Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New Va. drive-in facility harkens back to days of 1950s-style "car hops"

YORKTOWN, Va. -- Continuing its quest to "reinvent convenience," Wawa Inc. will take the wraps off a fledgling "old-fashioned" drive-in foodservice station today at its Yorktown, Va. c-store, with plans to unveil a second drive-in service in June. Customers opting to use the drive-in can pull into...

Multi-unit franchise agreement six-unit development plan set for Houston

HOUSTON -- Four Star Foods, a subsidiary of King Fuels Inc., has signed a multi-unit franchise development agreement with Pizza Inn Inc. to open six new operations in the Houston market beginning late summer 2008. The development plan calls for the opening of two Pizza Inn delivery/carryout...

Wal-Mart, Starbucks enhance food, coffee; McDonald's coffee yet to prove itself

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- As Wal-Mart and Starbucks continue to stretch their product offers in an effort to draw new customers, McDonald's is finding that strategy more difficult that it hoped with it coffee offer. Camille's Sidewalk Cafe has signed an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores to place its...

Independent South Texas retailer thrives with handmade breakfast tacos
Symposium stresses high-end coffee, strength despite sagging economy
Foodservice equipment firm had deal with Manitowoc Co.
Newly opened Power Mart sends upscale jolt to conventional format
Wawa Inc. is expanding its pilot for a new service that allows customers to pre-order food through text messages or online, according to QSR magazine.
CSP announces Foodservice at Retail Expo media partners
True Blue Coffee Roasters providing beans for c-store's enhanced offering.