5 WAYS TO BUILD A BETTER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

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As the convenience store food service landscape continues to shift, key drivers in food purchases are transparency in labeling, sustainable and healthly choices, quality and variety. What’s more, due to rising labor costs, automation is poised to become an increasing player in the … Continued

8 TIPS FOR BUILDING A LONG-TERM RESTAURANT

How do you make it, in the restaurant business, for five years, ten years or longer? Here are eight great tips to help you survive for decades in a tough business: 1. BE READY TO WORK….ALOT Don’t be afraid to work long, long hours. At first, YOU … Continued

6 WAYS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Wasted produce can add ten percent to food costs as it becomes part of the average 150,000 pounds of trash that your restaurant throws out each year. These six tips can help cut those numbers down to size:   1. USE AS … Continued

3 WAYS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE ECONOMIC WAVE

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As crude oil prices continue to fall and demand for fuel continues to plummet throughout the winter months, drivers are enjoying fuel prices at their lowest point since February 2009. As a result, consumers have a few extra dollars in … Continued

FOCUS ON THE HIGH PROFIT CENTERS

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How does one decide if a store remodel is necessary and, if so, what areas can be targeted to maximize profits and get the best ROI? A c-store remodel is not an inexpensive venture. A complete remodel for an average sized store can … Continued

WHAT WILL BETTER STORE DESIGN MEAN FOR YOU?

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Store sales are driven by a positive customer experience.  A big part of creating that customer experience is having a clean, modern and efficient store design that provides effective merchandising and creates that all important positive customer experience.  So, what will … Continued

TO REMODEL OR NOT TO REMODEL: THAT IS THE QUESTION

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It’s difficult to know whether or not the capital cost of a store remodel will be worth it over the life of the remodel. So here are few initial questions to ask yourself as you decide. 1. How long has … Continued

CREATING A PROFITABLE IN-STORE COFFEE PROGRAM

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About 95% of all convenience stores sell coffee which generates more than 77% of hot dispensed beverages sales.  However, with quick-service restaurants (QSRs) such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts, as well as drug store chains, such as Walgreens, making … Continued

WHAT REALLY DRIVES REPEAT BUSINESS TO YOUR C-STORE

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The health, success and longevity of any business is dependent on two major things: First, bringing in new business and second, and perhaps most important, maintaining a loyal customer base. As a former mentor of mine used to say, “It’s … Continued