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.

Papa John's Promotes Heelan

Papa John's International, Inc. promoted Edmond Heelan to senior vice president of North American operations and global operations support and training.

Robot Coupe Promotes Keith

Kevin Keith was appointed to the position of national project manager for Robot Coupe U.S.A.

Restaurant Performance Index Rose in July

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 102.7 in July, an increase of 0.7 percent from June. This marks the RPI’s first gain in three months. Any reading in excess of 100 means a period of expansion among the index of key restaurant industry indicators.

Domino’s Hits Growth Milestone

 Domino’s Pizza opened its 12,000th location. The Oklahoma City location is operated by franchisees Steve Dolan and Jay Feavel.

Starbucks Enters Panama Market

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Panama, making it Starbucks’ 15th market in Latin America and 67th worldwide.

Improving Handwashing Performance with Technology

There’s an old adage in the foodservice industry that says what gets measured is what gets done. And that applies to even the most basic tasks such as handwashing.