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Joe Carbonara

Double Dose of Disruption

Business leaders often look over their shoulders trying to find the next disruptive player or event that will shake up their organizations. Well, in a matter of weeks spanning August to the beginning of September, the foodservice industry got a double dose of disruption.


Juan Martinez

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 


Jerry Stiegler

Retail Sales Up, Panda Restaurant Group Invests in Urbane Cafe, Pizza Hut Develops New Oven-Hot Delivery System, and More

Total retail sales rose in September, as did restaurant sales, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Pizza Hut has developed an improved pouch for delivery orders. Urbane Cafe has received a strategic investment from the founders of the Panda Restaurant Group. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.



Electro Freeze Promotes Klingler

Tom Hotard will take control of domestic sales.

As part of a company initiative to grow sales abroad, Electro Freeze promoted Penny Klingler to the newly created position of senior vice president of international sales. Klingler will direct the company's sales, service and support in all countries and regions outside the continental U.S. as well as all U.S.-based chain export business.

Most recently V.P. of Sales, Klingler has been a part of H.C. Duke and Son, which owns Electro Freeze and is an Ali Group Company, for almost 25 years with a background in manufacturing, product development, training, service and sales.

Tom Hotard, president of Electro Freeze, will take control of domestic sales and service operations during the transition phase of this global growth initiative.

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