Tornado of Flavor

El Monterey Tornados continue to be the consumers choice for foods that are convenient, flavorful and hot-to-go. Ruiz Foods introduces thenew 3-ounce El Monterey Tornado flavor—Firecracker Chicken—a hotwing style medley of tender chicken and Monterey Jack cheese melted to perfection in a crispy seasoned tortilla. It’s recommended that the product is prepared on the roller

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

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

Pretty Pickle

Pucker up because here is the newest addition to the Van Holten’s Pickle Family: Sour Sis, which has enough pucker to satisfy with a tart and tangy taste. She joins other character pickles such as Big Papa, Hot Mama, Garlic Gus and Little Pepe. All are individually packaged in a take-and-go pouch, and come packed

Southern-Style Cooking

  Pierce Chicken introduces Southern Style Traditional Breaded Breast Fillets. Pierce Chicken developed this 2-ounce fillet to help operators take advantage of the growing popularity of breakfast biscuits, kid sandwiches and appetizer sandwiches. Featuring only the highest quality chicken breast with rib meat, Southern Style Traditional Fillets are thick and tender with authentic southern flavor.

SCHWAN’S

Specially designed for the deli refrigerator case, the authentic pizzeria taste of Belafino Take & Bake Pizza complements deli-fresh side offerings in any c-store. Popular Cheese, Pepperoni and Supreme varieties easily offer complete meal solutions with a large 16-inch size. Only premium ingredients are used, including 100% real cheese, specially forumulated sauce and an artisan-styled

Walgreens Tests Fresh Food

Walgreens is venturing into convenience store territory as it begins to conduct a test of chilled foods at 12 of its stores this fall, feeling out its ability to thrive in the growing fresh foods market, the Wall Street Journal reported. Walgreen spokeswoman Tiffani Washington confirmed the test noting the fresh food initiative could help

Churro Fries

Looking for an innovative, versatile new product feature on your appetizer and dessert menus? J&J Snack Foods introduces TIO PEPE’S Churro Fries—authentic churros in a fun, new shape. Rolled in cinnamon sugar, TIO PEPE’S Churro Fries offer the perfect anytime item. Bite-size/mini offerings were ranked the No. 4 trend on the “What’s Hot” Chef’s Survey

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

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

Battle QSRs

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based  Hot Stuff Foods has launched the ‘MVP’ (Medium Value Pizza) to help retailers capture market share in the ongoing battle with QSRs. “The national pizza chains are promoting pizza deals,” said Craig VanHyfte, vice president of marketing for Hot Stuff Foods, “and Hot Stuff Foods is answering the challenge by equipping our

Rutter’s Introduces Pigtails, Slice Roast Pork Au Jus

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores, which operates 55 c-stores in Pennsylvania has introduced pigtails in a cup, as well as sliced roast pork au jus and a number of other new items. The new food menu items will be offered at its 38 stores that have touch-screen ordering. An order of pigtails comprises two hot

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

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

The Complete Foodservice Package

As demand for grab-and-go soars, convenience store foodservice managers are looking more than ever for packaging to not only maintain product quality and consistency, but be environmentally friendly and serve as a marketing vehicle. That’s a lot of responsibility to heap on stuff customers casually toss away. “I don’t know that takeout packaging is changing

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

Rutter’s Invites Customers To Stay A While With Free WiFi

Rutter’s is reminding customers that it has free WiFi at select locations, allowing customers who stop in for coffee to sit down with their laptop while they finish a hot dispensed beverage. The WiFi at Rutter’s can instantly be accessed once customers are within a certain distance from select locations. A customer’s digital device, whether

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

Pennington Prospers with Pizza

Inside the Numbers What do one million personal-size pan pizzas add up to? According to the folks at Hot Stuff Foods, about 550,000 pounds in all. It includes 250,000 pounds of dough, 150,000 pounds of custom blended cheese and 62,500 pounds of sauce, plus the meat toppings and vegetables. One million personal-size pan pizza boxes,

Innovation a Hallmark at Sheetz

In 1952, Bob Sheetz purchased an Altoona, Pa., dairy store, one of five retail operations owned by his father. His second store opened its doors in 1963 and the third opened five years later. By 1969, Bob’s brother Steve was serving as general manager, and the pair decided to open one store each year through

Turning a Foodservice Profit

C-store operators looking to grow their foodservice programs just may be overlooking, or at least underestimating, one of the best tools at their disposal: the humble roller grill. As in-store menus have expanded to include fresh foods and entrees, the time-honored roller grill has quietly continued to please customers and bolster bottom lines thanks to

Wawa Guided by Rich History

The seeds for Wawa convenience stores were sown in 1902 when George Wood started a dairy with a small herd of cows and a processing/bottling plant in Wawa, Pa. Using the slogan “Buy Health by the Bottle,” the business grew throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a team of milk men delivered dairy products directly

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