Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Five additional MicroStore locations opening in early 2009, five more later in year

GLENDALE, Calif. -- AHC/Zero's Subs is opening four new MicroStore concept locations in California by the end of the first quarter, with a fifth under contract. The West Coast franchisor will continue expansion in 2009, with five more locations in the works. The newest location will open inside an...

"McCafe Mondays" promo launching brew in Windy City

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. is formally launching its specialty coffee initiative in Chicago, the largest market yet for the fast-food giant's biggest product launch in decades, reported The Chicago Tribune . Last week, Oak Brook-based McDonald's started a TV advertising campaign in the...

Sandwich chain also rolling out LEED-certified "Eco-Stores"

MILFORD, Conn. -- From the beginning of April through the end of September 2008, in addition to reaching 30,000 locations (which occurred two years earlier than original estimates), the Subway sandwich chain reached a few other milestones and opened more than 1,000 new locations, accounting for...

Big Stuff Crowd Pleaser Pizza honored with packaging award
Sara Lee Corp. has announced a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. direct-store delivery (DSD) foodservice coffee business to Farmer Bros. Co.
Chain hatches six new crispy chicken items for foodservice offering
Science, technology improve on talking into the clown
Some analysts skeptical, some not of Wal-Mart's Marketside concept.
7-Eleven distributes free cases of coffee to local houses of worship
McDonald's Corp. will raise the suggested price of its double cheeseburger, moving it off the Dollar Menu, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.