Roller Grill Helps Make Foodservice Stronger at C-Stores | C-Store News

[Posted to by CSD Staff]

Turning a Profit at the Roller Grill.

One of the most maligned pieces of equipment in all of foodservice—the roller grill—remains the backbone of many c-store foodservice programs, offering an inexpensive, labor-friendly way for   operators to expand their fresh-food offering at a time when other nonfoodservice categories are declining.
Roller grill sales are estimated to account for roughly 10-15% of convenience foodservice sales which totaled $11.5 billion overall in 2011, according to a report released in February by Chicago-based Technomic Inc. The report also offered a favorable outlook for the category, estimating that sales of roller grill items would grow by 2.5-4% over the next three years.