Date archive for June, 2013

Signed, Sealed, Delivered Burger King’s new delivery service could open doors for other brands.

by papercups - on Jun 6th 2013 - Comments Off on Signed, Sealed, Delivered Burger King’s new delivery service could open doors for other brands.

Burger King’s new delivery service could open doors for other brands.

Wrap concept BSkis in Chapel Hill successfully delivers food to campus students.
College eateries like [B]Ski’s in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, have already found delivery to be a major sales vehicle.

Burger King hopes its new delivery service will be a great profit-driver for the chain, as the company is banking on customers to put in large orders for office lunches, birthday parties, and other gatherings in the select cities where the service is offered.

But it may not be the only brand with a careful eye on the BK Delivers service. Other non-pizza quick serves might be hoping for its success to validate investing in the space, which could open new sales opportunities in urban communities.

Burger King began testing BK Delivers in late 2011 and recently expanded the option to 70 of its restaurants in San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Chicago; Oakland and San Jose, California; Miami; Brooklyn, New York; Las Vegas; and Houston.

“The demand has been overwhelming, and we hope to announce more locations soon,” says Petru Pusta with retail innovation for Burger King, in an e-mail to QSR.

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National Frozen Yogurt Day 2013 on CNN’s Eatocracy

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June 4th, 2013printmycup.com CUSTOM PRINTED AND PERSONALIZED YOGURT AND ICE CREAM CONTAINERS
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While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Dairy good! June 4 is National Frozen Yogurt Day.

Some blasts from the past are suddenly quite au courant. For example: bingo night, parachute pants and handlebar mustaches are currently all the rage. Another product that’s making a comeback? Frozen yogurt.

In the early 1980s and ’90s, frozen yogurt stores were on almost every street corner in the U.S. After a brief market slump in the late ’90s and early 2000s, the industry is back on the rise, fueled in part by the recession. Frozen yogurt offers consumers choice at varying price points; perfect for those who want to treat themselves without blowing a hole in their wallets.  In addition, firms such as PrintMyCup.com offer fun and creative designs available on paper cups to assist you in building a brand and social media awareness for your coffee shop, yogurt shop, or ice cream shop.

The multi-million dollar industry has another thing going for it – head to head, frozen yogurt is less fattening than ice cream. That’s because in order to be classified as ice cream, the product needs to contain a certain amount of fat. Producers often add cream to achieve the necessary fat content. Frozen yogurt, on the other hand, isn’t federally regulated, and since yogurt naturally contains less fat than cream, the resulting product is as creamy as ice cream but with much less fat.

Before you go buckwild at your local frozen yogurt store, consider this: while the actual treat might be less in fat, it’s very easy to erase the difference with toppings. That’s not to say that toppings are off the menu, but if healthfulness is the goal, consider cutting back on the brownie bites and hot fudge sauce.

You could also make your own frozen yogurt in an ice cream maker or blender, thus controlling the mix-ins and nutritional content.

While no one really knows how long the froyo craze will last, our bet is that kids will be lining up at their local yogurt shop long after the last hipsters are yelling “Bingo!”

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