Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Bank opening fifth caf in Chicago

CHICAGO -- The line between banking and retail services has gotten a little bit blurrier. To bring in new customers, an ING Direct Cafe will soon open in downtown Chicago in what will be the fifth U.S. branch for the direct financial services provider, said The Chicago Tribune. Although it will not...

Sitdown restaurants testing at-table card readers to cut down on credit card fraud

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- It has become routine for customers to swipe their credit or debit cards at consoles in fast-food restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. So why do we still hand over the plastic at sitdown restaurants? Pay-at-the-table systems are popular in Europe and other parts of the...

Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's forays into submarine sandwiches prove sluggish

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- With foodservice continuing to be a bright spot in many retailers' arsenal and consumers consistently calling for fresh and healthy food options, it would seem the move into fresh sub sandwiches would be a natural direction, opening up foodservice offerings to the lunch and...

Hall's Culligan Water has acquired Prestige Coffee/Coffee Time, which specializes in coffee and other hot and cold beverage products.
Will add freestanding restaurants, but also wants c-store locations
Van Loon promoted to vice president
Coffee chain adds more food
New menu includes Frescuit, steak & egg sandwich, gourmet coffee
Restaurants target breakfast and snacking occasions for sales transfusion
Snodgrass joins family-run c-store pizza program provider