Training Center Playbook

Welcome to the Foodservice page of CStore Decisions’ CStore Playbook, a new online reference series for convenience store retailers. Whether you have questions on food safety considerations, mastering proprietary or branded foodservice programs, managing food waste or executing foodservice in a small footprint, the resources below can help position your food program for success. Created by CStore Decisions’ editorial team, this playbook features answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well as in-depth articles, podcasts and videos about mastering foodservice in a convenience store environment.

Erin Del Conte

Editor-in-Chief, CSD

The Basics

How Do I Make My Foodservice Stand Out?

Should I Introduce LTOs to My Foodservice Program?

How Can C-Stores Improve Their Coffee Programs?

Online Food Ordering Offers Convenience

C-store retailers should utilize signage, a website menu and signature items, among other tactics, to draw customers to their foodservice options.

Limited-time offers should be an integral part of a c-store's marketing strategy if it has a foodservice program.

The priority in any coffee program should be the easy and timely availability of fresh hot coffee.

Advance ordering, delivery and subscription services are making shopping at convenience stores more attractive than ever.

Foodservice Resources

Food Packaging Considerations

Focusing on Food Safety

The 2023 Foodservice Report

With foodservice innovation in demand and inflation surging c-stores must balance competing priorities as they look to grow their food programs in the year ahead.

As the demand for on-the-go foodservice grows, retailers are seeking packaging that offers flexibility, is easy to use, prevents product tampering and is eco-friendly.

Food safety best practices remain a key component of growing a successful food program.

Foodservice Segments

Fresh Is Key for Sandwiches

Authentic Hispanic Food Is in Demand

Quality, Freshness & Indulgence Driving Bakery Programs

C-Stores Elevate Chicken, Pizza, Roller Grill Menus

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