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SmartServe Blend In Cup

Hamilton Beach Commercial has introduced the SmartServe Blend In Cup, model BIC2000. Designed with high-volume quick-serve locations in mind, the BIC2000 is the most efficient way to deliver blended drinks to customers. It allows for zero waste of ingredients, minimizes labor, avoids the use of cumbersome blender jars, and provides great drink consistency. Additionally, the

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U.S. Hispanics Influence What America Eats at Lunch

U.S. Hispanics have increasing influence on the foods America eats at lunch—their largest meal of the day, reports NPD. Following a Hispanic cultural tradition, U.S. Hispanics have their largest meal of the day at lunch and consume more of these meals in the home than away-from-home. As a result, this large population group is influencing

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Non-Traditional Froyo

Donper America, a recognized name and strategic partner to those in the foodservice and commercial refrigeration industries, has introduced its newest soft serve machine, the BT7280, to the market. Designed for use in non-traditional frozen yogurt concepts, the BT7280 is the perfect solution for owners of concepts like convenience stores, hotels and cafeterias looking to

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Bakery Sales Stay Hot All Day

Keep doughnut and other bakery product displays full and fresh beyond breakfast for maximum profit potential.      By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor.When a client asked convenience store consultant Dean Dirks how he could increase his doughnut sales, Dirks gave him one simple piece of advice: “I told him to keep the display filled with

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Freshness, Quality Key to Attracting Foodservice Customers

Whether you are operating a proprietary program or using a third-party supplier, cardboard sandwiches and pizza just don’t cut it with today’s consumer. Dr. Nancy Caldarola, of NACS CAFÉ, offers tips and trends in this  important foodservice segment. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. The entry price for a low-grade sandwich might be attractive to some

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Manitowoc Foodservice Breaks Ground On New Facility Project

The expanded operation is intended to enhance the service provided to foodservice customers and channel partners. Manitowoc Foodservice Ovens and Advanced Cooking broke ground on its new 30,000-square-foot Ovens expansion project in Cleveland, Ohio, marking the official start of its plans to become the leading commercial ovens manufacturer in the world. When the expansion project

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Keeping Breakfast Sales Rolling

Convenience store customers are looking for roller grill items in the morning. Are you meeting the demand? By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. One person’s lunch or dinner is another person’s breakfast, so the roller grills at Rutter’s Farm Stores run all day, every day, said Jerry Weiner, the York, Pa.-based chain’s vice president of foodservice.

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A Cheer for Champs

Branded food program celebrates 500th opening. A major milestone gave one business something to cheer about. Champs Chicken, a nationwide branded food program, opened its 500th location this week at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau, Okla. Festivities included door prizes and meal deals throughout the day, as well as an appearance by Champ himself.

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Kum & Go Targets ‘Snaxperts’

Summer campaign attracts customers by encouraging them to use their snacking skills. Kum & Go launched a summer campaign to attract snacking experts whose two main summer food groups are snack foods and fountain drinks—dubbed “snaxperts” by the West Des Moines, Iowa-based convenience store chain. “Snaxperts are those who know Dr. Pepper tastes even better

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Corner Store Adds to Fresh Food Lineup

New summer snacks include whoopie pies and smoked sausages on the expanding menu of fresh choices. New sweet and savory snacks are coming to Corner Stores this summer, as the menu of fresh-made items continues to expand. Corner Store’s new German Chocolate Whoopie Pie and Eckrich Applewood Smoked Sausage with Monterey Cheese will round out

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Scotsman Appoints Western Regional Sales Manager

With 15 years of foodservice industry experience, Gary Schwalb joins Scotsman. Scotsman Ice Systems has announced the appointment of Gary Schwalb as regional sales manager, effective June 3. Schwalb is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Responsible for driving sales in the West, Schwalb has 15 years of experience in the foodservice industry. He

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Cappuccino Fall Flavors

Folgers is giving cappuccino drinkers reasons to fall for the season by offering two new flavors: Caramel Macchiato and Pumpkin Spice from Folgers—the 2013 Coffee Brand of the year, according to 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend. Over 40% of consumers say their beverage preferences change with the seasons, according to the Technomic 2012 Beverage Consumer Trend

