capability to provide quality foodservice in a smaller space.”
Lewis noted that T&M Express is already in the process of adding a third Hot Stuff Foods location.