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Convenience Store & Retail

Destination Foodservice

At Martin Bros., the goal is to bring you Foodservice with a Difference. We pride ourselves on the legendary customer service we provide our customers. Let us help you become a successful foodservice destination. Foodservice is now the #1 profit category inside a convenience store. Selling fuel brings operators a ready clientele. Why not let Martin Bros. help you capitalize on that opportunity?

We know that store operators have close ties to their communities and our specialists can help turn that into success. We offer four c-store specialists, www.MartinsMart.com (an online ordering tool with product and industry information), a Culinary Team, on-site training, strong profitable branded concepts and marketing professionals, and that is just the beginning. At Martin Bros., we go above and beyond for our customers by offering specific solutions for your needs.

Convenience Store Team

Meet Your Martin Bros. Convenience Store Team

Serving you with experience, knowledge and care.

We bring you the experience and expertise you need for success. Our Convenience Store & Retail Team works with you to get the highest profit margins by choosing the best products and creating the best programs for success.

  • Craig DeHoet
    Convenience Store Consultant
  • Bonnie Davis
    Convenience Store Consultant
  • Ken Stoner
    Project Manager
  • Denise Funk
    Convenience Store Consultant
  • Don Wallace
    Convenience Store Consultant

What is C-Store Foodservice?

  • Hot Beverages
  • Roller Grill
  • Fountain Drinks
  • Fresh Programs
  • Hot Case
  • Cold Case
  • Ice Cream

Why Martin Bros?

  • Dedicated foodservice-only distributor
  • Commitment to convenience store segment with experienced consultants and on-going training
  • Complete Janitorial/Sanitation Solutions
  • Large and Small Foodservice Equipment
  • Branded programs
  • Marketing
  • Proven track record

Exclusive, Branded Foodservice Programs

Foodservice far surpassed all other in-store categories in sales growth last year, according to Convenience Store News' 2008 Foodservice Study. And, for the first time, foodservice eclipsed cigarettes in gross margin dollars, generating $9.9 billion in profits on just under $20 billion in sales last year. Are you getting your pieces of this pie? Martin Bros. knows that overall convenience and product selection are two things that continually draw consumers inside convenience stores. It is about making your store a "destination." We offer numerous lines of economy priced products, exclusive branded foodservice programs and personalization.

Chester's Chicken

Northern Lights Pizza Dash

Based off their successful traditional pizza programs with nine locations in Iowa and Missouri, Northern Lights Pizza Dash offers the quality pizza and food products that customers crave. Making their pizza crusts in the traditional way, stretching and slapping the dough into shape, provides a superior product that can only be found in the best pizzerias. With no royalty fees, affordable start-ups, and exceptional marketing support, this program is sure to be a winner.

Offering quality pizza, unique pasta, and widely known for their "TastyCrust", Northern Lights Pizza has developed a program based upon the changing needs of the convenience store and travel plaza food service industry.

Charlie Biggs' chicken

Charley Biggs'

Charley Biggs' Chicken 'N Sauce™ is the hottest fresh chicken concept to sweep the country in years! Charley Biggs' recipe for success is simple: start with superior breadings and seasonings, add a touch of mouthwatering sauces and mix with the attitude and image of Charley Biggs. With dipping sauces in unique flavors including Apple, Bourbon and Hot Pepper, you end up with chicken so good and tempting, you'll understand why Charley says... "It's all good."

  • On-trend rotisserie program including 6 flavored rubs
  • Easy to use operation standards and guidelines
  • No franchise fees, royalties or unreasonable menu restrictions
  • Flexibility to include menu items and flavor profiles catered towards your customers
  • In-store professionals that help guide you on each facet of your program, including: store layout, food preparation and presentation, employee training, equipment maintenance and marketing strategies
  • Marketing tools and solutions to help you drive sales, including: billboard concepts, radio spots, off-highway signs, direct mail programs and much more
Godfather's Pizza

Godfather's Pizza

Founded over 35 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska, Godfather's Pizza is still providing the same great-tasting pizza using 100% mozzarella cheese and only the freshest ingredients. Today, this successful program is available to convenience and retail locations. Martin Bros. is privileged to have been a supplier to Godfather's for over 12 years.

