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Joe Carbonara

Next-Level Leadership

Given that it's December, it's only natural to want to look ahead to the coming year (or even years) to get an idea of what our businesses might look like in the future. Only, that can be a fool's errand.


Juan Martinez

Redefining Service in an Evolving Industry

What is service? How is service evolving? Where is service going? These are important questions that foodservice operators across all industry segments need to ask to thrive in today’s market.


Jerry Stiegler

The Impact of Consumer Preferences on Foodservice Operations, Concepts to Change Formats and Prototypes

Mintel looks at four key trends that will shape the U.S. foodservice market in 2018. Foodservice operators hired heavily in November. Foodservice traffic finally picks up. Dave & Buster’s will downsize its restaurants. Papa Murphy’s tests delivery. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Ohana Buys Roy’s from Bloomin’ Brands

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has agreed to sell all of its interests in its Roy's concept, including 20 company-owned restaurants, to United Ohana, LLC, a new company formed by Sunil Dharod.

The transaction is expected to close in the next 30-60 days.

Dharod, president and chief executive officer of Apple Texas and Apple Houston, is the owner and operator of 69 Applebee's restaurants in Texas.

Roy's joined the Bloomin' Brands portfolio in 2000 and was founded in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1988 by Chef Roy Yamaguchi. The restaurant is known for its Pacific Rim Cuisine. There are 21 Roy's locations in the continental United States, 6 in Hawaii, 1 in Japan and 1 in Guam.

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