Ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat fresh prepared portable food has been driving top line sales and bottom line profits for the convenience store sector for over two years. The C-store sector has led food industry in top line growth recently driving sector consolidation. The grocery sector has found new life with ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat prepared food. Chain restaurants continue to grow takeout and to-go food at a faster and faster pace.
Independent restaurants are not being left out and they are garnering attention from consumers and the press. Sue Kidd a staff writer for The News Tribune in an article titled: Master the are of the 5-minute takeout in Tacoma states that independent restaurants food is “CHEAP, GOOD, FAST”
Consumers have been finding grocerant bundled meal options within every sector of the retail foodservice industry. Independent restaurateurs have been paying attention, following the success of industry chain leaders most importantly listening to consumers. They are bundling meal combos from Tacoma, WA to Miami, FL and San Diego, CA to Portland, MA.
With new competition entering the fray for ready-to-eat food from the drug store sector and dollar store sector watch for innovation and regional leaders to emerge from independent restaurants.
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