Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Private-equity firm acquires sandwich chain from Dunkin' Brands

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mainsail Partners, a private-equity firm located in San Francisco, has acquired Togo's Eateries, the master franchisor of a fast-casual sandwich chain on the West Coast, from Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Brands Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins...

Chet Cadieux reflects on five years at the helm of leading chain QuikTrip

Editor's Note: CSP is proud to name QuikTrip Corp. and co-founder Chester Cadieux II as its 2007 Retail Leader of the Year. Today CSP shines the light on current chain leader Chet Cadieux. To learn more about QuikTrip, click the Full Story link below to view a video. Also watch for the December...

Retailer preparing own food, adding second distribution center; many more stores expected

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- U.K. retailer Tesco PLC's new U.S. grocery/convenience store venture, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, has unveiled expansion plans including wanting shoppers in the urban centers it targets never to be more than a mile from one of its stores, said Reuters. Three weeks...

Johnston will lead development of c-store, other channels
"Operations guy" announces retirement.
Bite-sized portions, tastings top hot list
Regional QSR opening Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe Express units at grocer's c-stores.
McDonald's Corp. said it has no plans to offer breakfast all day long, even though it is the most profitable meal of the fast-food chain's U.S. division.
A key lawsuit in the tainted tomato case involving Sheetz Inc. has been settled out-of-court.
Company rolling out foodservice kiosk