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Spice Up Sandwiches to Spike Sales

Technomic’s 2012 Sandwich Consumer Trend Report found that more than half (55%) of Americans are now purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Just two years ago, the top-selling sandwiches at Famima convenience stores were tuna salad, turkey and cheese and egg salad, all on white bread. Today, the same proteins lead the pack,

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With Foodservice Equipment, Cheap Can Be Costly

There are few bargains when it comes to purchasing the right cooking equipment. Functionality and practicality must coincide with an affordable price tag. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Just like the latest luxury car, a shiny, new piece of foodservice equipment can be hard to resist. But Brian Tucker, foodservice director for Lake, Fla.-based S

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Fresh Foods, Fast Service

Burgers, brats and sausages continue to drive sales among core convenience store consumers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Convenience dining is on the rise and the demand for sandwiches is jumping. Americans’ love of burgers, sausage and brats is creating plenty of opportunity for convenience stores, where lunch and dinner solutions anchor the menu. The

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Sheetz President Recognized By Nation’s Restaurant News

“It takes vision and confidence in your strategy” to be a Golden Chain Award winner, says Randall Friedman of Nation’s Restaurant News. Sheetz President and CEO Stan Sheetz has been honored and named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News for demonstrating overall business performance and growth. Sheetz will be presented the

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Romney Raves About Wawa

Mitt Romney talks hoagies and touchscreens in Pennsylvania. Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, while on the campaign trail, visited a Wawa convenience store and polled the crowd at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Cornwall, Pa., about where they buy their sandwiches. The question touched on a local state divide: Wawa or Sheetz, Yahoo News reported.

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Carving Out a Sandwich Strategy

While branded and proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of attention at retail, prepared sandwiches have quietly—and profitably—filled a valuable niche for retailers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Sandwiches and wraps are a $2.7 billion category and sales are expected to remain strong through 2014, according to a 2011 report from foodservice research and marketing

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Tedeschi Remodels Bridgewater Locations

Newly upgraded stores feature a selection fresh foods prepared by Tedeschi’s proprietary commissary. Tedeschi Food Shops has completed the remodel of two locations in Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, Mass. Renovations of the 169 Spring Street, Bridgewater and 52 Bedford Street, East Bridgewater stores, which were completed in 2011, are part of a company-wide initiative to

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Kangaroo Express Reopens Tornado-Damaged Store

After complete rebuilding, Kangaroo Express store celebrates reopening on Dec. 8 The Kangaroo Express convenience store that was extensively damaged by April tornadoes celebrated its reopening on Dec. 8 after a complete rebuilding of the store and gas pumps. Mayor Barger led the celebration with a ribbon cutting announcing its open doors. Kangaroo Express took

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Natural Deli Papers

Georgia-Pacific Professional, a leading  manufacturer of innovative washroom, wiper and foodservice solutions, introduces Dixie Rite-Wrap Natural deli papers to its portfolio of food wrap offerings. Now available to foodservice operators, the 100% unbleached wax paper is appropriate for a wide range of food types and comes in a variety of sizes to meet the needs

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Weighing a Sandwich Strategy

Whether doing it themselves or finding a national partner, convenience store operators are developing food programs with fresh ingredients and quick service. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Convenience store strategies for sandwich programs are as customizable as the sandwiches themselves. Some opt to develop and prepare sandwich lines in their own commissaries or via made-to-order

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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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Investing in a Foodservice Future

It’s time for all convenience store owners to recognize the overall value of a good deli program. By Jim Callahan. While a solid deli program is part of the convenience store industry’s present, it is destined to play an even larger and more critical part of our future. Whether you are a small chain or

Subway Honors Manitowoc Foodservice

Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation. John Klingenberger, vice president of global accounts for Manitowoc Foodservice, accepted the Subway chain

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

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Champlain Farms Partners With Quiznos

“We know Champlain Farms customers will be attracted by Quiznos’ brand recognition and appetizing menu,” says president of Champlain Farms.   Vermont-based convenience and gasoline retailer Champlain Farms is set to open Quiznos restaurants inside Champlain Farms’ 40 locations. The new Quiznos restaurants are planned for Champlain Farms locations throughout Vermont, situated in highly-frequented locations,

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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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Clean Restrooms Offer Distinct Competitive Advantages

As convenience store operators vie for foodservice customers, they need to ensure they are conveying a safe, sanitary image throughout the store. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When David Miller, president of Chandler Oil Chevron, remodeled his 3,000–square-foot convenience store in Chandler, Ariz. last year, he had design team C7 Works give extra attention to

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Mustard Mixology

Convenience store operators can now put America’s Favorite Mustard on their menus to join the team of French’s Mustard Mixologists. Simply mixing French’s Mustards with standard back-of-house ingredients will transform average sauces to unique, spreadable blends. The French’s Mustard Mixology program helps store operators create unique sauces, such as Smoky Chipotle Honey Mustard or Bistro

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Sheetz Joins Luzerne Community

Sheetz opens a new c-store in Luzerne County, Pa., while also giving hundreds of dollars to new customers anticipating the store’s opening.  Sheetz is opening its first location in Sugarloaf, Pa., today at 551 Route 93.  Excitement is high for this store’s opening since there is a prize for the first 50 people in line

Tedeschi Food Shops Remodels Westford Location

Continuing toward its goal of renovating all of its locations, Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled its store at 103 Main Street in Westford, Mass., bringing the total of stores remodeled in 2010 to 13. This store now offers a wide variety of fresh, healthy options like TD’s Deli Express crisp salads, delicious wraps,

Low-Carb Dining

Quiznos introduces a new, healthier line of subs for its customers. Quiznos Sub launches the next phase of low-carb living: more than 20 Low Carb Toasty Flatbreadsandwiches under 10 grams of net carbohydrates. This unique line of low carbsandwiches are prepared similarly to Quiznos’ toasted sub sandwiches. Quiznosserves customers’ favorite sub recipes on top of

Chicken Little

Chesters offers consumers a high-quality chicken product, cooked to perfection with a unique taste and style. The company’s secret is a breading recipe and process that has been successful for more than 40 years. Chesters uses only real chicken that is specially marinated and offers double breaded, bone-in tenders and potato wedges as well as

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The sandwich gives consumers convenience and price, but does not deliver on enough fiber and nutrients until now. To pack a nutritional punch into the sandwich category, Super Bakery has developed a line of Organic Whole Grain Super Sandwich Buns, Super Sub Rolls, Super Tortillas and Super Breads. With the simple change to the company’s

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Hot Stuff Foods unveils a new format, name, look and incentive for its SmashHits Deli program. Formerly known as Smash Hit Subs, the new SmashHits Deli has an expanded menu including sub sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, fresh baked cookies and Italian ciabatta bread sandwiches and the new Phat Burrito. A removal of franchise fees for

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Smokaroma introduces the new Instant Burger cooker. Utilizing direct energy transfer, the Instant Burger cooks two hamburgers, chicken filets, sausage patties or hot dogs in 25 seconds. Produce sandwiches as fast as you can prep the buns. The meat temperature reaches over 180 degrees. No hood, venting oradditional labor needed. The product only uses energy

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