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mayonnaise, sour cream, relish, and even
cheese, onions and tomatoes.
For instance, refrigerated units with digital controllers can significantly improve the
temperature consistency throughout the
entire cold zone. This not only improves
quality and food safety, but also minimizes
product waste.
Traditional refrigerated units with
removable lids can be bothersome to use,
requiring the food item to be put down on
the counter in order to remove the lid of the
condiment. Fortunately, some newer refrigerated unit designs now offer a convenient
hinged lid that can be easily flipped up and
down for easy access to cold garnishes,
toppings and condiments.
When countertop space is an issue,
refrigerated units can even be as narrow
as 15 inches wide while still holding up to
six different condiments in a pan. Wider
units that eliminate front-to-back scooping of condiments can help to eliminate
any potential cross-contamination issues.
Customization of the units can involve
different pan configurations, as well as making circular cut outs for pumps to dispense
toppings such as ketchup and mustard.

The Coffee Creamer Edge
Given that coffee service is one of the primary draws for convenience stores, some
C-store operators are looking for any edge
to improve to further compete with the
big coffee chains. This includes offering a
variety of fresh creamer flavors instead of
serving packets of fresh creamer kept in
messy "ice baths."
The difficulty with ice-filled wells is it is
nearly impossible to maintain a set temperature as the ice melts. Individual packets of
creamer also make a mess and are a hassle
for the customer to open, pour and throw
away. More costly refrigerated mechanical dispensers filled with large bags of
creamer usually limit customer options to
two flavors due to the amount of counter
space required.
Today, compact refrigerated countertop units can hold up to eight quart-sized
coffee creamers.
To prevent freezing and allow easy
pouring, more advanced units - like the
Coffee Creamer Chill All from Creative
Serving - utilize riser systems that prevent
freezing no matter the type of liquid or shape
of the container bottom (flat or concave).

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More sophisticated systems also incorporate an on/off switch to ease use and
facilitate periodic defrosting for maintenance. By contrast, many models require
an operator to go behind the cabinet and
unplug it in order to defrost.
McGrath adds that the most convenient
refrigerated units for customers also typically include a caddy on top that dispenses
other items needed for a great cup of coffee,
such as sugar, straws and hot cup wrappers.

A Boost to the Bottom Line
With so much at stake, convenience
store managers and operators have many
options to consider, to be sure.
However, by offering more upscale hot
food service, along with refrigerated toppings and coffee creamers, C-store owners can also look forward to something
else: additional sales once customers
come in the door, multiplied by ongoing
repeat business.  ●
For more info, call (908) 688-0800, fax
(908) 688-0718, visit creativeserving.com or
write to Creative Serving at 5 Stahuber Ave,
Union, NJ 07083.

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Chair’s Perspective
How Gas Stations and Convenience Stores Should Prepare in Advance of an Eminent Domain Taking
C-Stores See Competitive Edge in Higher-Quality Hot and Cold Food Offerings
Five Market Domination Strategies to Deploy for Even More Profits
The Florida Lottery: Building Brighter Futures
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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Petrogram - Fall 2018 - Chair’s Perspective
Petrogram - Fall 2018 - How Gas Stations and Convenience Stores Should Prepare in Advance of an Eminent Domain Taking
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Petrogram - Fall 2018 - C-Stores See Competitive Edge in Higher-Quality Hot and Cold Food Offerings
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Petrogram - Fall 2018 - Five Market Domination Strategies to Deploy for Even More Profits
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Petrogram - Fall 2018 - The Florida Lottery: Building Brighter Futures
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