Foodservice: C-Store Menu Trends

Sandwiches, Mexican items and hot dogs are most popular entrees
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CHICAGO — Sandwiches, Mexican items and hot dogs are currently the most popular entrees on c-store menus, while breaded sides and fruit are the most common sides in the channel.

Technomic’s MenuMonitor reports menu information from 32 U.S. retailers. The database tracks menu incidence, or number of menu items on c-store menus; the number of operators with a certain item on the menu; and operator penetration, or the percent of operators who have this item on the menu. 

Entrees at C-Stores

Product categoryMenu incidenceOperators offeringOperator penetrationAverage price
Sandwiches and wraps9983196.8%$4.79
Hot dogs1073093.7%$2.00
Salad main dish801856.2%$5.41
Chicken dish752062.5%$4.17
Pork dish382371.8%$2.10
Combo plates261753.1%$3.33
Breakfast starch231546.8%$1.76

Source: Technomic Ignite menu data

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