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NACS Praises New Menu-Labeling Legislation

The legislation “sets realistic requirements for how businesses are classified under these regulations,” said Jeff Miller, former NACS chairman. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hailed legislation introduced yesterday, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, as a thoughtful approach to providing the necessary flexibility and understanding of convenience store foodservice operations. “This legislation will

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Chicken Dippers

On-the-go snacking and packaging portability are more important today to people in their cars, starved for time and starving for great tasting food. Chicken Dippers from Champs Chicken deliver on all fronts with this marinated, hand-breaded, all white meat chicken. Consumers will love the flavor. Convenience retailers will love the profit. For More Information From

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Chester’s Chicken Opens In The Foothills Of The Sleeping Giant

New and improved location re-opens in Helena, Mont. following renovations.   Chester’s, a fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, has announced the grand re-opening of its location in Helena, Mont. The new Chester’s location is in the Heritage Food Store, which sits at the base of the famous Sleeping Giant mountain. This

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Pork & Queso Triangles

McCain Foods has introduced Pork & Queso Triangles as part of its new Taste Travelers product line. Taste Travelers make global flavors more accessible than ever. Each item is sized to fit multiple menu price points, which makes them perfect for today’s profitable menu applications like small plates and bar menus. Pork & Queso Triangles

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Rutter’s Introduces Walking Taco Menu Option

Walking tacos to be made fresh and served in a one-ounce bag of Doritos. Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced several new items to be added to its menu this week, including soft shell tacos, snack wraps and the south central Pennsylvania favorite: walking tacos. A long time preference at area high school sporting events, walking

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Chicken That’s Kickin’

Brakebush Brothers announces its newest chicken sensations: Cayenne Kickers breaded fillets and wings. Cayenne Kickers feature a tongue-tingling cayenne pepper breading that lightly coats each piece. The spice is mixed right in the breading, so there’s no messy sauce to deal with. This high-quality chicken is fully cooked for easy prep. The fillets feature whole

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Pizza Gets Personal

C-store retailers can expect to see continued growth in the pizza category in 2012. “Pizza has good hold times, is a consumer favorite and is relatively easy to prepare. Sales will be up in 2012,” said Tim Powell, director for Chicago-based research firm Technomic. Trends to watch in 2012 include an increase in take-and-bake pizzas,

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Taco Bell Tests Breakfast

Taco Bell tests a “first meal” option and an upscale “Cantina Bell” menu. Taco Bell, usually known as the go-to-place for a late night “fourth meal” craving for cheap tacos and gorditas, is rolling out “first meal” or breakfast, the Huffington Post reported. Following a five year test, Taco Bell is set to debut an

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Delivering a Winning Pizza Program

In an effort to grow its foodservice business, Casey’s is expanding its menu to include pizza delivery. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. Casey’s General Stores has sold pizza for more than a quarter century making it one of the earliest convenience store chains to do so. Now, in an effort to expand its customer base,

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Hunt Brothers Re-launches Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“With the peak of the football party season upon us, what better time to bring it back than for the football playoffs and the big game,” says Hunt Brothers Pizza spokesperson. Hunt Brothers Pizza has re-launched its popular limited-time offer Buffalo Chicken Pizza, just in time for the football playoffs party season. This delicious offering

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Ball Park Franks

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced Ball Park Angus Beef Franks and Deli Style Beef Franks for convenience store operators’ roller grill programs, providing premium beef offerings with strong brand recognition. Angus continues to gain momentum as a nationally recognized product. The Angus Beef Franks are made with 100% Angus beef, no artificial colors, flavors or by-products.

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Easy Blending

There’s no need to waste valuable time standing over a typical blender. The new Hamilton Beach Commercial Summit Blender with one-touch auto-blend technology senses when the perfect drink profi le has been reached and shuts off automatically. With hundreds of preprogrammed cycles, an entire menu can be stored on each blender and accessed in seconds.

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TA Opens Fresh Healthy Café

“We are adding this new Fresh Healthy Café to augment our StayFit program, which provides professional drivers better ability to follow their own wellness program,” says TA CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Fresh Healthy Café at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 – Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif. Fresh

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Sheetz Opens Ephrata, Pa. Store

New customers welcomed with contests and prizes. Sheetz opened a new store in Ephrata Township, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. The new location sits at 891 East Main Street.  Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open. These lucky customers will

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Developing an Effective Menu

Foodservice operators must regularly develop new products and tweak old ones to pique consumer interest and attract repeat business. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Nice N Easy Grocery SHOPPES has long offered salads and sandwich melts. But the two menu lines didn’t reach their full potential until the convenience store chain hired three trained chefs

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Developing a Menu for All Customers

The flexibility of chicken as a menu item allows convenience store operators to develop profitable branded and proprietary programs without sacrificing quality or value.    By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Whether it’s sandwiches, tenders, wings, fried, breaded or sliced, customers have affordable options which can offer them a new experience during each trip to the

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Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet, tangy and spicy, Frank’s Redhot Sweet Chili Sauce is an easy and authentic way to add Asian flavor to menus. Made with authentic Thai chili peppers and garlic, this versatile chili sauce can be used to spice up any dish. From dipping sauces to dressings and glazes, it delivers a perfectly balanced kick of

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Chipotle Hot Sauce

Bring out the best of Southwestern flavor with new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce. This sauce is made from a traditional method of smoke drying red jalapeño peppers offering your menu creations a balance of heat, earthiness and complex flavor. Available in six-ounce bottles and 4.5-gallon plastic jugs, add new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce

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Smaller Meal Options

Trends are changing when it comes to meal size. Many customers now prefer smaller sized meals in order to eat healthier. Customers are growing more aware of the importance of managing portion size, market research company NPD Group, revealed in its latest report titled, “Healthy Eating Strategies by Generation,” according to Vending MarketWatch. NPD listed

Tedeschi’s Showcases Pride and Tradition

At a Glance: Tedeschi Food Stores   Headquarters: Rockland, Mass. Founded: 1923 Store Count: 189 2009 Annual Revenue: More than $600 million Employees: 2,100 Markets of Operation: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island Proprietary Brands: TD’s Deli and TD’s Express foodservice; Tedeschi Select groceries, snacks and beverages; and Tedeschi Fuel   While other chains

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Rx for Dinner   Walgreen’s drug chain recently announced that it will test market chilled foods at a dozen of its 7,500 stores this fall to determine if busy consumers are willing to stop at a drug store for a grab-and-go lunch or dinner. While full details of the test have not been made public,

Ethnic Fare Adds Foodservice Flair

Sushi in the c-store cooler? Burritos in the food warmer? Mediterranean sandwiches on the menu? Exotic foods are here to stay and becoming more mainstream, spicing up the foodservice section and appealing to a wide audience. With the growth of the Internet consumers today are exposed to new foods they may not be used to

Quick Chek Introduces Sliders, Pizza

Quick Chek is debuting two additions to its foodservice menu: Sliders and Oven-Baked Pizza. Both are scheduled to appear at stores beginning Monday, June 14. Priced at three for $3.99, Quick Chek’s new Deli Sliders include a collection of four varieties in snack sizes: Black Angus Roast Beef and Cheddar (with pickles and mayo) Bourbon

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

Subway Introduces Breakfast Sandwiches

Subway is launching a national breakfast menu of egg and cheese sandwiches next month, Nation’s Restaurant News reported. The new breakfast sandwiches already debuted on March 1 in Canada and will be sold at more than 25,000 of Subway’s North America locations beginning April 5. The sandwich chain’s new offering comes after one of its rivals,

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