The convenience-store industry in February got a bit buzzed on the news that millennials are favoring convenience stores for food and beverage stops over fast-casual restaurants. Sounds like a victory, right?
C-store foodservice consultant and former 7-Eleven and Circle K executive Joe Chiovera recently took national TV by storm. He and his sons, Giuseppe and Xavier, competed on the season premiere of Guy Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” which aired on the Food Network.
I don’t believe the menu-labeling regulations case is fully closed; lobbyists and legislators will continue to fight to make concessions for convenience retailers. But I also think it’s time to stop focusing on D.C. and instead consider what this could really mean for you and your guests.