Piusi: Register For September 19th Web-based Training

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Piusi’s upcoming webinar will be dealing with the transfer, upgrades, installation, configuration and trouble shooting of the Piusi MC Box 1.5. Their next webinar is September 19th at 10:00 AM EST. There is still time to register if you are interested. If you wish to participate, please email marketing.usa@piusi.com to get set up.


The experts at Piusi put together monthly webinar training on different products or services to help you become more familiar with the Piusi brand. Keep an eye out each month to see if they’re discussing something you would like to learn more about.


And don’t forget that you can find Piusi products on the John W. Kennedy Company web store and if you can’t find what you are looking for, please give us a call at 1.800.238.1225!  No matter what Piusi product you are looking for, if we don’t have it listed in our web store or on our shelves and Piusi has it in stock, they can ship it the same day directly to you for any order we receive by 1PM EST.  And if we have it on our shelves, we can ship it the same day if we receive your order by 3PM EST!

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Is Your Gas Station Taking Advantage of the Quick Bite Rush?

Recent studies reveal that consumers are purchasing more food from gas station c-stores than they did 4 years ago, driving additional revenue for gas station owners.

Americans love a quick bite. Pizzas, wraps, fries and hot dogs have become major parts of the American diet. And while quick service restaurants have traditionally been the go-to spots for most Americans for their fetch-and-munch adventures, gas station c-stores seem to be catching up in popularity with their more established food serving counterparts.

The Quick Bite Rush at Gas Station Convenience Stores—In Numbers!

According to one study, American consumers spent more than $54.3 billion on c-store food service in 2018. Compared to 2014, that’s almost a twenty-eight percent increase, which is quite significant for an industry that primarily sells fuel and fuel products.

People aged between 18 and 44 years are the largest demographic group driving this trend. They purchase food at convenience stores more frequently than people from other age groups. To elaborate, twenty percent of those aged between 18 and 29 purchase food from c-stores 3–4 times per month, while twenty-five percent of those aged between 30 and 44 purchase food at convenience stores 5 or more times per month.

So what’s causing this quick bite rush at gas station convenience stores?

The Quick Bite Rush—Explained!

Data shows that the main reason consumers are choosing convenience stores over quick service restaurants is convenience. Gas station convenience stores serve as an all-in-one stop for fuel customers, allowing them to shop for both fuel and food under one roof.

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The quick bite rush can also be explained by the varied food menu offered by gas station convenience stores.

Unlike fast food restaurants, gas station convenience stores serve more than one type of cuisine to customers. This allows the customers to enjoy a more varied menu and order whatever they might want to eat.

What do American consumers usually order at gas station convenience stores?

Most Popular Food Items at Gas Station Convenience Stores

According to a study from GasBuddy, following food items generate most sales at gas station convenience stores:

  • Wraps or sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Fresh salad
  • Fried chicken
  • Burger and fries

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So, is your gas station taking advantage of the quick bite rush?

The John W. Kennedy Company is your trusted gas station equipment and essentials supplying company. We’ve been serving the U.S gas stations and convenience stores since 1930. Visit our online store to learn more about our products and services.

How to Replace a Damaged Breakaway Valve

Proven lifesavers for gas station owners, breakaway valves are devices used to protect fuel system lines and dispensers from damage due to excessive separation loads (for example, in the case of fueling drive-away incidents). They do that by disconnecting at a predetermined pull-strain load, which for most systems range between 25% and 50% of the hanging hardware’s normal strength, and instantly sealing both ends of the break. Continue reading