Convenience Store Decisions » Foodservice http://www.csdecisions.com Convenience Store Community and News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:35:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Technomic Study Shows Generational Preferences In Food http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/24/technomic-study-shows-generational-preferences-food/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/24/technomic-study-shows-generational-preferences-food/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:02:56 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=53108 Gen Zers and Millennials tend to be more optimistic about and reliant on foodservice. Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74% of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today’s foodservice consumers. Technomic recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation—including its very first look at Generation Z—to uncover

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Corner Store Adds Spice to Summer Menu http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/21/corner-store-adds-spice-summer-menu/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/21/corner-store-adds-spice-summer-menu/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:28:47 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=53006 New puff pies and whoopie pies feature kick of sriracha. Corner Store is kicking up the spice in its summer offerings and promotions, introducing sriracha sauce and a culinary twist in its new savory puff pies and sweet whoopie pies. The new Sriracha Club Puff Pie is a flaky, buttery pastry filled with piping hot

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Weigel’s Adds Proprietary Bakery http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/18/weigels-adds-proprietary-bakery/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/18/weigels-adds-proprietary-bakery/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:14:55 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52998 An array of daily delivered fresh bakery products to help Weigel’s compete at breakfast, snacking occasions. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor After eight years in the foodservice game, Weigel’s is upping its bakery offering with help from its newly-opened bakery facility that now creates proprietary fresh baked products for the c-stores. Weigel’s launched the new

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Winning with a Quality Deli http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/17/winning-quality-deli/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/17/winning-quality-deli/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:20:58 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52924 Giving customers more than they expect is key in building foodservice sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Folks in New York don’t take their deli lightly. So when Harry Singh, president and CEO of Bolla Oil Corp., decided to pilot a “gourmet” deli program in one of his company’s Brooklyn Bolla Market convenience stores in

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Chicken Minis http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/chicken-minis/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/chicken-minis/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:29:35 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52832 Milford Valley has developed new stuffed chicken minis for its retail chicken product line. The ready-to-cook products are a miniature version of Milford Valley’s chicken entrées that feature raw, breaded chicken breast meat stuffed with delicious fillings. The stuffed chicken minis are available in three flavors—Cordon Swiss (filled with ham and cheese), Buffalo Style (filled

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Testing Your Hot Dispensed Beverage IQ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/testing-hot-dispensed-beverage-iq/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/testing-hot-dispensed-beverage-iq/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:33:11 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=49533 With convenience stores putting so much focus on the coffee category, consumers stop to buy coffee at c-stores more than they fill up their cars. Can your stores compete with industry leaders? By David Bishop, Managing Partner, Balvor LLC Most convenience store retailers appreciate the value that hot dispensed beverages provide. Retailers also recognize the

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates National Hot Dog Day http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/kangaroo-express-celebrates-national-hot-dog-day-2/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/16/kangaroo-express-celebrates-national-hot-dog-day-2/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:47:44 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52800 Guests with Military I.D. or a Kangaroo Mobile App can get a free Ball Park hot dog on July 23. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it will once again celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 23. As a token of appreciation for our Armed Services, Kangaroo Express will offer a free

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New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Pizzas http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/11/new-study-reveals-americas-favorite-pizzas/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/11/new-study-reveals-americas-favorite-pizzas/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:15:16 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52742 Restaurant pizza preferences differ demographically. American consumers’ restaurant pizza preferences differ depending on their age, gender and where they live, according to a new study by Culinary Visions Panel. Some 500 consumers were presented with the following pizza concepts and asked how likely they would be to order them at their favorite restaurant. ·         Meat

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Vitamix President and CEO Receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/11/vitamix-president-ceo-receives-ey-entrepreneur-year-award/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/11/vitamix-president-ceo-receives-ey-entrepreneur-year-award/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:08:47 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52736 Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the family business category. Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Family Business Category in the Northeast Ohio region. Vitamix, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer of high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use, was founded by Berg’s great

