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I’m Hungry… Examining the CStore Snack Trend

In today’s information age, it’s easy to become bogged down by an overload of trends and statistics, but as a cstore operator, if there is one thing you cannot afford to miss, it’s the cstore snack trend. If you’re feeling like you didn’t even know this was a trend, don’t worry, you’re in the majority! While we’ve covered millennial snacking...

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Wing in a New Year of Profits: Pizza and Chicken Wings Brings Profits

If there is one thing you can count on American’s continued interested in, it’s pizza. Thin crust, thick crust, brick oven, deep dish, sweet, savory and everything in between, there is almost no type of pizza we won’t try. And there is just one appetizer that has almost become synonymous with pizza: chicken wings. We've written about the magic...

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TRICK OR TREAT: Creating a Spooktacular Halloween Foodservice Promotion

Halloween is one of those holidays that people either love or hate. It certainly doesn’t have the same appeal as Christmas or Thanksgiving, so for many it’s just an excuse to stock up on 50% off candy November 1st. But as a Halloweenaholic, I’m here to tell you there are plenty of reasons to celebrate just a little bit harder than years...

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Offering More than Convenience: The Benefits of Adding Food Service to Your C-Store

Convenience stores are built around the idea that consumers want a fast and easy method for purchasing items throughout the day. For years, c-stores have relied on gas and tobacco sales to keep their business profitable. But with cigarette smoking at an all-time low and gas prices maintaining a reasonable cost per gallon, operators are now...

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NRA Show Recap | The Future of Food Service

We sat in on a bunch of educational seminars at the NRA show with the goal of gathering useful information for you.  Most intriguing was the Future of Food Service presented by Jim Sullivan, CEO of Sullivision.com, a resource for the industry providing tips and insight into training and optimizing staff.  This session covered the basic...

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Count Your Profits | How Much Could You Be Making With Ventless Kitchen Equipment?

At MTI we like to say, plug it in and count your profits. But what does that actually mean? With the MultiChef high speed oven and the AutoFry fully automatic deep fryer, you truly can plug in the machine to start cooking and counting your profits. From fries to chicken wings, you can make a nice profit from some low cost food items coupled...

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Appetizing your Guests | Increase Your Appetizer Sales in Three Easy Steps

As the market continues to improve, many diners are once again looking for a more complete dining experience.  Where appetizers and desserts were once ignored, these two prime money makers are yet again popular and it’s time to examine what you are doing to promote the additional appetizer sale.  In this week's blog we will look at three simple...

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Foodservice in C-Stores

This month, two new studies on foodservice in C-Stores were released by Convenience Store News and Convenience Store Decisions. We’re breaking them down, bringing you the most important highlights and sharing some of the best trends to stay on top of so you never miss a beat.

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Movie Theater Concessions: Dinner at the movies gaining popularity over dinner and a movie

Popcorn, candy and soda have always been fan favorites at movie theater concessions stands, but with ticket sales declining and entertainment options within the home growing, movie theater operators are looking for new revenue options and premium concessions via food service shines as one of the most profitable ancillary revenue streams. ...
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