How Auburn University is turning its c-stores into hip destinations

The school's convenience stores are designed to be an inviting place for students to grab a meal on the run.


9 restaurant chains to watch

These up-and-comers could provide some retail inspiration. FoodService Director’s sister magazine Restaurant Business ranks the fastest growing small- to medium-size restaurant chains.

Here's how convenience stores are shedding their grungy gas station image and stepping up their visual appeal that's all about freshness, customizability and quality.

The desire for quick, quality meals is here to stay. Here are three key areas c-stores will be tackling next that noncommercial operators need to keep in mind.

Here’s how to bring a national brand to your space. While many operators are developing their own in-house brands, sometimes nothing but the big names will do.

The number of food halls in the U.S. is set to double by 2020, thanks to the combination of climbing restaurant rents and the rise in foodie culture (particularly among millennials). Here’s a peek at some food halls expected to open this year. 

Foodservice operators are finding ways to up their customization game and meet consumers where they eat.

Check out how three operations diversified their customer bases.

 Get a taste of the school's collaborative concepts.

Check out how these universities are capturing off-campus students, slicing labor in half and shrinking pre-consumer food waste.

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