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Hatco Corp. Acquires Ovention

Hatco Corp. has acquired Ovention Inc., the Dallas-based oven technology company. Ovention owns the rights to the Matchbox Oven which was recognized earlier this year by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) with a Kitchen Innovations Award. “We are very excited about the Ovention technology and its overall industry potential. The Matchbox oven is truly revolutionary

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NCASEF Opposes NYC Soft Drink Ban

“Our National Coalition supports the National Restaurant Association and other organizations and associations who have raised their voices in opposition to this,” says NCASEF chairman. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, representing nearly 5,700 small businesses across the country, noted it is troubled by the decision of the New York City Board of

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NRA Responds To Beverage Ban

Law is punitive to restaurant owners, and ineffective tactic to impact obesity, says NRA. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is speaking out against the beverage ban approved by the NYC Board of Health, saying it unfairly targets restaurants, and is a misguided tactic to impact the obesity problem. “There is no scientific support that this

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NRA Speaks Out About Beverage Ban In NYC

The National Restaurant Association takes a stance on the proposed large beverage ban in New York City. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) spoke out at a public hearing on the proposed large beverage ban in New York. The NRA told the New York Department of Health that it thinks the proposed ban is a misguided

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NRA Reports Job Growth Rate For Restaurant Industry

The National Restaurant Association finds that the job growth rate in the restaurant industry outpaces overall job growth rate in the U.S. The restaurant industry continues to lead the job market in creating jobs. The past year, eating and drinking place employment increased 2.7%, which is more than double the 1.3% increase in total U.S.

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NRA Donates Meals To Hungry

The 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show Exhibitors donated 41,710 meals to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). The National Restaurant Association announced its 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, hosted May 5 through 8, donated its surplus food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). More than 41,710 meals had been donated by them to

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Advansys Technology

Hobart’s Advansys is the most advanced warewashing system to date. Advansys technology includes innovations that save operators time and money, make the equipment easier to maintain and service, and improve productivity. The first product available in the Advansys line is Hobart’s new Advansys Ventless Door Type Warewasher. It is a recipient of the 2010 National

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NACS CAFÉ Joins NRA Show

“Our industry’s involvement in the NRA Show is a testament to just how far convenience stores have come in foodservice,” says NACS CAFÉ education director. NACS Center for Achieving Foodservice Excellence (NACS CAFÉ) Education Director Nancy Caldarola will moderate a session at the 2012 NRA Show, the food industry’s largest trade show dedicated to foodservice.

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President Bill Clinton to Address NRA Show Attendees

“Clinton’s insights are sure to be both interesting and entertaining, making his keynote address one of the main attractions at NRA Show 2012,” says NRA convention chair. President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will address attendees at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant,

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NACS CAFÉ is Calling

With foodservice taking on an expanded role in convenience stores, retailers can utilize NACS CAFÉ to learn about best practices, new ideas and emerging solutions. By John Lofstock, Editor. Foodservice now accounts for nearly one in every six dollars spent inside convenience stores. Getting foodservice right is no longer just a challenge, it is absolutely

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ServSafe Food Handler Guide Now Available

“The ServSafe Food Handler Guide is a cost-effective solution for use by all convenience retailers that provide foodservice offerings,” says Dr. Nancy Caldarola, education director for NACS CAFÉ. NACS members now have access to the ServSafe Food Handler Guide, an affordable solution for in-store food safety training that easily integrates food safety into any existing

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Hot Cheese Sauce

Knouse Foods expands the company’s line of high-quality Lucky Leaf ready-to-use cheese sauces by introducing Queso Blanco. This product is ideal for multiple types of cuisine, enhancing dishes with its mild flavor and smooth texture. Retail operators can simplify back-of-house operations, deliver consistent results and increase profit potential with every meal. Ethnic cheeses were listed

Tools of the Trade

Busy consumers continue watching their wallets, but one thing hasn’t changed. They want great tasting meals and snacks—and they want them fast. In spite of today’s economic angst, opportunities abound for providing time-crunched consumers with foods on the run. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 69% of adults surveyed said purchasing

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.

Time to Get Fresh

If you’re not doing foodservice, consider this your call to action. As the economic downturn eases, the restaurant industry will see a gradual improvement in 2010, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Industry sales are expected to reach $580 billion this year, up 2.5% in current dollars over 2009. But that’s

The 2010 Foodservice Report

Convenience store operators still not convinced foodservice is the future take heed. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is predicting record-high sales of $580 billion in 2010. Furthermore, of the 70 different retail segments NRA tracks, the group identified convenience stores as the food industry’s “bright spot” when it comes to meeting consumer demand for fresh

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