PHOENIX, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading food manufacturer, Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK), will introduce a new crunchy cheese snack to its successful T.G.I. Friday's® line at this week's National Association of Convenience Stores Show (NACS), Oct. 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga.
The new T.G.I. Friday's Jalapeno Cheddar Crunchy Cheddar Bites feature the zesty combination of cheddar cheese and jalapeno pepper with an ultra-crunchy extruded corn chip appeal. The snacks will begin shipping to retailers next month in 1.5 oz., 3.5 oz. and 5.5 oz. sizes, with a suggested retail price between $.99 and $1.99.
"The T.G.I. Friday's line has been incredibly well received since day one," said Steve Sklar, senior vice president of marketing for Inventure Foods, Inc. "Everyone loves the Friday's® menu, particularly their legendary appetizers. We've been able to consistently find new and innovative flavors that allow us to recreate that menu in convenience store aisles. The Crunchy Cheddar Bites are another good example of a snack innovation that will continue to build on the success of T.G.I. Friday's restaurants."
Inventure Foods originally introduced its licensed line of T.G.I. Friday's® ready-to-eat snacks in 2000. In the decade since, the line has expanded from the original Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins to include Quesadilla, Buffalo Sticks, Mozzarella Sticks and Pizza Chip snacks.
Based on IRI sales data, T.G.I. Friday's® Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins is among the top three best-selling snack food items in the convenience store channel.
The NACS Show is the largest trade show of its kind for the convenience store category. The Show takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.nacsonline.com.
About Inventure Foods, Inc.
With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana and Washington, Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon Natural Foods™, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's®, BURGER KING™, Jamba™, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure Foods visit www.inventurefoods.com.
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