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7-Eleven Debuts Maple Pancake Sausage Roller

“The maple aroma gets their attention, and the satisfying sweet and savory flavor will keep them coming back,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. Doughnuts in the bakery case, coffee brewing at the hot beverage bar, breakfast sandwiches ready to heat, orange juice in the vault – and now a new breakfast item rolls into 7-Eleven stores this

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Increase Breakfast Profits

Knouse Foods, a grower-owned cooperative, highlights how foodservice professionals can increase profit potential with breakfast and snacking dayparts. According to The NPD Group, 60% of restaurant growth over the past five years has come from breakfast sales and the rest from snack periods. Knouse Foods’ products and recipes help operators easily expand their menu and

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Falafel Salsa Wraps

Foodservice industries have seen a notable leap in patrons embracing Mediterranean dishes over the past few years, and Falafel Republic responds to this national demand with the new Falafel & Salsa Wrap with Hummus. The dish is the first of its kind: an on-the-go, handmade sandwich wrap, made with natural ingredients.  The product caters to

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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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Hunt Brothers Pizza Celebrates NASCAR Victory

Kevin Harvick wins race with No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet. Hunt Brothers Pizza celebrated in victory lane Aug. 24 when the made-to-order convenience store pizza chain’s NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, won the Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., driving the Hunt Brothers Pizza No. 2

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Cheese Jerky Entices Customers

Snack Patrol’s Cheese Jerky combines premium shredded beef jerky with award-winning farmstead string cheese, offering something new to the market that has never been done before. Often times, string cheese is made from powdered milk, resulting in a much cheaper, bland tasting cheese. Cheese Jerky is made with Grade A milk from Wisconsin cows. Available in

7-Eleven Adds APW Wyott Roller Grills

7-Eleven is adding new roller grills by Standex International Corp. Food Service Equipment Group’s APW Wyott brand. Equipment shipments are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of calendar 2010. 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America and, globally, approximately 38,500 stores in 16 countries. “Our selection as an

Pierce Chicken

  Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® Boneless wings mean grab-n-go convenience for your customers, as well as easy prep and high-margins for you. Spice up your foodservice sales with craveable boneless wings from Pierce Chicken. Our best selling Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® products are fully cooked and ready for the oven or fryer.

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

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,

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

Piccadilly delivers a foodservice fit for Iron Bridge

Piccadilly delivers a foodservice fit for Iron Bridge Richard Ferramosca felt hopeless. A trained chef, he’s no stranger to the workings of a kitchen, but he was nearing the decade mark in his search for a foodservice program ideal for his Iron Bridge Stations (Powhatan, VA). He had tried everything—from a local upscale franchise that

(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

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

BP’s ampm Launches Personal Size Pizza

On March 3, ampm  debuted its new personal-size pizza, adding another fresh food to its line of proprietary products. The new pizza comes in two flavors: pepperoni and four-cheese (a blend of mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano cheeses). The New York-style pizza will be baked fresh on-site and packaged in a box with two eye-catching

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.

Rolling Right Along

Turning a Profit The times have changed. Just as c-store foodservice evolved to meet the needs of fresh, fast and friendly service, so have the items that star on the roller grill. “Gone are the days of the shriveled hot dog, whose origins and expiration date are unknown,” said Tim Powell, the c-store foodservice program

Flexibility Fuels Chicken

TOP FIVE U.S. Chicken producers Average Weekly Production (in million pounds)    Market    Share %     Pilgrim’s Pride 146 20.30% Tyson Foods 144 20.00% Perdue Farms 55 7.60% Sanderson Farms 42 5.80% Wayne Farms 34 4.70%   Investing in foodservice is a big step for any c-store chain, but if it’s done right, the

Del Monte’s Fresh Vending Line Debuts at Universities

Students and faculty now have healthier snack options to eat on-the-go, as Del Monte fresh fruit and vegetables are being sold in vending machines across university, college and school campuses, nationwide. The University of Notre Dame, The University of Miami and Miami-Dade College are among the first higher education institutions taking concrete steps to help

American Airlines Center Opens 7-Eleven Franchise

American Airlines Center (AAC) is in final negotiations with the Dallas-based convenience store chain to open a 7-Eleven store accessible from inside and outside the building, the Dallas Morning News reported. AAC, home to the Mavericks and Stars professional sports teams, plans to place the 7-Eleven at the arena’s northeast corner near its parking garage, could

Hot Stuff Rolling Out New Chorizo Products

Hot Stuff Foods is meeting the growing demand for on-the go foodservice that also satisfies ’round-the-clock’ breakfast and Hispanic taste trends. The company has announced the launch of two new Chorizo products–an eight-inch taco and a 10-inch burrito. Both items are stuffed with traditional Chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, and Jalapeno Salsa – all wrapped

Quick Chek Debuts New Fresh Food Options

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, is starting the year off by enticing its customers with a number of new fresh food offerings. New for breakfast, the chain is offering an egg white turkey sausage omelet on a multigrain roll, targeting those looking for a healthy

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

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