W.O. Giles started *NATSO Chairman’s Circle Member, Chester's International in 1952, and though he started out frying doughnuts with his patented fryers, it was fried chicken that became the focus of his business. His son, Ted Giles, is the current CEO of the company, which began franchising in 2004, after previously following a licensing business model. In the last 50 years, Chester's has become the destination for delicious fried chicken because we always help our retailers exceed their expectations. Chester’s serves millions of satisfied and loyal customers delicious, fresh-fried chicken and sides every day. Chester's has locations in college campuses, airports, convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets. Hundreds of truck stops and travel plazas are part of our proven track record and Chester’s ongoing success. For more information, contact Heather Townsend at (205) 208-3863, email@example.com or visit Chester's website at www.chestersinternational.com.
*NATSO Chairman’s Circle Member, McLane Company, Inc. is a supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, travel centers, mass merchants, drugstores and military locations, as well as quick-service and fast-casual chain restaurants. McLane optimizes the purchase, flow and sale of products from thousands of suppliers to more than 54,000 retail locations. For more information, contact Sean Luce at (254) 742-3675, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit McLane’s website at www.mclaneco.com.
From its humble beginnings in 1888 as Glaser Bros., a single tobacco storefront in San Francisco, Core-Mark International Inc. has grown into one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in North America. While the past century has brought incredible changes to our business and the world in which we operate, our goal is the same today as it was over 120 years ago — to provide customers with the best possible service and to help them grow their sales and profits. For more information, contact Mike Palelek at (509) 535-9768, email@example.com or visit Core-Mark’s website at www.core-mark.com.
IHOP and Applebee’s, owned by DineEquity Inc., are the category leaders within their respective restaurant segments. Through varying foot prints and floor plans, they are aggressively pursuing new franchisees for non-traditional locations such as travel plazas. They have several examples to share how the IHOP brand has transformed properties. From new builds with end-cap position, to conversion of existing restaurant spaces, IHOP would love to explore working with you! For more information, contact Mary Bartolini at (407) 497-4975, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit DINE’s website at www.dineequity.com.
The Nathan’s Famous story is as much about famous flavor as it is tradition. In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wife’s secret spice recipe. Today, Nathan’s is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans. And yes, the original Coney Island restaurant is still there at the corner of Surf and Stillwell – home of our annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. For more information, Susan C. McCann at (516) 338-8500, ext. 306, email@example.com or visit the Nathan's Famous website at www.nathansfamous.com.
SUBWAY and Mama DeLuca's: Subway® started small in the USA before becoming the largest string of sandwich shops in the world. Mama DeLuca’s Pizzeria is an independent pizza place that has been open for almost 15 years. For more information, contact Allison Morrow at (203) 877-4281, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Subway’s website at www.subway.com.
Tres Picosos / Naughty Chile Taqueria was inspired by traveling to the small towns of Mexico, tasting the vast selection of hand-crafted food served from carts in the central marketplace. This iconic cultural experience of great-tasting simple food is recreated in your location with Naughty Chile Taqueria’s QSR Kiosk program. The market for authentic foods is hotter than ever. Street food is the fastest growing trend in foodservice. Tres Picosos / Naughty Chile Taqueria taps into this trend by providing a turn-key solution for your Truckstop or Travel Center store. For more information, contact Jane Hartgrove at (303) 329-0900, email@example.com or visit Naughty Chile Taqueria’s website at www.naughtychile.com.
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