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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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Positive Outlook For Foodservice Packaging

Convenience stores are listed as one of the top five market segments survey respondents consider to have strong potential growth for packaging in 2011. The results of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI)’s “Foodservice Packaging Industry Surveys” indicates a growing enthusiasm within the industry for 2011. The annual surveys gauge the state of the industry among

Subway To Be Featured On Undercover Boss

Don Fertman, chief development officer for the Subway sandwich chain, has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Subway brand to become the largest quick service restaurant chain in the world. But recently, while participating in the hit CBS television series Undercover Boss, Fertman was able to get a glimpse at a part

C-stores, Starbuck’s Most Affected By Ongoing Coffee War

As the coffee war continues between QSRs, coffee franchises and c-stores may be feeling the pinch more than the local Dunkin’ Donuts, Reuters reported. Although McDonald’s has tried to undercut competitors on price, Dunkin’s market share in coffee is steady and growing, Mark Nunnelly, managing director at Bain Capital, said at the Reuters Private Equity

Quiznos Looks To Grow Within C-store Channel

Quiznos sandwich chain has plans to increase its presence within convenience stores in 2010. In the recession, customers are busier and thriftier and have been increasing their visits to convenience stores while reducing their visits to restaurants. Restaurant visits began slowing in 2007 and then fell 3% last year while trips to convenience stores to

White Castle To Be Featured Sunday On “Undercover Boss”

White Castle is participating in the upcoming episode of the CBS show Undercover Boss.  Dave Rife, White Castle family member and owner is scheduled to appear this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9:00 pm EST. The one-hour program is devoted to White Castle with Dave visiting restaurants, a bakery and a White Castle Distributing plant where

McDonald’s Introduces Mac Snack Wrap In Philadelphia

McDonald’s has launched its new Mac Snack Wrap, the latest addition to the Snack Wrap line in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Debuting for just $1.49 [prices and participation may vary], the made-to-order Mac Snack Wrap consists of the same ingredients McDonald’s customers have come to expect in its classic Big Mac sandwich, including half of

Foodservice Boosts Retail Growth

Not doing foodservice? Then you better start thinking about it. That was the key message from a host of retailers, consultants and foodservice experts as CSD presented its 2009 Foodservice Webcast Series. In fact, just having food items is hardly enough. Chains need to invest in specialty fare and ethnic cuisines in order to differentiate

Dispensed Beverages: Hot

TOP PERFORMERS S&D Coffee Boyd Coffee Folgers (J.M. Smucker Co.) HONORABLE MENTIONS Sara Lee Foodservice Ronnoco Coffee Co. If you haven’t figured it out by now, most customers aren’t going to be happy with a one-pot coffee program bookended by a cup of sugar and a bowl of curdled creamer.  They could get that at

Branded Fast Food

TOP PERFORMERS Subway Subs & Salads McDonald’s Corp. Dunkin’ Brands HONORABLE MENTIONS Blimpie Dairy Queen Nothing draws a customer like credibility, and name brands come with credibility built in. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in foodservice.  Just ask John Cary, director of operations at the 38-unit Uppy’s chain in Virginia. “If we have

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