By: Chad Dewberry | Product Director

The convenience store industry is well known for its innovation. Over the past 12 months our industry was forced to innovate and adapt at a rapid rate in response to consumer needs. The roller grill became a focus for many retailers wondering if consumers would still grab their favorite snack. We saw many different responses across the country to this question. My favorite response–suggesting to move the roller grill items from the roller grill to the warmer. McLane customers found not only will legacy roller grill connoisseurs grab their favorite Johnsonville Brat or Ruiz Tornado from the warmer; non-traditional convenience store customers began purchasing roller grill items merchandised in the warmer. McLane Kitchen partnered with Food Concepts, INC. to develop an online web store for food service equipment. Don’t miss your chance to retain legacy food consumers and entice new consumers to try your breakfast, lunch and dinner fair. To shop the new McLane Kitchen Equipment Program, visit and complete the simple registration process.