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Top 10 Foodservice Trends on Campus http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/09/top-10-foodservice-trends-campus/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/09/top-10-foodservice-trends-campus/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:08:57 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52594 Ten years worth of surveys, interviews and roundtable discussions reveal the evolution of trends in the education segments. Ten years ago Y-Pulse (ypulse.org) began tracking foodservice trends through the nation’s leading foodservice directors in the education segments to give food marketers insight on what would shape the tastes of tomorrow’s consumers, and this latest report

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Rutter’s Debuts New Menu Items http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/09/rutters-debuts-new-menu-items/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/09/rutters-debuts-new-menu-items/#respond Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52581 “We are always searching for interesting flavors and creative foods to add to our menu,” says Rutter’s vice president of food service. Rutter’s Farm Stores has brought even more diversity to its unique menu by adding Mahi Mahi fish bites, chicken wings, pork wings and taco dogs. Rutter’s all-new flaky, mouth-watering Mahi Mahi fish bites

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Premium Fresh-Brewed Coffee http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/premium-fresh-brewed-coffee/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/premium-fresh-brewed-coffee/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:44:38 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52530 The Coca-Cola Co. introduces Gold Peak Coffee, enabling foodservice operators and retailers to offer consumers fresh-brewed premium coffee at an affordable price. The branded, high-quality coffee is rich, full-bodied, aromatic and made from 100% Arabica beans cultivated with care to ensure a smooth taste. It’s available to independent restaurants and national chains in three proprietary,

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Versatile Grill http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/versatile-grill/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/versatile-grill/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:37:28 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52534 Hatco Corp.’s innovative Multi Contact Grill (MCG) offers flexibility, ease of cleaning and precision cooking performance. It provides operators with reliable quality for years of trouble-free, versatile cooking. The Multi Contact Grill includes enamel coated, rust and scratch resistant cast iron plates. Both grooved and smooth are available and coupled with a quick-change feature, to

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BBQ Grill Pizza http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/bbq-grill-pizza/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/bbq-grill-pizza/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:22:20 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52536 Piccadilly Circus Pizza, an industry-leading provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to the convenience store industry, introduces its new seasonal pizza, the BBQ Grill Pizza. The company’s concept kitchen developed the pizza by combining favorite summer BBQ elements with traditional pizza components. Though there was no debate about the excellence of the meat toppings (Beef,

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Deli Wedge Sandwiches http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/deli-wedge-sandwiches/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/deli-wedge-sandwiches/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:20:02 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52538 AdvancePierre Foods (APF), a nationally-recognized, fully-integrated producer and seller of handheld sandwiches and value-added meats, is expanding its Fast Choice sandwich line to include a variety of deli wedge sandwiches, including Turkey Breast & Cheese, Honey Ham & Cheese, Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad. With the addition of deli sandwiches to the hot sandwich offerings

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Tedeschi Promotes Donoghue To Chief Operating Officer http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/tedeschi-promotes-donoghue-chief-operating-officer/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/07/tedeschi-promotes-donoghue-chief-operating-officer/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:28:30 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52573 Position includes overseeing the collaboration of all operations and facilitates. Tedeschi Food has promoted Greg Donoghue to chief operating officer. Donoghue succeeds Robert Tedeschi Jr., who retired late last month after nearly 39 years of notable service. In his role, Donoghue will oversee all operations and facilitates collaboration and project management oversight for all departmental

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Brewing a Coffee Strategy Pays Dividends http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/06/brewing-coffee-strategy-pays-dividends/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/06/brewing-coffee-strategy-pays-dividends/#respond Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:23:19 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=49937 A well-run program can help customers start the day with a smile and bring them back again and again. It can also anchor a breakfast program, serve as a profit center and prove a key point of differentiation—assuming it is done right. Doing it right means starting with top-quality products, having all the condiments and

