Convenience stores are in the process of repositioning from simply a place to obtain gasoline and a cold Coca Cola with a roller grill hot dog as an emergency meal replacement too destination food locations where you can in-buy gasoline.
Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Assn. of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about 80% of the nation's gasoline stated, “it might seem strange to order a salad in a service station now, but in 20 years, it will be commonplace.”
Convenience stores are focused in on the grocerant niche of fresh prepared and portable better for you food. In large part that means replacing the ROLLER GRILL. You will soon see new multi purpose cooking equipment and increase in quality fresh food offerings at more convenience stores in order to keep ahead of the retail drug stores chains like CVS and Walgreens. Who are entering the fresh food arena.
Consumer interactive meal components bundled with mix and match options can be found at: Rutters, QuickChek, Wawa, and Sheetz. All of which are on the leading edge in the convenience stores sector. For more view the following article:
http://www.foodservice.com/articles/show.cfm?contentid=5512&title=Roll, Roll, Roll, Away Roller Grill!
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