Convenience chains are getting high marks for their efforts to capitalize on consumers' need for immediate food and beverage consumption. "They're doing very well in terms of growing immediate consumption," said Bill Bishop, president, Willard Bishop Consulting, Barrington, Ill. Among the chains he cited for their often proprietary fast-food offerings were: Wawa, Wawa, Pa., a five-state regional chain of about 540 stores. The company has developed a popular built-to-order Hoagie program. ...

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