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Piccadilly Circus Pizza Introduces BBQ Grill Pizza http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/03/piccadilly-circus-pizza-introduces-bbq-grill-pizza/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/03/piccadilly-circus-pizza-introduces-bbq-grill-pizza/#respond Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:17:55 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52505 Lively debate erupts over BBQ sauce. Piccadilly Circus Pizza, a provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to theconvenience store industry, reluctantly (somewhat) introduces its new seasonal pizza—BBQ Grill Pizza—on account of lively debate. “We’re peaceful people,” explains Marketing Vice President Dana Evaro. “But when we couldn’t agree on a BBQ sauce, things got interesting.” The

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Beverage Station http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/beverage-station/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/beverage-station/#respond Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:11:09 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52457 The new Beverage Station from Server Products combines the EZ-Cream dispenser with an array of sweetener dispensers to quickly dispense dairy and sweeteners for drive-through window service and self-service coffee stations. The EZ-Cream energy-efficient, thermoelectric chiller keeps dairy below 41ºF. Sweetener dispensers use color-coded portion triggers preset to portion-pack equivalents. This energy-efficient, low-voltage cooling method

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Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/classic-gourmet-mayonnaise/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/classic-gourmet-mayonnaise/#respond Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:08:29 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52459 Ventura Foods offers its Classic Gourmet line of high-performance, premium mayonnaises, perfect for all hot and cold applications. Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise can be used as a one-to-one replacement for the nation’s leading consumer-recognized brands and is up to 20% less expensive. It offers the same flavor, texture and appearance with superior holding power. Classic Gourmet

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One-At-A-Time Dispensing http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/one-time-dispensing/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/one-time-dispensing/#respond Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:56:55 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52032 Dispense cups one-at-a-time with Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex 2000 cup dispenser. Totally self-adjusting, the SF2000 dispenser accurately dispenses paper, plastic and foam cups up to 64 ounces. Constructed of NSF and FDA approved materials, the SF2000 cup dispenser can be mounted in counters or cabinets and is also available with an optional stainless steel collar to match

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Gulf-Branded Locations To Offer Frozen Yogurt http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/gulf-branded-locations-offer-frozen-yogurt/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/07/02/gulf-branded-locations-offer-frozen-yogurt/#respond Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:10:36 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52448 Program includes marketing support, loyalty programs and promotions as part of the kiosk package. Gulf Oil LP has selected Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as a preferred vendor for its Yumz Express frozen yogurt offering. Yumz Express is an innovative self-serve, compact frozen yogurt kiosk. “Gulf Oil is pleased to add Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as

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Amazon Takes On Takeout Food Delivery http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/30/amazon-take-takeout-food-delivery/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/30/amazon-take-takeout-food-delivery/#respond Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:20:49 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52393 Restaurant food is set to be available through Amazon in select markets. Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero, Tech Crunch reported. The service initially will be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from

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Roller Grill Still Real http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/27/roller-grill-still-real/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/27/roller-grill-still-real/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:00:04 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52086 Made-to-order may be the current darling of a growing number of c-stores, but a well-run roller grill program is still central to successful fresh foodservice. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor They smell it. They see it. They want it. For most convenience stores, the roller grill is the customers’ first introduction to the store’s fresh

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Comfort Food On the Go http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/comfort-food-go/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/comfort-food-go/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:36:52 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52351 Johnsonville has introduced its new Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits for grab-n-go foodservice venues. These hand-held sandwiches are perfect for breakfast and snacking, creating more menu opportunity for convenience stores. Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits are well suited to provide early and late afternoon sales boosts because they fit into peak snack times. With nearly two-thirds

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Turkey Burgers http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/turkey-burgers/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/turkey-burgers/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:32:17 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52348 Butterball Foodservice has developed a full line of delicious turkey burgers that are easily customizable to fit a wide variety of flavor profiles and patron taste preferences. Butterball makes it easier than ever to add innovative burgers to your menu by offering: · All American Grill Turkey Burger—This traditional American burger is all dark meat

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English Raspberry Tea http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/english-raspberry-tea/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/english-raspberry-tea/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:10:45 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52339 It’s tea time with General Foods International’s (GFI) English Raspberry Tea. This brand-new limited time flavor blends the taste of sweet raspberries and tea to deliver a creamy café style beverage. Don’t miss out on this delectable summertime treat, available July 1. English Raspberry Tea provides the perfect opportunity for operators to capitalize on the

