Hungry shoppers making a stop at the convenience store might think this company is the cat's meow. Hot Stuff Foods franchises self-serve food kiosks at more than 1,600 convenience stores and other high-traffic locations. The company, one of the largest quick-serve restaurants in the c-store industry, offers its customers a variety of ready-to-eat meals. Its flagship Hot Stuff Food concept offers hot, personal-sized pizzas, sandwiches, and breakfast items, along with appetizers, sides, and dessert items. The company's other concepts include Lettieri's Food To Go and SmashHits Deli. Founded as Orion Food Systems in 1984, the management-owned company is backed by Allied Capital.