Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

"Operations guy" announces retirement

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- After more than two decades with McDonald's, chief marketing officer William Lamar Jr. has announced his plan to retire from the company at the end of first-quarter 2008. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based fast feeder has promoted Neil Golden to senior vice president and chief marketing...

Bite-sized portions, tastings top hot list

WASHINGTON -- A survey by the National Restaurant Association of more than 1,000 professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation, found that "small is big" on restaurant menus, as bite-sized desserts and small plates/tapas/mezze top the list of hot trends when it comes to courses...

Regional QSR opening Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe Express units at grocer's c-stores

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Maid-Rite Corp. and grocery chain Hy-Vee Inc. are planning to open several sandwich shops at Hy-Vee convenience stores across the Midwest, said the Associated Press.Maid-Rite opened its first sandwich shop in a Hy-Vee gas station Monday in Omaha, Neb., with plans to open similar...

McDonald's Corp. said it has no plans to offer breakfast all day long, even though it is the most profitable meal of the fast-food chain's U.S. division.
A key lawsuit in the tainted tomato case involving Sheetz Inc. has been settled out-of-court.
Company rolling out foodservice kiosk
Customer traffic grows at twice the rate of restaurants for retailers offering meal solutions
he fast-food chain plans to test a $1 double cheeseburger that would challenge one of McDonald's Corp.'s best-selling items.
Middleby enters c-store channel with purchase
C-stores capture 54% of all foodservice traffic at retail outlets