Although sandwiches, hot dogs and wraps still dominate in convenience, Mexican fare grew on 15.5% of c-store menus in 2019—more than any other type of item, according to Technomic. This growth is a result of c-stores in general adding more ethnic options to meet growing consumer demand, Technomic said.

QMart, a division of Northwest Petroleum, Houston, has diversified its Q Cafe menu to include international dishes such as Vietnamese banh mi tacos and Indian samosas to distinguish its brand from most fast casuals in Houston. The company is even exploring hand-rolled sushi for its menu.