May 2004
Convenience Store News;5/3/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p55
Trade Publication
In the convenience store industry, foodservice programs, including food prepared both on-and off-site as well as dispensed beverages, combined to bring in $12.7 billion in sales during 2003. C-store operators have been feeling pressure on their foodservice programs as a number of new quick-casual restaurants have expanded over the past few years. Chain stores like Atlanta Bakery, Au Bon Pain, Corner Baker, Cosi and Pret a Manger all offer high-caliber foodservice solutions. The competitive bar has been raised for quick-service restaurants and c-store foodservice operations, whether they are branded or proprietary programs.


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