Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

First new burger since Big N' Tasty to roll out nationwide by August

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. is preparing to launch its first new hamburger in eight years, a one-third-pound patty set to debut late this summer. The fast feeder will begin rolling out the Angus burger nationally by August, franchisees told Crain's Chicago Business . A company memo obtained...

Kitchens of Sara Lee will develop, test new products with faster speed to market

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Sara Lee Corp. has announced the opening of its new North American innovation campus, The Kitchens of Sara Lee. The 120,000-square-foot research and development center of excellence is located at the company's headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill. The Kitchens of Sara Lee,...

Blumenthal: "Sell foodservice as if your life depends on it, because it does"

CHICAGO -- "This is war folks," Ira Blumenthal told the room of convenience store executives. "A war for share of mind, share of market and share of stomach." During a session on "Foodservice Opportunities" at the 2009 NACS State of the Industry Summit in partnership with CSP, held last week in...

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First Giant To Go c-store marks new direction for supermarket chain
45th anniversary celebration today at chain's first c-store, in Folsom, Pa.
Today, April 15, ampm convenience stores are offering free samples of its cheeseburgers.
Chicken QSR concept comes to Independence, Va.
Consultant recommending steeper increases for fast feeder
S.C. "Lowcountry" retailer adds Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.