Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Chicken QSR opens in Love's new Iowa travel plaza

NEWTON, Iowa -- As reported earlier this week in CSP Daily News, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its first truckstop in Iowa, along Interstate 80 in Newton. The facility opened for business yesterday. The new travel plaza features a McDonald's and a Chester's Chicken location...

As more stores open, retailers can see for themselves

LAS VEGAS -- Area c-store retailer David Crawford described Tesco's Fresh & Easy stores as offering a strong mix of upscale foods at value prices, but that the concept won't negate a customer's need to visit a c-store or even a supermarket—simply because the newly opened sites that he's seen...

Papa John's running pizza text-ordering promo for football fans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- This football playoff season, Papa John's International Inc. has launched the TEXTra Points 4 Pizza promotion. Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John's said it is the first pizza company in America to offer text message ordering on a national basis. By texting POINTS to 47272 (4PAPA) or...

Company also removes trans fats
Helps fans throw football parties
Will refocus company on customer experience in face of McDonald's coffee threat.
Former Balmar exec to assist retailers with foodservice
Competition called for recipes using chain's soups.
And coffee competition coming from Starbucks
QSRs riding resolution train with healthier offerings, but will consumers buy in?