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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.


Rock & Brews Ready to Roll with Reynolds

Restaurant industry veteran charged with expanding the emerging chain's presence.

Rock & Brews introduced Mike Reynolds as CEO for the restaurant and entertainment concept co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS.

A 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Reynolds most recently served as chief development officer for Robeks Corporation. His background also includes serving as co-founder and senior vice president/general manager for Big City Bagels, Inc.; business development director for Arby's; and, as director of brand development for Grand Met Burger King/Häagen-Dazs.

"Rock & Brews is taking off, and Mike Reynolds has the unique combination of talent and experience that will help us further expand the brand," said Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. "Our World Tour has begun and Mike will carefully select multi-unit franchise partners to take on large territories as we grow."

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