Rumors

The latest scuttlebutt, rumors & fun in the convenience store industry

BR hears Speedway’s Speedy Cafes are delivering a solid made-to-order foodservice experience.  


A resounding takeaway from speakers at the recent FARE conference: When it comes to leadership, a little crazy is good.


As one large convenience chain continues to gobble up and absorb sites, it’s planning to add even more regional business units. 


It’s great time for hiring. In the wake of recent M&A activity, BR hears several marquee players are looking for new retail gigs.  


R.D., congrats on your latest gig. Now you can begin building your own empire!


A mac-and-cheese taquito? One Southeast chain tested the delicacy but soon pulled it after customers complained that it smelled like feet.


Where’s the beef? Featured at the 2017 FARE Conference in Dallas, the Beyond Burger patty is made entirely of peas but has more protein than a beef hamburger. Better yet, BR hears it tastes like the real thing. Picture below. 


From @thedinostop in Green Bay, Wis. on Twitter: Dino hangin’ out with the #oscarmayerwienermobile. 2 great traditions! #dinostop Picture below. 


From Rahim Budhwani, 6040 LLC on Twitter: Day on the hill with Jared Scheeler, The Hub, N.D. Picture below. @rb6040 @JaredScheeler 


An Iowa chain that recently rolled out a new loyalty program hopes to grow to more than 100 stores by year’s end.


Back Rumor Snapshot

Where’s the beef? Featured at the 2017 FARE Conference in Dallas, the Beyond Burger patty is made entirely of peas but has more protein than a beef hamburger. Better yet, BR hears it tastes like the real thing.

From @thedinostop in Green Bay, Wis. on Twitter: Dino hangin’ out with the #oscarmayerwienermobile. 2 great traditions! #dinostop