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Coffee is the New King but Ice Cream Reigns at DQ

Coffee has propelled convenience stores with AM daypart success that expanded grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sales all day long at companies the ilk of Wawa, Sheetz and 7-Eleven.

The Hidden Value of Burger King Hot Dogs

With the launch of Grilled Dogs and other new products, Burger King’s comparable sales has experienced a boon. It grew 4.6 percent during the first quarter, according to the chain's parent.

Five Things Restaurateurs Should Learn from C-Stores

The convenience store sector like every other sector spends lots of time working to understand its own success.  Like all retail foodservice sectors it seems as if 80 percent of a convenience store’s sales come from just 20 percent of its customers.

McDonalds Tests Self-Service Coffee to Quicken Service

They call it fast food for good reason: It’s fast.  Foodservice Solutions® while speaking at the Fresh Food Summit pointed out that foodservice is evolving and what was fast yesterday is not so fast today.  Let’s look at five of the foodservice fast facts:

Complacent Restaurant Chains Face Growth Hackers

When an industry takes its eye off the ball, they capitulate customers to others. One could argue with declining year over year customer counts that the restaurant industry may have become complacent. Restaurateurs have become very good at brand protectionism but very bad at brand evolution. 

Advantage of Grocery Stores over Restaurants

When a new law was passed in France that required all restaurants to provide doggy bags to customers who want to take their leftovers home I yawned. I did not give it much thought until my inbox was filled with questions about food waste, discarding of old and outdated food.

Leadership Matters at Popeyes

I often say, “success leaves clues." At Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen the number one clue is found in its leadership beginning with its CEO, Cheryl Bachelder.

Eat Fresh Food, Lose Weight?

In America consumers who want to lose weight do not eat less, they simply look for different ways to eat. In other words, Americans want to eat their way thin.

Discontinuity Rattling Restaurant Sector Tim Horton’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, Ruby Tuesday

When you shake the tree the weak leaves fall. Once again restaurant consumer discontinuity has driven customers away from restaurants in 2015 too grocery stores and convenience stores.

McDonald’s Quality Differentiation Will Win Breakfast Battle

The battle for consumers in 2014 is not a battle over breakfast but a battle over share of stomach. While breakfast is the current focal point, QSR leaders all must be mindful of the expanding success of fresh prepared food in both grocery stores and convenience store sectors.