Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Wendy’s Announces Leadership Transition

Emil Brolick will retire from his post as president and chief executive officer for The Wendy's Company in May 2016. Todd Penegor, the quick-service restaurant chain’s current chief financial officer, is expected to succeed Brolick, according to a company release.

In addition, Wendy’s is conducting a search for a new CFO.

Brolick has served in his role since September 2011, and previously spent 1988 to 2000 with the company in various leadership roles.

Penegor joined Wendy’s in June 2013 and has served as executive vice president and has served in his current role since December 2014. His background includes working with Ford Motor Company and Kellogg.


Singer Names New President for its M Tucker Division

Former SYSCO executive Bonaccorso assumes a leadership role for the N.J.-based company.

A.J. Antunes & Co. Expands Rep Network

A.J. Antunes & Co. has added PB&J Commercial Agents and Specialized Marketing to its network of manufacturers’ reps. PB&J will represent the Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer in Illinois and Specialized Marketing will handle A.J. Antunes’ business in Wisconsin.

Bartlett, Ill.-based PB&J Commercial Agents is led by PJ Lamb, a second-generation manufacturer’s representative, and Carl Boutilier. Located in Waukesha, Wisc., Specialized Marketing serves all of Wisconsin and has been a trusted partner for nationally recognized quick service restaurants and convenience stores.


Doren and Masingill Join The Sam Tell Companies

TrustHouse Purchases Cura Hospitality

Brinker Joins Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

Restaurant operators report softer sales and traffic levels. 

Jamba Prepares for Leadership Transition


While the cupcake trend has come and gone, donuts continue to rage on as the baked good of choice.

Eloma Updates Its Structure

G.E.T. Combines with Culinaire

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