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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

Foodservice and the Economy Gain Steam and Two Operators Introduce New Concepts

The foodservice industry posted a modest gain in November, according to the National Restaurant Association. Consumer eating habits continue to evolve, according to the NPD Group. Cameron Mitchell and the Madera Group introduce new concepts, while the Cheesecake Factory expands its Asian concept. Is the economy gaining momentum? One key metric says yes. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


800 Degrees Pizza Gets New Investors and Executives

Former Outback Steakhouse executive Overholt assumes CEO role for fast-casual pizza concept. 

Venture capital fund Murfey Ventures has made an investment in 800 Degrees Pizza, a California-based fast-casual restaurant concept with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and such international markets as Dubai and Tokyo. In addition to securing new investors, 800 Degrees Pizza announced several changes to its senior management team.

Steve Overholt will serve as chief executive officer and Scott Berkowitz will serve as chief development officer.

As a result of these changes, 800 Degrees plans to grow through area-development agreements, international licensing, and corporate development.

Overholt's restaurant industry background includes working with Paradise Restaurant Group and Outback Steakhouse. Berkowitz's background is in real estate and hotels franchising.

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