Foodservice Issues

Spotlights the challenges and opportunities that impact the application of foodservice equipment and supplies in the real world including green and energy efficiency concerns, foodservice equipment concerns, the impact of technology on foodservice, and the state of the foodservice economy.

Rainwater Collection & Irrigation for Foodservice

While the concept isn't new, rainwater collection continues to gain acceptance among foodservice operators.

Using Light to Build Foodservice Brands and Drive Traffic

Light. It's all around us, regardless of whether it is manmade or natural. It's the way we see. It's how we live.

Foodservice Operators Learn to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

Entering 2011 the foodservice industry seemed poised for a better operating environment than in recent years. Consumer confidence seemed to be slowly inching up and, generally speaking, the national employment situation was gradually improving. But instead of seeing a steady improvement in the business climate, things have been uneven, at best, throughout the foodservice industry.

2011 Forecast Update

FE&S explores the impact of rising food and gas prices among other challenges facing the foodservice industry as it tries to emerge from economic doldrums.

Remote Restaurant Management Systems

New solutions allow proprietors to remotely manage their restaurant from a special tablet computer.

Tablet Time

This seems to be the year of the touch-screen ordering tablet for the foodservice industry.

A Closer Look at Emerging Foodservice Equipment Trends and Technologies

Foodservice technologies provide a glimpse of what's important to the industry today and a look at the focal points of tomorrow.

Extended Equipment Warranties: Nothing in Life is Free

On the surface, extended warranties for new pieces of foodservice equipment may seem like a low-cost way to help drive sales. But it is important to understand the hidden costs and how it impacts all members of the supply chain, including foodservice operators and service agents.

Our New Look

Welcome to the May issue of FE&S. I am especially pleased to present this issue for a couple of reasons. Number one, it is the big reveal for our FE&S redesign project.

More Than a Numbers Game

We at FE&S have the privilege of being the custodians of some of the foodservice equipment and supplies industry's most time-honored awards. Awards such as Dealer of the Year, Hall of Fame, Top Achiever, DSR of the Year, Facility Design Project of the Year and even Best in Class allow us to rightly recognize some of the foodservice industry's best and brightest performers.

Cultivating a Green Culture

Going "green" is no easy task. But cultivating a "green" culture, meaning working to get an operation's entire staff, management team, vendors and associates in line with sustainability initiatives in order to create a more viable business over time — well, that's an even more challenging task.