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BIG AZ Line Expansion

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

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

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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Total U.S. Restaurant Visits Dip in First Quarter

NPD Group finds double-digit servings growth for hot chocolate, hot tea and frozen coffee. The downside and upside for the U.S. restaurant industry in the first quarter of 2014 was that total restaurant visits dipped but delivery and other areas got a boost from cold weather, reported The NPD Group, a global information company. Traffic

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One Million In Donations

Since 2006, DaVinci Gourmet has supported Coffee Kids projects all over the world and recently reached one million dollars in donations. To showcase this eight-year partnership, DaVinci Gourmet presented a check to Coffee Kids at the 2014 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event in Seattle. Coffee Kids is an international non-profit organization that works

Broaster

New Brand Look and Feel

With 60 successful years of providing great-tasting chicken, delicious grab-and-go foods and proven pressure fryers to the foodservice industry, Broaster Co. is celebrating a milestone in 2014 with a strategic, renovated brand launch. The revitalized brands feature an updated look and feel for all promotional collateral, including new packaging and POS materials, three new Websites

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Ruiz Foods Acquires Manufacturing Facility

Renovation set to begin immediately. Ruiz Foods has announced an expansion through the acquisition of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Florence, S.C. Renovation of the facility is scheduled to begin immediately and the company plans to begin manufacturing a variety of its nationally distributed El Monterey and Tornados products in 2015. El Monterey is

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NSF International Earns IFS Logistics Standard Accreditation

NSF’s accreditation means NSF’s auditors can certify that companies meet the requirements of this standard, which is accepted globally. Global public health organization NSF International is the first North American certification body to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to offer certification to the IFS Logistics (International Featured Standard Logistics) standard. IFS

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Hunt Brothers’ Buffalo Chicken Pizza Returns

Highly-demanded, specialty pizza is back for the first time ever during summer months. Hunt Brothers Pizza is excited to bring back its most popular limited time offer (LTO), Buffalo chicken pizza, to kick off the summer season. Beginning June 1, customers will be able to order this specialty pizza at their local Hunt Brothers Pizza

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Grab-N-Go CHEESEWICH

CHEESEWICH was designed with today’s fast paced, health-conscious consumers in mind. Healthy low-carb and gluten-free meals are not always easily prepared. CHEESEWICH satisfies moms looking for a great lunch for their children, construction workers needing fuel and the busy entrepreneur. This fast grab-and-go meal of salami sandwiched with cheese is their delicious rescue. Each 2.5-ounce

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Infuse Flavor

Operators can easily create signature dishes with everyday sauces and condiments by adding MINOR’S Latin Flavor Concentrates. Now, MINOR’S has created the “plus-one ingredient matrix” guide found at flavormeansbusiness.com/latin-flavors to show how easy it is to add zest to any recipe. Gluten-free and vegetarian concentrates boast rich, on-trend flavor from real fire roasted chiles, onions,

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Millennials Shaping Food Trends

From locally-grown to digital information, young adults are impacting trends. Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—often called the “foodie” generation, are driving the evolution of restaurants, customized menus and unique foods and flavors. The Business Journals outlined the top ways Millennials are changing the food industry: 1. Food-friendly content goes digital—Food and Wine magazine exemplifies

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Are C-Store Customers Ready For Ethnic Foods?

As the “foodie” culture skyrockets in the U.S., convenience stores are looking for innovative ways to implement new retail trends. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Ethnic foods and flavors are booming in popularity, but are your convenience store customers ready for these exotic and trendy tastes? According to the market research firm Mintel Group, some

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NRA Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show Posts Gains For Third Consecutive Year

Attendance at the show has grown 10.5% since 2011. The 95th annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the co-located 7th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show (IWSB), recently held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on May 17-20, posted positive growth in both attendee and exhibitor numbers for the third

Argosy

Soft-Serve Equipment

Less than one week after announcing its acquisition of Donper America, an established soft-serve manufacturer in the US market, Argosy Group International (AGI) has introduced its own soft-serve machine: the Argosy 8000i. The latest machine boasts state-of-the-art technology that simplifies both daily operations and routine maintenance tasks. The Argosy 8000i equipment was designed for operational

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Hunt Brothers Announces Primary Sponsorship of Harvick In History 300

Harvick to drive No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Hunt Brothers Pizza is set to be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick and the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the History 300 May 24 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “Kevin has had a really impressive season thus far, and we are

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NRA Announces Winners of Operator Innovation Awards

National Restaurant Association recognizes cutting-edge restaurant operators at gala event. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has announced the winners of the third annual Operator Innovation Awards. Selected by an independent panel of expert judges, the winners were recognized for their achievements in driving advancement in the foodservice industry. These cutting-edge restaurant operators were revealed live

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Super Muffins

Offering customers healthier options from the bakery just got easier with Bake’n Joy’s PanFree 4.25-ounce Superfruit & Nut and 4.25-ounce Hearty Oat Apple Raisin Nut muffin batters. Made with 100% Whole Grains, each muffin packs a healthy punch, delicious flavor and convenient preparation. PanFree Superfruit & Nut Muffin provides a good source of key nutrients,

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Fryer Oil Dispensing System

Setting up Frontline International’s popular box system for dispensing standard packaged oil to fill your fryers just got easier. The company has introduced a reengineered system—now called EZ Oil—that includes an integral pump to draw the fresh cooking oil from the storage rack to the fryer. Previously, an external pump was mounted near the rack

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High 5 Award

Middleby Marshall has been named by Marco’s Pizza as a recipient of its “High 5 Award.” The award is given to vendors that meet certain criteria for five consecutive years. Those criteria include having no issues with supply, no major quality defects and being proactive on-quality affecting price reductions. Middleby Marshall, based in Elgin, Ill.,

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Families Cut Down On Restaurant Visits

Traffic losses were observed for both lower- and higher-income households, according to The NPD Group. Restaurant visits by families with kids (those including children under age 13) have been declining since 2008, reports The NPD Group, a global information company. Families with kids made one billion fewer visits to U.S. restaurants over the past six years

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Argosy Group International Acquires Donper America

Foodservice equipment manufacturer continues to grow through acquisition. Argosy Group International (AGI) has finalized an agreement to acquire Donper America. The acquisition of Donper America fits with AGI’s philosophy of providing state-of-the-art equipment engineered to be efficient and cost effective for the foodservice operator. The Donper America line has quickly become a favored choice by

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Bob Evans Announces Management Change

T. Alan Ashworth to serve as interim chief financial officer and treasurer. Bob Evans Farms Inc. announced today that Paul DeSantis, the company’s chief financial officer and treasurer, has resigned effective as of May 16, 2014, to accept a position with another company. T. Alan Ashworth, the company’s vice president of corporate development and finance,

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7-Eleven Introduces Kolaches Exclusively in Texas Stores

“This new item gives our customers another portable, hot breakfast choice,” says 7-Eleven vice president of Fresh Food Innovation. 7-Eleven Inc. has added kolaches, a savory breakfast favorite of Texans, to its fresh foods menu at its participating stores in the Lone Star State. The Dallas-based convenience retailer is offering two varieties—Pork and Beef Sausage,

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Battle for Breakfast Heats Up

The competition for the $46.5 billion breakfast business is at a fever pitch with retail giants from McDonald’s and Taco Bell to Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts rolling out sandwich interpretations to steal new morning business. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Quick-service restaurants are hitting all of today’s consumers’ hot buttons with their latest breakfast offerings.

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