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

Executive Editor, CSD

The Basics

How Do You Determine the Best Foodservice Program for Your C-Store?

Should My C-Store Add Bean-to-Cup Coffee Dispensers?

What Do Delivery Services Really Deliver?

What Is the Right Amount of Spoilage in a C-Store’s Foodservice Program?

Bean-to-cup coffee dispensers can reduce waste and offer a fresh cup of coffee on demand, but is the new equipment right for your store?

How do delivery services fit, or not, in a convenience store distribution strategy?

Spoilage is a necessary part of any successful food program.

When embarking on a food program consider your area, core customer and resources to help you make the best decision for your chain.

Foodservice Resources

C-Stores Need to Carry the Pandemic’s Packaging Lessons Forward

Is a Drive-Through Right for Your C-Store?

The 2022 Foodservice Report

Convenience stores that commit to a foodservice-focused shift in 2022 and cement themselves as food and beverage destinations will be ready for whatever this year brings.

Customers are using drive-throughs more frequently, but to implement one successfully, c-stores must be able to deliver speed of service at the window.

When it comes to packaging, c-stores should prioritize functionality, appearance and portability.

Foodservice Segments

Sandwich Offerings Get Creative

C-Stores Drive Food Sales With Pizza, Chicken and Roller Grill

How to Execute a C-Store Bakery Program

Growing Hispanic Food Sales

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