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Winner, Winner, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

New Technomic data mines the mind of your hot-food customer

For the past five years, the grab-and-go cooler has become a mecca for changing consumer perceptions and driving foodservice sales. But another category has heated up, even meeting cold-food menu categories in terms of purchase frequency.

In a recent survey conducted by CSP sister brand Technomic, we gauged hot-food purchase behaviors of c-store foodservice consumers.

The big takeaway: According to your customers, they’re buying hot foods just as much as cold ones.

Survey respondents also revealed hot-food growth areas, favorite choices and retailer hurdles to overcome. What follows is the story behind the numbers to help you capitalize on the latest consumer preferences, as well as a retailer gut check from one of your own.

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