Monday, August 10, 2009

Drive-Thru Grocerants On the Way?

Crisscrossing America we are now starting to see the progressive evolution of the Convenience store into a dinner lane for food aficionados, particularly if you’re in a hurry. This might be something that Grocery stores like Safeway’s new lifestyle stores and Whole foods need to keep and eye on.

We can start by looking at Quickie Mart Hackensack, N.J. Dairy Barn is a chain of regional convenience stores located on Long Island, New York. Bennie’s, drive-through convenience store Arizona, The Kwik Trip convenience store chain, Wisconsin. Loveland Farms Drive-Thru Albuquerque, New Mexico. You are now seeing them in Georgia, North Carolina and many in Texas.

Quality bundled meal components available via a Drive-Thru is another perfect example of how an industry sector is building success. Ready to eat and ready to heat portable Grocerant bundled components again meeting the needs of the “soccer Mom’s” will drive sales. Restaurants utilize have taken Drive-Thru’s to an art form. The currently sell only ready to eat but when they begin to focus on the ready to heat wow. Where is your favorite Drive-Thru?

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