This week Franke is at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show. Since C-Stores are on our mind we wanted to do a deep dive into the recent evolution many chains are going into.
If you’re here at NACS this week you have probably noticed some of the same trends that we have. Convenience stores are jumping into the world of foodservice in a big way.
From sandwiches to pizza convenience stores are finding that food sales are helping boost their bottom line so far in 2017, according to a recent survey by NACS. The survey found that ⅗ C-stores reported higher profits in the first nine months of 2017 than the same time period the previous year, many citing more robust food programs and consumer confidence.
One food is doing particularly well, made-to-order sandwiches.
Many chains are bringing made-to-order sandwiches to their customers, and the response has been great. NACS recently wrote about the topic noting the importance of meeting the needs of a wide variety of customers. Sandwiches do an excellent job of meeting those needs. Ready-made hot sandwiches, cold deli sandwiches, and fresh foods.
If you’re interested in learning more about custom fabrication for your C-Store stop by and say hi! Don’t forget to check out our EcO3Ice ice sanitization unit that is on display so you can learn how to keep your commercial ice machines cleaner for longer - Booth #6679!