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Krispy Krunchy Chicken Leads Hot Food Solutions
Krispy Krunchy Chicken®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing foodservice businesses, is soaring ahead of the competition with its “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” offerings that are hot and ready to serve for on-the-go customers. According to the 2023 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle Study, which polled over 1,500 regular c-store shoppers, the primary factors taken into account when buying prepared food at a convenience store include price, value, food quality, taste, and freshness. With rapid popularity and aggressive expansion, the brand is a top contender in these...
Bite Into Krispy Krunchy Chicken’s New Deals Starting Oct. 23
Krispy Krunchy Chicken® is offering savings and craveable flavor with two new deals starting on October, 23, 2023. The fried chicken favorite is featuring two great deals with its new 4-Piece Meal Deal and 12-Piece Dark Meat Special.
For those looking for a quick lunch or dinner solution, the 4-Piece Meal Deal features four mildly Cajun-spiced white meat tenders that are hand-breaded in Krispy Krunchy’s® signature breading and fried to perfection. The tenders are served with a honey biscuit, all for only...
Krispy Krunchy Chicken Fuels the Rise of Gas Station Chicken
While most fried chicken QSRs serve their customers via a drive-thru, Krispy Krunchy Chicken® serves up “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” fried chicken that captures the hearts and palates of fans inside someplace you might not expect – gas stations and convenience stores.
According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, there are over 150,000 convenience stores in the United States. As Krispy Krunchy Chicken® approaches 3,000 locations by the end of the year, the brand reports that 97% of its locations are in gas stations and...
Casey’s Announces New Three-Year Strategic Plan
Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a $15 billion in revenue, 50-year retail success story, announces its new three-year strategic plan. Building on the last plan, this strategy leverages Casey’s resilient business model, expanding footprint, guest-centered convenience and restaurant-quality food as a road map to further differentiate Casey’s from competitors and position the company as a top retailer.
“Casey’s has delivered exceptional performance over the last three years, growing our inside same-store sales by 6.5% this past fiscal year...
7-Eleven, Inc. Heats Up Summer Menu with Mouthwatering Wings
The kickoff to summer just got even hotter! 7-Eleven, Inc. is gearing up for the best season of the year with piping hot wing deals and a brand-new, mouthwatering flavor. From smokey to sweet and roasted to savory, the world's largest convenience retailer has wings to satiate every wingman – and wing-woman's – cravings…and wallet:
ezCater Brings Wawa’s Signature Sizzli® Sandwich and Hoagies to Workplaces Across the Mid-Atlantic and Florida
ezCater, the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions, and Wawa Inc. today announced the launch of all Wawa locations on the ezCater marketplace. Now, workplaces can order Wawa’s signature breakfast sandwiches, like the Sizzli®, and hoagies, from 1,000 store locations across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
“Thanks to this new partnership with ezCater, we now have the ability to reach more business customers with our fresh offers, perfect for breakfast, meetings, and corporate events...
PFG’s Core-Mark Division Wins Convenience Store News Category Captains Award
Performance Food Group Company’s (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC) Convenience division, Core-Mark, was recently awarded the Category Captain’s Award in the Foodservice/Prepared Foods category by Convenience Store News for its Perfectly Southern® Fresh Fried Chicken program.
“The Core-Mark team is excited to be honored by Convenience Store News with a Category Captains Award,” said Scott McPherson, Executive Vice President, President & Chief Executive Officer, Convenience. “We’ve seen how the convenience store market is changing with the addition and growth of prepared foods. Core-Mark is committed to helping...
The NPD Group: Convenience Stores Are Attracting More Foodservice Visits
Convenience stores are the beneficiaries of more consumers looking for a beverage or a bite to eat on their way somewhere. Visits to convenience stores for foodservice items, like beverages and prepared foods, were up 2% in the three months ending November compared to a year ago, reports The NPD Group*. Consumer spending on foodservice menu items at convenience stores was up 8% for the combined months of September, October, and November versus a year ago. Units and dollars of foodservice products shipped from broadline...
Bluedot Releases Key Themes Set to Reshape C-Stores in 2023
Bluedot, a customer arrival platform that empowers businesses to provide real-time interactions, contextualized marketing engagements, and pickup solutions, today revealed five convenience store predictions for the year ahead.
"As c-stores continue to aggressively invest in successful foodservice initiatives, we expect to see more changes on the horizon. Drive-thru and curbside pickup service will become more prevalent and we'll also see more stores within stores to optimize physical real estate, serving the on-the-go consumer," said Emil Davityan, Bluedot co-founder and CEO...
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