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.

Tondelli Joins FMP

Foodservice equipment industry veteran takes on new role as director of business development.

Prepared Foods Sales Outpace Restaurant Visits

Home meal replacement items and prepared foods at supermarkets and other retail outlets will continue taking away from restaurant visits, according to a new report by The NPD Group.

No Gas, No Electric Smoker

Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse owner and barbecue pit master Jared Leonard helped develop and install a commercial BBQ smoker for old fashioned, energy-saving cooking.

Concept Closeup: Tom Yum District – The “Chipotle” for Thai

Chef Aulie Bunyaratapan and Restaurateur Mel Oursinsiri opened Tom Yum District this summer in Arlington, Va.

Food Trucks Park in QSR Territory

Convenience and the availability of interesting foods help drive food truck usage. 

Karssiens Takes on New Role at Manitowoc

Company vet named EVP of Asia Pacific Region. 

American Restaurant Concepts Adds Three to Management Team

Trio of restaurant veterans named to director positions for operations, training and business development. 

R.W. Smith Adds to its Leadership Team

Former Carlisle executive Sharp joins the San Diego-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership. 

Vulcan Launches K-12 Initiative

Burke to help lead Just 4 Schools program.

Kahala Corp. Sells Controlling Interest to Serruya Family

Michael Serruya becomes co-CEO of the multi-concept operator. 

SFM Directors Awards Recognize a Quintet of Foodservice Pros

The on-site foodservice organization will honor the recipients during its national conference.