QuickChek announced Wednesday it has been named Convenience Store News’ 2016 Foodservice Innovator of the Year.
The Whitehouse Station-based convenience store chain was awarded the honor for “raising the bar on quality, service and innovation” in the foodservice industry.
“QuickChek is really a class act and they richly deserve accolades for continuously improving their foodservice offer,” CSNews Editorial Director Don Longo said in a prepared statement. “Whether it’s prepared foods with its innovation around the hot snack day part; beverages with its broad assortment of cold, frozen and hot drinks; or technology with its new mobile ordering service, QuickChek leads the way.”
A donation was also made in conjunction with the award.
A 52-foot long truckload protein was given to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to help alleviate hunger by QuickChek, Convenience Store News and Tyson Food Inc. The donation is enough to for 152,000 servings.
“We are honored to be recognized as the industry’s Foodservice Innovator of the Year and thank Tyson and Convenience Store News in making this wonderful donation,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling. “Being an innovator means not only creating exciting new menu items and having freshly made in-store bakery items, but also embracing technology to continue to meet the needs of our customers. You can use an in-store touch screen or your smart phone to create a custom sandwich or drink, which we will handcraft to your order. We have self-checkout counters and continue to expand our mobile ordering to provide even greater convenience for our on-the-go customers.”
“Everything we do is to satisfy our customers,” Durling said. “Our business has evolved as our customers’ needs have evolved, which further demonstrates our commitment to ‘Total Customer Dedication.’ They have told us that quality tasty food, delivered quickly and efficiently by friendly team members, is of the utmost importance. We feel so strongly about our ability to deliver what our customers want that we stand behind a handcrafted quality guarantee for all of our fresh food and beverages.”