CSP Daily News:

Many 7-Eleven franchisees in the Chicago area got their first look at the Dallas-based company’s new hot-foods offer this week, just as it begins to roll out in the market.

With the first local stores set to introduce the new products in early June, the 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association of Chicagoland (FOAC) Trade Show, held yesterday Villa Park, Ill., highlighted the foodservice offer of chicken wings, chicken tenders and pizza with a full aisle of the trade-show floor dedicated to the program.

“I’m looking forward to it [coming to my market],” Linda Russ, a one-store franchisee who came in from Royal Oak, Mich., to attend the trade show, told CSP Daily News. “People go to a fast-food restaurant and they have all this variety. We don’t have that, in my opinion. [I welcome] the opportunity to have wings, chicken and pizza, along with the Taquitos and fresh sandwiches we have now.”