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jCarbonara
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.

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jMartinez
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. 

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jStiegler
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.

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New Mountain Capital Acquires Diversified Foodservice Supply

KRG Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has sold Diversified Foodservice Supply, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations parts, supplies, and equipment to the U.S. foodservice industry, to New Mountain Capital, an investment firm that currently manages more than $15 billion in assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DFSI currently operates through multiple brands including AllPoints Foodservice Parts & Supplies, Tundra Restaurant Supply, Franklin Machine Products, Mill Hardware, and Restaurant Parts & More.

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