Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Two more locations coming within a few months for retailer

FISHERS, Ind. -- A Village Pantry Convenience Store in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, Ind., is the newest Chester's fried chicken restaurant location Another Village Pantry celebrated its grand opening of a Chester's unit in Indianapolis on June 25. The Fishers Chester's celebrated its grand...

Owner of gas/c-store/foodservice combo facility files for bankruptcy reorganization

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Knight Commerce Centre Inc., the owner of the NexStore gas station, convenience store, gourmet market and deli combo in Boca Raton, Fla., filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Friday, according to federal bankruptcy records obtained by CSP Daily News. Knight Commerce Centre...

Filing may be indicative of larger casual dining woes, says Technomic

CHICAGO -- The suddenness of Bennigan's bankruptcy filing may have surprised many industry observers, but the difficulties facing S & A Restaurant Corp. and many other casual dining chains have been readily apparent for some time, according to foodservice consulting firm Technomic. Restaurant...

Dunkin' Donuts has launched DDSMART, the brand's first menu of "better-for-you" options.
New coffee program coming to 2,000 retail locations
Beats same-store sales for sales growth for many restaurant chains
Entrepreneur opens "convenience/grocery/gas" store in Charlotte, N.C., area.
NPD finds restaurant lunch facing competition from lunches carried from home
Oklahoma c-store brings in heavy-hitting help for foodservice operation
High gas prices may help convenience foodservice, Technomic says