Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Slayden Travel Center in Lamar, Miss., will be home to newest Chester's site

LAMAR, Miss. -- The Slayden Travel Center, located at 2710 Highway 72 in Lamar, Miss., has opened the latest Chester's International restaurant. The Lamar Chester's, which is co-branded with a Baskin Robbins, celebrated its grand opening on Friday, August 8, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Chester...

Bob "Killer" Kuhns devours competition at FARE sandwich-eating event

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The first National Sandwich Eating Championship took place at CSP's Foodservice at Retail Expo (FARE) at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., on Tuesday. The event, sponsored by Wakefield Sandwich Co., unfolded before a standing-room-only crowd...

FARE closer Blumenthal explains how to avoid going "from distinction to extinction"

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Ira Blumenthal's best impression of 20th-century bard Bob Dylan included acrobatic harmonica work and an impassioned recitation of a Dylan classic: "There's a battle outside, and it is ragin'. It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, for the times they are a-changin...

Food equipment company picks up speed-cooking oven maker
Food quality, safety depend on strong manufacturer, distributor, retailer connections
Retailers nibble away at restaurants' share of food sales.
Consumers cutting back on eating at restaurants, Technomic says
Completes major site renovations, including to food court
FARE attendees charged with embracing tough times when strivingfor positive change
Distributor says increasing food offering helps promote one-stop shopping