  • Pizza, breadsticks, sandwiches, chicken wings, desserts
  • Low fees
  • Great gross margins
  • Operation ease
  • Space flexibility
  • Expert support, including new products, exciting promotions, and initial and ongoing training programs
  • Popularity of brand and longevity of operation
Burrito Factory

Burrito Factory

Martin Bros. exclusive, branded Burrito Factory concept capitalizes on the continuous, growing trend towards ethnic food. Add signature sauce recipes created by our own Corporate Chefs, and you are sure to profit from offering a unique flavor, fresh ingredients and unmatched convenience.

  • Low labor requirements
  • No franchise fees
  • Low startup costs
  • Program and products unique to Martin Bros.customers
  • Minimal space, inventory and equipment needs
  • Initial and ongoing training
  • Complete set up and opening assistance
  • Custom graphics and marketing packages
  • Custom equipment and small wares packages
Austin Blues BBQ

Austin Blues BBQ

BBQ has been on-trend in the Midwest since its inception many years ago in Kansas City. Now, with the exciting Austin Blues BBQ program through Hormel Foods and distributed by Martin Bros., it’s easy and cost effective to execute.

  • No special equipment necessary
  • Naturally smoked for up to 16 hours using real hardwood and not artificial smoke
  • Fully cooked, just heat and serve
  • Professional imaging and signage
  • No franchise fees
  • Flexible space requirements
  • Opening day help, training and retraining
Chestnut Creek Roasters coffee

Chestnut Creek Roasters Coffee

For many travelers, enjoying a good cup of coffee is an important part of their day. Martin Bros. has partnered with Victor Allen to create a special coffee program, Chestnut Creek Roasters, to fill your customers’ cups. From bean selection to roasting techniques and merchandising, the attention to detail that goes into each pound of this coffee ensures the highest level of quality. Chestnut Creek Roasters will set your destination apart with its unique name and great taste.

Please ask a Martin Bros. sales representative for more information about Chestnut Creek Roasters and the wide selection of additional branded programs available through Martin Bros.

Chester's Chicken

Chester's Chicken

By serving the best food on the road, you can watch your profits soar by offering Chester’s to your customers. Who has the best tasting, freshest fried chicken in the business? Chester’s of course! Chester’s is a leader of quick service restaurant (QSR) concepts in the c-store industry. With more than 2,000 locations and millions of satisfied and loyal customers, we offer our retailers the best training programs, turnkey development assistance, ongoing operations support, brand recognition and flexibility in menu options. Chester’s can help you reach your foodservice potential, and you can seize the opportunity to offer the best fried chicken in your stores.

Martin Bros. has been a distributor of Chester’s products for over ten years. We partner this great brand with moist Gold’n Plump Chicken, bone in and tenders for a winning product to take your location down the road to success.

Marketing

For qualifying customers, Martin Bros. in-house marketing department can create an imaging program that is unique to your retail location. Menu boards, posters, pump toppers, take-out menus, logos and more. Our convenience store consultants can help you design a menu around products that fit your location’s needs and customer base. Call us for information.

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Equipment and Supplies Solutions

Martin Bros. offers a full line of the highest quality large and small equipment, supplies and planning services.

  • Full-line distributor for over 10,000 equipment and small wares items
  • In-stock inventory items for immediate shipment on our trucks
  • Weekly ordering
  • Equipment consulting services
  • New construction layout and design services
  • Ware washing and laundry service, programs and equipment
  • Janitortial and cleaning systems, products, service and equipment
  • Monthly sales flyer specials
  • Mechanical drawings/blue print services
  • Custom opening small wares packages
  • AutoQuotes system provides up-to-date specs and photos with our quotes
  • Delivery and installation services
  • Contract services

Service Solutions

As a full-line foodservice distributor, our commitment to your success does not end with food products. Martin Bros. brings our customers a large selection of cleaning, beverage and equipment supplies and programs, and we also provide maintenance service on our leased equipment. Martin Bros. has eight Outside Service Representatives that work throughout our delivery area, as well as eight Janitorial/Sanitation Service Representatives.


Dish! Magazine

Dish! Magazine

Dish! is a magazine where all of our customers can find trends, tips, products, ideas, savings, tools and much more. Look for both general foodservice topics and content specific to your segment. For c-stores, we've got information on the latest convenience and retail trends and much more.