Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Asprooth will focus on equipment manufacturer’s growth in convenience stores

CAROL STREAM, Ill. -- Antunes, a custom foodservice-equipment manufacturer, has hired convenience-store industry veteran Ted Asprooth as its new business development manager. Asprooth’s role will focus on expanding Antunes’ presence in the c-store foodservice market. Asprooth has more than 30 years...

Convenience brand buys gas station/foodservice hybrid

DUXBURY, Mass. -- VERC Enterprises, a New England-based convenience-store chain and Mobil/Gulf operator, has purchased Mayflower Food & Spirits, well known in and around Plymouth, Mass., for its assortment of prepared hot foods, deli selections and housemade pastries. Mayflower’s landmark...

Former McDonald’s, KFC exec tapped to enhance foodservice program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The convenience-store industry snagged another restaurant-industry veteran with the hiring of Shannon Johnson as Pilot Flying J’s new vice president of food innovation. Johnson was previously chief food innovation officer for KFC and product innovation director for McDonald’s...

Value-priced dinners are prepared fresh daily
Technomic c-store data reveals growth opportunity in the morning for the menu item
Proprietary design helps maintain food quality and consistency

Customer study uncovers morning preferences

Senior leadership team will remain in place
Fast-casual chain completes clean-eating overhaul of its menu

Research provides a long-range look at how customer behavior will likely change