More Hot Stuff Stores Heat Up May

Foodservice concept company adds Asian fare

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More than 50 retailers either opened new Hot Stuff Pizza units or upgraded existing ones during the month of May, the company said.

Des Hague, president and CEO of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Hot Stuff Foods, said that the May figures bring the total new store openings/upgrades close to both 150 new Hot Stuff Foods locations and 150 new store upgrades since the beginning of the year.

He noted that the company's year-to-date performance is ahead of both last year's numbers and Hot Stuff's 2005 plan. He says several [image-nocss] hot initiatives or what Hague calls Total Innovative Programs, Total Innovative Products and Total Innovative Solutions are keeping momentum strong. Hague revealed this includes new summer promotions, pilot programs and operational support.

The following new stores opened in May 2005:

PM 7-Eleven, Charleston, WV E-Z-N Quick, Fresno, CA Chevron, Healdsburg, CA 24/Seven Xpress, Henderson, NV Quik Chek, Lexington, NC Midway McKinney, McKinney, TX J & J Oil #6, Oakley, KS Blue Spot Quick Stop, Princeton, WV Circle K Store #575, Quail Valley, CA PM 7-Eleven #5427, Saint Albans, WV Circle K Store #1287, Salem, OR Circle K Store #8169, Shreveport, LA Pump N Pak--Benson Road, Sioux Falls, SD Sonoita Fuel Stop, Sonoita, AZ Crossroads Deli & Co., Tangent, OR

The following stores upgraded existing units in May 2005:

Quik Chek #18, Albemarle, NC Total Stop Food Store, Alcester, SD KC's Short Stop, Alliance, NE Phillips 66 of Andrews, Andrews, SC Circle K Store #5341, Augusta, GA Kracheys Standard, Boscobel, WI GoCo's #1, Butler, AL Alexanders Grocery & Deli, Canadian, TX Quik Chek #11, Candor, NC Crawfordsville Food Shop #4, Crawfordsville, IN Exxon Tiger Mart #8, De Ridder, LA Ampride Hagen's Inc. #5, Eldridge, IA Ellendale Southside, Ellendale, ND Settlers #1, Forney, TX GoCo's #2, Gilbertown, AL Food N Fuel, Glenwood, MN EZ Mart #510, Glenwood, AR AM PM Express, Griffin, GA EZ Mart #514, Hartshorne, OK Nancy's Place, Hazen, ND Grab N Go, Indian Trail, NC Expressway, Lakefield, MN Freeway 147 Travel Center, Mandan, ND Circle K Store #5588, North Augusta, SC Quik Chek #20, Oakboro, NC Shell--Bingers, Othello, WA Texaco Potholes General Store, Othello, WA First Stop #4, Ottawa, KS Cenex Parshall, Parshall, ND K-Store, Saint Francis, KS Quik Chek #26, Seagrove, NC Sitka Sea Mart #251, Sitka, AK Flash Market #173, Steele, MO Joe Bobs, Sulphur Springs, TX Flash Market #28, West Memphis, AR BP Amoco--Marlows Amoco Food Stop, Westbrook, MN Pronto Market, Woodbine, IA Flash Market #195, Wynne, AR

Hot Stuff Foods franchises or licenses its branded food concepts in more than 1,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Hot Stuff Foods offers a number of individual and bundled brands in various categories including Hot Stuff Pizza, Hot Stuff Food On the Go, Hot Stuff Food Xpress, Smash Hit Subs, Summit Subs, C-Street Bakery, Mean Gene's Burgers, Mean Gene's Pizza, Stone Willy's Pizza, Moose Bros. Pizza, Eddie Pepper's, Asian Creations, Chix Chicken, Nap Hendrix's Southern Grill and Caff Origins Coffee.

Meanwhile, Hot Stuff Foods has added more Asian fareXXL Chinese Rollzto its food solutions. The new product comes in three varieties (Orange Chicken, Pepper Steak and Teriyaki Chicken) with a suggested retail of $1.99.

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