Most convenience stores have found success selling fresh food with the over whelming majority of them are known for selling fresh hot coffee and breakfast itmes, others lunch but at Royal Farms they are known for their Chicken Dinner.
While Royal Farms are open 24 hours a day, the c-store is focused on its freshly-prepared foods, like fresh, never frozen chicken. The item can be prepared and breaded on site in a variety of ways, including off the bone, on sandwiches and in salads and that sets it apart from other C-stores according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.
Royal Farms has a line of grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat items like soda, milk and water, the 5,400-square-foot store and gas station features its own line of snack items, such as Chesapeake-flavored potato chips, nuts and fresh-baked items with both Indoor and outdoor seating,.
Fresh means fresh at Royal Farms and customers respect and appreciate fresh food according to Johnson. At one recent New Jersey store opening it was reported that “buzz surrounding the store’s opening continued well into the lunch rush the following day, where cars frequently had to circle the lot to find parking with all of more than 50 parking spaces filled. Motorists started parking on entrance driveways, and wait time for chicken orders timed out at close to 30 minutes.”
What is your brand doing better than the competition? What are your customers willing to wait for? Invite Foodservice Solutions® to complete a Grocerant Program Assessment, Grocerant ScoreCard, or for product positioning or placement assistance, or call our Grocerant Guru®. Since 1991 www.FoodserviceSolutions.us of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche. Contact: Steve@FoodserviceSolutions.us or 253-759-7869
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