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.

Vollrath Purchases Miguel Pujadas

Acquiring the Spanish company helps the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer broaden its product offerings.

Prudhomme Joins Robot Coupe

 Robot Coupe appointed David Prudhomme to the newly created position of market solutions advisor.

Prudhomme will work with multi-unit operators throughout the Southeastern U.S. as well as Oklahoma and Texas. He will also work with Robot Coupe’s network of independent manufacturers’ reps and distributors.

Prudhomme has more than 25 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, including 13 years as a chef and the last 12 years mostly in foodservice equipment sales for Rational, Fagor Commercial, and W. Myers Company. 

Equipment and Supplies Sales Increase 5.1 Percent in the Second Quarter

MAFSI members project a 4.3 percent sales increase in the third quarter.

John Inserra to Become President of Cooper's Hawk Winery

Angland Joins Kelly-Mincks

Ecolab to Purchase Swisher Hygiene’s U.S. Operations

Building Information Modeling Foodservice Equipment Standards Updated for 2015

The Foodservice Consultants Society International’s Revit Task Force has updated its foodservice equipment standards document, which is available to members and non-members alike.

AHF Introduces New Board of Directors

Sparrow takes over as president of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice.

Fiesta Restaurant Group Intensifies Its Focus On Off Premise Revenues

Parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical hopes to double sales generated via to-go, online ordering, catering, drive-thru and mobile app orders in 10 years.

Long John Silver's Updates Management Team

Czizek and Bianco join the quick-service seafood chain.

Famous Dave's of America gets new COO

Ruiz assumes leadership role with the barbecue restaurant chain.