Convenience stores are aggressively pursuing fast-food dollars with more freshly prepared foods and pastries, refrigerated meals, and coffee bars. Foodservice specialist Diane Chiasson of Chiasson Consultants Inc. in Canada says many C-stores are building mini restaurants inside their stores that offer food at prices marginally lower than quick-service restaurants. “More and more people are stopping at C-stores to not only fill up on gas and grab a coffee, but also to bring ...

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