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.

JH Carr Names New General Manager

Furniture industry veteran Patrick joins the Washington-based division of Foldcraft. 

Next Generation Parts Distribution

A new program from multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Unified Brands looks to streamline the process by which operators get their equipment repaired. Known as Unified Circle, this program calls for Unified Brands to consolidate its parts distribution through two companies: Heritage Parts and Parts Town. All of Unified Brands’ authorized service agents will now purchase parts through these two online parts depots.

Trend: Choose Chicken

With beef prices rising, more operators are turning to chicken as a go-to meat, reinventing the value-added protein — and the bones — in exciting ways.

Restaurant Performance Index Hits 102 in June

Sixty-four percent of foodservice operators have made a capital expenditure purchase in the past six months, according to the National Restaurant Association.