Chicken

Poultry Powers Prepared Food Sales

Whether it’s sandwiches, wraps or wings, chicken’s versatility is driving the foodservice category. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Chicken comes about as close as food can to a can’t-miss opportunity for convenience store operators. Chicken’s flexibility—and healthier perception—makes it one of the most popular products in the foodservice industry. And short of handling it unsafely,

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Chester’s Opens In Buffalo

New York State is now home to almost 30 Chester’s Chicken locations. Chester’s has opened its latest restaurant inside Caz Mini Mart’s newly renovated convenience store located in Buffalo, N.Y. in the Riverside neighborhood. Customers can enjoy delicious hand breaded fried chicken throughout the day for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Caz Mini

Foodservice Equip Story

With Foodservice Equipment, Cheap Can Be Costly

There are few bargains when it comes to purchasing the right cooking equipment. Functionality and practicality must coincide with an affordable price tag. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Just like the latest luxury car, a shiny, new piece of foodservice equipment can be hard to resist. But Brian Tucker, foodservice director for Lake, Fla.-based S

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Capturing Lunch and Dinner Customers

When it comes to foodservice, convenience store operators must develop the expertise to make smart choices and deliver winning mealtime solutions. By John Lofstock, Editor People need food, and convenience stores need people to like their food, which is why keeping lunch and dinner menus fresh, new and exciting is so important. The food itself

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Emphasizing a Strong Breakfast Business

Given that the morning daypart is such a high-growth segment, it should be no surprise that the industry’s leading retailers are focusing a lot of effort on solidifying their offerings. By John Lofstock, Editor. Americans are more amenable to buying meals at convenience stores, but won’t budge when it comes to quality, price or convenience

Rutters

Rutter’s Rolls Out Mac and Cheese Options

Customers can choose from more than 500 varieties. Rutter’s Farm Stores has added macaroni and cheese to the menu, and it could take customers quite a while to decide which version of it they like the best. When all of the variations of toppings and meaty additions are tallied, Rutter’s provides its customers with more

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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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Rutter’s Introduces New Appetizers

New biscuits, battered sweet corn bites and cheeseburger bites greet hungry customers. Rutter’s has heightened its commitment to providing the widest selection of fast food in central Pennsylvania by adding three new menu choices, including biscuits. The biscuits to the menu, not only enhance Rutter’s breakfast selection by giving customers another choice for their breakfast

Developing a Customized Foodservice Menu

Testing New Products   As new products earn their way onto your menu don’t forget about the equipment.   “Let’s say you’ve got a roller grill and you’ve been selling hot dogs forever,” explained Larry Miller, president of Miller Management & Consulting Services Inc. in Sanford, Fla. “Now somebody brings you a handheld Mexican product,

Food Sales Are On A Roll

Few things in life are easier than slapping together a sandwich. At home, that is. For c-store operators, operating a successful sandwich program is a complex matter that takes training, solid management, quality ingredients and, most of all, a commitment to a very different type of business than what they’re used to. Even then there

Versatility Drives Pizza’s Popularity

Pizza Trends   There are approximately 62,000 pizzerias in the U.S. according to research firm Packaged Facts, with thousands of additional convenience stores and restaurants serving up fresh pizzas every day. And with good reason. Approximately 94% of the U.S. population eats pizza. More than three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year,

Wilson Farms Adds Chester’s Chicken

Wilson Farms has remodeled its Hyde Park Boulevard location in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to include a Chester’s Chicken site inside the store. Savino Nanula, a Niagara Falls native, chairman of the board and founding partner of Wilson Farms, along with his son Paul Nanula, president and CEO of Wilson Farms, were joined by Niagara Falls Mayor

TravelCenters of America Adds Low-Cal Meals

This month, TravelCenters of America (TA) Executive Chef Thomas Straub has introduced four flavorful and fit-friendly menu items to the TA full service restaurants. Introduced under the banner of “Stay Fit with Flavor” these meals only have 600 calories, perfect for health conscious consumers. The items include: Shrimp Stir Fry, Chicken Stir Fry, a Grilled

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry While Tariq Mehmood’s Tedeschi Food Shop in Hyde Park, MA, doesn’t offer gas, the bulk of his franchise’s sales volume flows from its TD’s Deli. With a roller grill, grill and full-service deli, Mehmood holds his own against some considerable foodservice competitors in the area. But it

(Bread)stick around

(Bread)stick around Piccadilly Circus Pizza introduces its new Double Dippers Breadstick program as part of the new Freezer to Oven foodservice concepts currently being developed to help retailers control labor and grow the bottom line. Double Dippers Breadsticks have three mouthwatering flavors—Garlicsticks, Cheesesticks and Cinnamonsticks— that taste great and are easy to make. The frozen

Morning Menu

There are many ways to include grab-n-go options for breakfast foods at your c-store. Brakebush combines delicious chicken with popular breakfast tastes—like sausage, bacon and potato—to give breakfast menus more get up and go. Brakebushs Morning Menu line includes five distinctive round-shaped patties and five hoagie-shaped patties which can be handheld or served as a

The ‘Fries’ Have It

ConAgra Food Specialty Potato Products uses a proprietary process that thinly coats each fry with a virtually transparent batter made with potato starch. This exclusive coating cooks up crisp and golden, and insulates the fry to retain heat and flavor much longer than conventional fries. They are ideal for drive-thru and takeout applications where holding

Perfect Fit

  Showcase menu items in the best light with Solo Highlights bowls and lids. Solo Highlightsare perfect for serving salads, fresh fruit, desserts or any cold menu item in-house or to-go. Highlights bowls and lids are available in black and clear options. Black-bottom bowls offer a premium, upscale look, while the clear bottoms display foods

Now You’re Cooking

Wisco Industries Inc. introduces the first major improvement in the “time tested” pizza oven that has been the standard for frozen pizza in the snack food industry. The new digital control with two temperature settings is especially designed to do “Original” crusts as well as the now popular rising dough crusts. A larger opening accommodates thicker-crust

Potatoes with Pizzazz

Satisfy customers’ cravings for variety with the hearty goodness of Lamb Weston brand Oven Roasted Potatoes. Made from the finest redskin and russet potatoes, the Oven Roasted line is low in fat, big in taste and offers zero grams trans fat per serving. With a fresh, colorful appearance and unique roasted flavor, Oven Roasted Redskin

Quite Corny

Brakebrush Brothers has added yet another fun and yummy product to its already successful line of Kids Klassics chicken: Mini Chik N Corn Dogs. The new corn dogs are a novel breast-meat chicken nugget with a dip-able shape and kid-friendly, fritter-style sweet cornmeal coating. The product is fried in 100% non-hydrogenated soybean oil until its

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

Investing in a Foodservice Future

At first look, boosting business with breakfast sales may seem like a strange idea in these tough economic times as today’s high unemployment means fewer workers stopping for breakfast en route to work. The fact that teenagers and men between the ages of 18-35, who are some of the c-store industry’s most frequent visitors, have

Catering to the Community

It was 1968 when Don Lamberti purchased a Boone, Iowa service station and converted it into a convenience store, launching what would eventually grow into the thriving chain known as Casey’s General Stores. By the end of its first decade, Casey’s had more than 100 locations, plus its own warehouse. To meet its growing business

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