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Chilled Food Dispenser

Server Products—an innovative, market-driven dispensing equipment company—has introduced the new Chilled Food Dispenser. This compact unit uses energy-efficient thermoelectric technology to keep a variety of potentially hazardous foods properly chilled below 41 degrees Fahrenheit indefinitely, and dispenses accurate and consistent portions wherever needed. This chiller is ideal for dispensing dairy into coffee at the drive-thru

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Rutter’s Menu Delivers Favorite Flavors

Mini tacos and pastrami burger entice customers. New tastes abound on Rutter’s menu this week with the introduction of the pastrami burger melt and mini tacos. Rutter’s pastrami burger melt is 50% reuben sandwich, 50% patty melt and 100% delicious. It’s a Rutter’s burger topped with pastrami and Thousand Island dressing and the choice of

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10,000 Meals For Moore

Krispy Krunchy Chicken aids storm victims in Moore, Okla. Volunteers from Krispy Krunchy Foods, a Lafayette, La.-based company, are preparing and delivering 10,000 Krispy Krunchy Chicken meals to the residents, emergency responders, and volunteers in the storm-ravaged area of Moore, Okla. Representatives from Krispy Krunchy, including former Moore resident Jordan Lindsey, converged on the region

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates National Donut Day

Exclusive offers and deals on doughnuts all week long lead up to National Donut Day on June 7. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. is celebrating National Donut Day on Friday, June 7 by offering a free doughnut for every guest at its more than 300 bakery-ready Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Southeast.

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Kangaroo Express Cooks Up Expansion of Aunt M’s Kitchen Locations

Even more guests will enjoy Aunt M’s fresh and hearty food options at Kangaroo Express. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. has announced it will expand its Aunt M’s Kitchen offering to several Kangaroo Express locations throughout the Southeast. Aunt M’s Kitchen is an exclusive quick-service restaurant concept found only at Kangaroo Express stores.

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Rutter’s Launches Annual Summer Program

Prizes and free gas await customers at Rutter’s Farm Stores. Registered Rutter’s Rewards customers are just a scan away from free gas for a whole year, and over 1,000 other valuable prizes, with the start of the Rutter’s Rewards Summer Gas Giveaway. Four prizes of a year of free gas will be awarded throughout the

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Del Monte Announces Final Contest Winners

Grand prize winner receives Culinary Institute Retreat. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. (Del Monte) has announced its final of four weekly aspiring chef winners for its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. The fourth and final winner is Gisele Rainville, from Drummondville, Quebec Canada. Rainville moves on to the final round and will be

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AdvancePierre Foods Donates To Replenish Food Banks

More than 175,000 servings of food to feed relief workers and to help storm victims in Moore, Okla. As Moore, Oklahoma, and the surrounding communities struggle to recover from the devastation caused by the tornado on May 20, AdvancePierre Foods—a supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience meal items—is helping the relief efforts. This week,

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Heartland Introduces Food Safety Monitoring Solution

SmartLink Food Safety Monitoring provides multiple solutions to convenience store operators. Heartland Payment Systems, a payments processors and provider of merchant business solutions, has launched SmartLink Food Safety Monitoring, the most advanced, single-point solution for monitoring of food storage and preparation equipment in the convenience store industry. For convenience store operators, SmartLink Food Safety Monitoring

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Server Products Welcomes New Appointments

  Server Products fills director of sales and marketing and international sales manager positions. Server Products has promoted Jim Drake to director of sales and marketing, and hired Rafael Dingui Jr. as international sales manager. In the capacity of director of sales & marketing, Drake will be responsible for domestic and international sales and marketing

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Orion Food Systems’ President Joins China Trade Mission

Food safety was a major component of Orion’s successful trade dialogue. Orion Food Systems President Steve Watkins joined South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard and other executives as part of a trade delegation to China.  With over 1.3 billion consumers, and a growing interest in American brands, Watkins sees a tremendous upside for American food and

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Del Monte Announces Second Contest Winner

Find Your Inner Chef grand prize winner to be awarded Culinary Institute retreat. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc.  announced its second of four weekly aspiring chef winners of its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. Karen Gulkin, from Greeley, Colo., gets the opportunity to move on to the Cook Off Challenge event that will

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Former Hatco CEO and Board Chairman Passes Away

“Rod was an invaluable treasure to all of us,” says Hatco president.  Rod Chaudoir, former president and chairman of the Board of Hatco Corp., passed away with his family at his side in Wisconsin on April 28.   A native of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Chaudoir was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

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