Topics: Grab-and-Go Food Offerings

White’s Travel Center Expands Food Offerings with a Nathan’s Famous Express

White’s Travel Center Expands Food Offerings with a Nathan’s Famous Express

On August 26th White’s Travel Center held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new Nathan’s Famous Express. More

7 Ways To Improve Your Truckstop's Grab-And-Go Food Safety Members Only Join or Login

Sales of grab-and-go foods are on the rise. In response, truckstop and travel plazas are increasing their hot and cold quick-serve items. To maintain safety, it is important for locations to choose the right items to add to their cases and follow certain handling procedures for preparing and holding food. More

Cookies and Rice Crispies at Pine Cone Travel Plaza

For four decades Jim Glover has owned Pine Cone Restaurant in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. In late 1990, he also bought Pine Cone Travel Plaza. More

Truckstop of the Future

To stay relevant, businesses have to change as their customers change. New innovations can drive sales and create convenience, and the truckstops and travel plazas of the future will embrace improvements that will enhance the customers’ experience. More

Truckstop and Travel Plaza Operators Find Ways to Boost Food Service

Food service is becoming a more important component of the overall sales at truckstops and travel plazas, and today’s customers are demanding greater quality and convenience in the food they purchase. More

A Day in the Life of a NATSO Truckstop Operator: Keith Wade, Petro Dodge City #397

When you’re preparing to greet 1,000 drivers or more a day, mornings come early. For Keith Wade, operations director at Petro Dodge City #397 in Hanceville, Ala., each day starts with two cups of coffee and plenty of conversation with his staff. He likes to learn what is going on in each department and hear about the managers’ plans for the day. More

Repairs And Roast Beef Sandwich Sales Grow At Dodge City

Petro Dodge City #397 is located in Hanceville, Ala., which is positioned perfectly between Birmingham and Huntsville. With a brand new truck repair shop and renovations in the works, they are also positioned to grow. More

McLane Index: Healthy Snacks Boost Sales

Total travel plaza and truckstop convenience purchases from McLane averaged $16,273 per week during Jan to June 2013 versus $15,772 in the first six months of 2012. More

New Ideas and Trends in Food Service Members Only Join or Login

For truckstops and travel plazas, restaurants are among the most important profit centers at the locations. Sit-down and quick-service restaurants alike attract four-wheeler traffic, professional drivers and locals. Even better, restaurant and foodservice sales are expected to reach a record high of $660.5 billion this year, the National Restaurant Association reported. That’s a 3.8 percent increase from 2012. More

Consumers Adhere to Three Meals Daily But Snack Often

By offering the right mini-meals and snacks, truckstop and travel plaza operators and industry suppliers can tap into this trend and boost sales. More

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