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Mustard Mixology

Convenience store operators can now put America’s Favorite Mustard on their menus to join the team of French’s Mustard Mixologists. Simply mixing French’s Mustards with standard back-of-house ingredients will transform average sauces to unique, spreadable blends. The French’s Mustard Mixology program helps store operators create unique sauces, such as Smoky Chipotle Honey Mustard or Bistro

Hunt Brothers® Pizza

Hunt Brothers® Pizza will be present at NACS October 6-8 With more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, the company provides direct store delivery with all of the food products, marketing

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Donna Sitka knows her way around convenience store foodservice. She is the foodservice manager for the 13 Tiger Tote Food Stores that have foodservice. Until recently that foodservice consisted of a successful fried chicken operation branded Mama’s Kitchen Fried Chicken and a failed Mexican food venture. The Gonzales, Texas chain of 23 stores, operated by

Flash Cooker

Smokaroma introduces the new Instant Burger cooker. Utilizing direct energy transfer, the Instant Burger cooks two hamburgers, chicken filets, sausage patties or hot dogs in 25 seconds. Produce sandwiches as fast as you can prep the buns. The meat temperature reaches over 180 degrees. No hood, venting oradditional labor needed. The product only uses energy

Sandwich Sensation

Carb-concious customers can still satisfy their hunger with delicious, filling foods. MarketFareFoods introduces three delicious heat-and-eat sandwich varieties to provide a satisfying eating experience for carb-conscious customers, while making a healthy contribution to retailers’ bottom lines. CarbFriendly products include a Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger and Turkey Burger with Swiss cheese, and all feature clear carb-related

Chicken Little

Chesters offers consumers a high-quality chicken product, cooked to perfection with a unique taste and style. The company’s secret is a breading recipe and process that has been successful for more than 40 years. Chesters uses only real chicken that is specially marinated and offers double breaded, bone-in tenders and potato wedges as well as

Give It a Flavor Shot

IMI Corneliuss Flavor Fusion offers unlimited drink combinations. The unit houses 16 brands (14 chilled), with each position flexible for carbonated or non-carbonated drinks; dedicated bonus flavor nozzles can add up to eight additional flavors. Flavor Fusions drip trays retain 20% more capacity than current models and its flush valves rinse and clean after every

Speedy Treats

Put an exciting spin on kids meal combinations with the M&Ms-branded NASCAR kids meal carrier, inspired by the fastest-growing spectator sport in America. With the power of the M&Ms brand plus a tasty menu offerings, this fun and brightly colored interactive piece can drive the sale of an entire meal while increasing traffic and keeping

NOCO Express Adds Just Pizza

Tonawanda, N.Y.-based NOCO Express has added a Just Pizza location within its Depew store located at French and Borden Roads. The approximately 600-square foot Just Pizza location features a full menu of more than 75 varieties of pizza, chicken wings, submarine sandwiches, salads and appetizers for dine-in and carry-out. “We are always looking for ways

Developing a Value Menu with Appeal

The coming of summer means a lot of things—chief among them an insatiable hunger for hot dogs, burgers, sausages and brats. No c-store foodservice program is complete without them or the opportunities they represent. “Who doesn’t like a hot dog?” said Kim Loniecki, director of branded foodservice for Wesco Inc. in Muskegon, Mich. “When you’re

Chicken’s Popularity Soars to New Heights

Americans want it, but lots of operators are nervous about it. That’s why working with distributors and training employees on how to handle chicken is so important. Consumers have very definitely stated preferences for chicken items, which is why chains like Wawa feature chicken prominently on their menus. For example, the Pennsylvania-based operator features chicken

Driving Prepared Food Sales

Inside the Numbers: Rutter’s FARM Stores 200+ Number of prepared food combinations available at any given time. 6 New prepared food items added to Rutter’s menu in February 2010. 5 Prepared food items dropped from Rutter’s menu in February 2010. 20% Store sales from prepared foods in the 37 Rutter’s locations equipped with order kiosks.

Hot Stuff Recognized as a Top U.S. Franchise

Hot Stuff Foods, a foodservice provider specializing in pizza, subs and other grab-and-go convenience foods, has been recognized as one of the country’s top franchise systems by Entrepreneur magazine.   Entrepreneur listed Hot Stuff Foods No. 74 in its January 2010 Top 500 ranking which includes multiple franchise categories beyond foodservice.     “We are extremely pleased

Targeting New Customers

Gaining market share has never been more important than it is today, when a tough economy is forcing customers to hang on to their money longer. This means that c-store retailers seeking new customers need to become aware of what specific groups need in order to improve their marketing strategies. One such group is the

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