Segment Spotlight

This section goes in depth on a selected foodservice and equipment supplies market segment. From commercial to institutional, from food trucks to correctional facilities, FE&S covers it all.

Borgata Buffet in Atlantic City, N.J.

Juice Bars

Thanks to consumers' interest in healthier and portable foods that can be eaten on the go, the juice-bar segment of the foodservice industry continues to prosper.

K-12 School Foodservice Revised

Just like their parents, children in the U.S. have expanded their food repertoire.

Segment Spotlight, December 2009; Sports Bars Score Big

Upscale menus, high end d├ęcor and a focus on quality and service have become common sports bar attributes.

Segment Spotlight, October 2009; The Evolution of Italian

By streamlining operations and incorporating efficient equipment, the Italian restaurant segment has held up in hard times.

Segment Spotlight, September 2009; Vino as a Value Proposition

Although wine bars typically attract an upscale demographic, these operations are being positioned as a less costly option for consumers.

Concept Closeup: Sugar Toad at the Hotel Arista

As the first hotel in Illinois to achieve LEED Certification status, the Hotel Arista in Naperville uses 30 percent less water and 21 percent less energy than hotels of comparable size by adhering to the USGBC's standards.

Segment Spotlight, July 2009; Chicken Takes Wing

Grilled offerings, boneless wings and energy-efficient equipment have revitalized the chicken segment, which continues to perform in a tough economy.

Segment Spotlight, June 2009; Frozen Yogurt, Take Two

With tangy flavors and an emphasis on healthy living, the frozen yogurt segment has reemerged as a category to watch.

Davio's at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass.

Operational organization is essential at this Northern Italian steakhouse, which features an entertaining display kitchen that is supported by back-of-the-house production and bakery facilities. An open, full-service, elliptical-shaped bar also contributes to the elegant, upscale ambience.

Hospital Food Goes High End

Upscale offerings, grab 'n go meals and catering are becoming more prevalent, propelling retail hospital food to the next level. There's no doubt that retail foodservice programs in hospitals cater to a captive audience.