Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

NRA Show highlights foodservice trends

CHICAGO -- Beyond having the opportunity to hear from potential presidential candidate Fred Thompson, the nearly 73,000 attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show also got glimpses of the latest in kitchen technology, franchise opportunities, new products and new ideas from some old...

Lawyer, senator, actor and possible 2008 presidential candidate keynotes restaurant show

CHICAGO -- Former Senator Fred Thompson strolled onto the stage and approached the podium as the keynote speaker at the 88th annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago on Sunday like he was grabbing the next bar stool over from each and every one of the...

Chester's names franchise development director, brand manager; seeks to sign 500 franchises by 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Convenience store fried chicken program provider Chester's International LLC has added Ian Byrd as director of franchise development and Kathryn Kudulis as brand manager to help lead its marketing and business development team in an expansion plan to grow to 500 franchises by...

Will market program under special terms to 16-state network
Firm gives stations way to entice motorists into c-store
Named to marketing VP post
Van Houtte to be acquired, taken private by Littlejohn & Co.
Will make donation with every chicken fried steak dinner sold in May
Tellock succeeds Growcock
Farmer Bros. Co. said it has acquired Coffee Bean International (CBI), a privately held roaster and wholesaler of specialty coffees.