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Pizza Prep Tables http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/pizza-prep-tables/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/25/pizza-prep-tables/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:06:50 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52336 Hoshizaki America Inc. has launched a new addition to the Commercial Series Line: Pizza Prep Tables, Model CPT46. The 46-inch wide single section Pizza Prep Table exterior is constructed with high quality stainless steel. Interior sides, back and floor feature anodized aluminum. CPT46 Pizza Prep Table accommodates six one-third-inch size pans, features a solid state

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Bacon Love Grows at Foodservice Outlets http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/19/bacon-love-grows-foodservice-outlets/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/19/bacon-love-grows-foodservice-outlets/#respond Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:50:57 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52212 Pork bacon remains favorite among consumers, reports NPD Group. U.S. foodservice consumers are smitten by bacon and to show their love they ate some 1.1 billion servings of the “candy of meats” in the year ending April 2014, an increase in servings of 6% compared to a year ago, according to The NPD Group, a

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Reduce Energy Consumption http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/17/reduce-energy-consumption/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/17/reduce-energy-consumption/#respond Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:50:03 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52165 FridgeWize, a provider of energy-efficient commercial refrigeration solutions, has announced the launch of the Q12 and Q10 evaporator motor fan blades, enabling enterprise clients with refrigeration units to save money on their utility bills. A dramatic improvement from aluminum and plastic blades commonly used in refrigeration systems, the carbon fiber Q12 and Q10 evaporator motor

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Foodservice Customers Sharing Experiences on Social Media http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/13/foodservice-customers-sharing-experiences-social-media/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/13/foodservice-customers-sharing-experiences-social-media/#respond Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:47:03 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52129 Some 29.2 million Americans have posted a food or drink picture at a restaurant in the past month. Check out any social media feed and it is likely dominated by a core group of consistent regulars: babies, weddings, pets and food. New Mintel research shows that posting food pics has gone beyond a few fringe

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First-Of-Its-Kind Brewing System http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/09/first-kind-brewing-system/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/09/first-kind-brewing-system/#respond Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:34:54 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52042 Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has introduced the first-of-its-kind, commercial-grade Keurig BOLT Carafe Brewing System, which is UL-approved for commercial use and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified for foodservice environments. The Keurig BOLT offers users the ability to brew a 64-ounce pot of coffee in approximately two minutes, bringing the innovation, speed, efficiency and quality that

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BIG AZ Line Expansion http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/09/big-az-line-expansion/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/09/big-az-line-expansion/#respond Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:27:14 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52038 AdvancePierre Foods (APF) is introducing the BIG AZ Angus Cheddar Cheeseburger and BIG AZ Chicken Bacon Cheddar Club to its BIG AZ line, one of the top brands in the sandwich market. A Total Unduplicated Reach and Frequency (TURF) analysis of Big AZ target consumers indicated that both a premium Angus version of the BIG

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Hunt Brothers, Coca-Cola Partner On LTO Combo http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/06/hunt-brothers-coca-cola-partner-lto-combo/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/06/hunt-brothers-coca-cola-partner-lto-combo/#respond Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:07:07 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=52007 Hunt Brothers Pizza will offer 10% savings when customers order bundles. Hunt Brothers Pizza is offering a new combo with Coca-Cola. Now through Dec. 31, refreshing Coca-Cola beverages will be available for purchase with Hunt Brothers Pizza products at participating locations. “Our program with Coca-Cola allows us to explore the abundant opportunities available with food

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Choosing the Right Foodservice Partner http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/05/choosing-right-foodservice-partner/ http://www.csdecisions.com/2014/06/05/choosing-right-foodservice-partner/#respond Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:01:55 +0000 http://www.csdecisions.com/?p=51988 Want to avoid the deep end of the proprietary food pool? A co-branded relationship with a QSR can keep your operation flowing smoothly. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Today, quality foodservice is a key ingredient in profitable convenience store operations. Just how key? Foodservice accounted for 18% of total c-store sales in 2013, which also

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