Empanadas at 7-Eleven.

With the introduction of its Breakfast Empanada Bites, 7-Eleven, Inc. builds on the success of its first Latin-inspired hot foods snack introduced last year, Mini Tacos.

7-Eleven’s breakfast snack fits with several current food trends – the growth of breakfast and snacking occasions, and the continuing popularity of all foods Latin. Add to that portion control, portability, high-protein content and value pricing.

“Breakfast and snacking are both growth areas in the food industry and strong day parts for 7-Eleven,” said Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven vice president of fresh food innovation. “Mornings are our busiest time of day, and 7-Eleven is a destination for snacks and drinks all day long. The Empanadas Bites meet a need for a hot, savory, high-protein breakfast and a snack option. And, at a dollar for three, customers can get big flavor on a budget.”

“One of today’s biggest food trends is something I call ‘flavor adventure,'” Buckley said, “and the Breakfast Empanada Bites add a little zing to the morning meal. With a cup of 7-Eleven Brazilian Dark Roast coffee, they’re sure to wake up you and your taste buds.”

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