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.

CFESA Members Elect Board Members

Pine Tree Food Equipment’s Gary Potvin becomes president of the service agents’ association.

FE&S Names Breckenridge's Claus 2016 DSR of the Year

The Ohio-based DSR accepted his award during FE&S' 2016 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala.

Middleby Purchases Follett

New Restaurant Design Part of Taco Bell’s Growth Plans

As part of its expansion plans to open 2,000 new restaurants by 2022, Taco Bell plans to test 4 new restaurant designs.

The Morning Meal Period is Still Rising, Shining

The consumption of breakfast and morning snacks is forecast to grow faster than the U.S. population over the next few years, reports The NPD Group.

Excell and NISSCO Form Strategic Alliance

Two dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups have formed a strategic alliance. Under the terms of this new arrangement, Excell Marketing & Procurement Group and NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group will go to market under a common umbrella, EMPG Holding Company.

Ali Group North America’s Refrigeration Division Introduces Two Vice Presidents

Sage Restaurant Group Updates Management Team

Sage Restaurant Group, the Denver-based multi-concept restaurant group, announced a series of management appointments.

Guilbault to Become Qdoba President

Casey to resign effective June 3.

T&S Names New Compliance Engineer

T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Michael Potvin to serve as product compliance engineer.

Private Equity Firm Prepares to Buy Krispy Kreme

In a deal valued at an estimated $1.35 billion, JAB Beech Inc. has agreed to acquire Krispy Kreme. At the close of the transaction, Krispy Kreme will be privately owned and will continue to be independently operated from Krispy Kreme’s current headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C.