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.

Consultant's Summit Scheduled for March

More summits on the drawing board for next year

Metz Culinary Management Acquires S&S Food Administrators

Acquisition gives Metz greater presence in Southeastern United States

Tasti D-Lite Acquires Planet Smoothie

Frozen dessert chain continues its expansion plans

Willoughby to become VP of Marketing for Frymaster

Manitowoc promotes a foodservice veteran from its Delfield brand.

Kona Grill Names Rude VP of Development

Diverse development background includes experience in restaurants and retail.

Perkins & Marie Callender's Emerges from Chapter 11

Company emerges with significantly improved balance sheet

D&W Fine Pack Seals Deal to Acquire CM Packaging Group

Acquisition adds five manufacturing locations to D&W

Wendy's to Consolidate World Headquarters

Chain set to close its Atlanta Support Center operations

Beverage-Air Names New Manufacturer's Rep

Walter Zebrowski Associates to rep areas of Northern California and Nevada

Restaurant Performance Index Held Steady in October

Restaurant operators report positive same-store sales for fifth consecutive month; more optimistic about the overall economy

Coming to the United States: 100 Montaditos

More and more international chains seem to be opening up stores on American turf these days, including London favorites Pret A Manger and Wagamama. Add to that growing list 100 Montaditos, a Spanish sandwich chain that opened its first two U.S. restaurants in Miami earlier this year.