• 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.


A.J. Antunes & Co. Updates Sales Team

Carol Stream, Ill. foodservice equipment manufacturer promotes Schmidt and welcomes Bullock.

A.J. Antunes & Co. has promoted Daniel Schmidt to the newly created position of director of key accounts and hired Sarah Bullock to serve as regional sales manager.

Schmidt joined A.J. Antunes & Co. in 2010 as an international sales manager, where he was responsible for foodservice equipment and water treatment systems in the Middle East and India and air and gas pressure switches in Europe. He most recently served as the business development manager for the company's VIZION products. managing and growing the company's division of water treatment systems. In his new role Schmidt will direct all of the company's sales managers and sales activities for its ROUNDUP and VIZION product lines.

Bullock's background includes working with such companies as the Ritz-Carlton, Vail Resorts, and Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton. In her new role, Bullock becomes responsible for A.J. Antunes' Midwest region.

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