• 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.


Middleby to Manufacture and Market Thurne Slicer Line

The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of Marel's high speed slicing business unit, based in Norwich, United Kingdom. The slicing business has annual revenues of approximately $15 million, according to a Middleby release.

Middleby will rebrand these products under the original trademark Thurne, and will continue to manufacture the broad line of high speed slicers and integrated slicing systems. Thurne slicing technology includes automated bacon, deli-meat and cheese slicing equipment.

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