RaceTrac entered the Florida market expanding its’ brands reach and recently they edified that reach with a new template concept convenience store that feature a full made-to-order, fresh prepared food program elevating freshness and brand relevance.
Regular readers on the East Coast of the US the battle for a larger share of stomach in the retail food space has nearly created consumer choice over-load according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® as 7-Eleven, Sheetz, Rutter’s, and Wawa have all targeted restaurant customers with new and improved fresh food offerings.
RaceTrac’s elevated fresh food includes sandwiches, wraps, a specialty hot and cold beverage bar with barista-style smoothies and shakes, and all-day breakfast items. Guests customize and order their meals on a touchscreen kiosk, and then can watch the store staff prepare their food.
To be sure this new ‘deli-based’ food concept replaces RaceTrac’s previous venture into made-to-order foodservice with the Speedy Avocado Mexican Grill getting more in line with customer expectations and grocerant niche industry norms according to Johnson.
The new concept RaceTrac is a meal 5,500-square-foot unit where customers can customize their breakfast sandwiches at an electronic kiosk. Other offerings include three different types of subs, four sandwiches, and one wrap; and made-to-order whole pizza, personal pan pizza and pizza slices. In addition, an extensive grab-and-go offering includes items from three roller grills the mainstay of convenience stores of yesterday.
Race Trac with this new concept store is moving more in-line with grocerant niche customers empowering choice, adding more and more fresh food and deemphasizing the roller grill. Is your brand evolving with consumers?
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