Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Dunkin' Donuts has launched DDSMART, the brand's first menu of "better-for-you" options.

CANTON, Mass. -- Dunkin' Donuts has launched DDSMART, the brand's first menu of "better-for-you" options. Labeled with a new logo, DDSMART menu items include food and beverages that meet at least one of the following criteria: 25% fewer calories; 25% less sugar, fat, saturated fat or sodium than...

New coffee program coming to 2,000 retail locations

PHILADELPHIA -- Alejandro Granado, the chairman, president and CEO of CITGO Petroleum Corp., and Bernardo Alvarez, the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, came together at a Philadelphia-area CITGO station to kick off the company's new Caf a Venezuela program, along with Alida...

Beats same-store sales for sales growth for many restaurant chains

CHICAGO -- Many top restaurant chains in both the limited-service and full-service sectors grew their 2007 sales through signing more franchisees instead of relying on same-store sales increases, according to a new report from foodservice consultancy Technomic. Select findings include: The Top 400...

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
Sam's Mart opens fried chicken restaurant in Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that a jalapeno pepper sample is a positive match with the strain causing the current Salmonella outbreak.
Drugstore chain's new store design concept puts Caf W front and center.