• Maximizing the Minimum

  • A New Menu and Updated Decor Attract Customers to The Palms Cafe

  • An Early Day Part Focus

  • Staying Relevant

Blog Network

Joe Carbonara

Hello and Goodbye

In this issue of FE&S you will find a couple of key content updates.


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

Another Year of Modest Growth for Restaurants, Pizza Hut Explores Self-Driving Vehicles, Red Robin Explores Eliminating Bus Boys, and More

 Restaurant sales increased in December, while menu prices continue to exceed the rise in grocery store prices. Tim Hortons' battles with some of their franchisees. Pizza Hut joins with Toyota to develop delivery vehicles. Red Robin will eliminate the bus boy position in its restaurants. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Golden Corral Promotes Trenary to CEO

Longtime executive replaces the retiring Fowler for the buffet chain.

Golden Corral promoted Lance Trenary to president and chief executive officer from chief operating officer. He takes over for the retiring Ted Fowler, who was with Golden Corral since 1989.

Trenary started in his family's restaurant business washing dishes at an early age and moved up the ranks at Golden Corral the last 29 years. He becomes Golden Corral's third CEO since James Maynard founded the company in 1973.

In his new role, Trenary will continue to review the chain's menu and restaurant design as well as explore franchising outside the U.S. "It's an exciting time to take the reins as we look to expand internationally," Trenary said. "We're confident our buffet concept will become a big international hit."

Golden Corral has 501 locations, including 400 franchisee-owned restaurants, in 41 states.

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