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.

Snack Bar Sales Continue to Grow

The need for speed and a better-for-you option are driving snack bar related sales, according to NPD.

IFMA Announces Chain Innovators

Four restaurant chains earn recognition for marketing, service and culinary/operations expertise.

Number of U.S. Restaurants Increases Slightly

NPD's ReCount study reports a .7 percent increase in unit counts in fall 2013.

Layt Becomes Applebee's President

Former Buffets and Yum! Brands executive replaces Archer.

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Announces Leadership Transition

Arthur named interim CEO.

Hockenbergs Buys Grand Restaurant Equipment and Design

Nebraska-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership expands its presence in the Minnesota market.

Middleby Opens Middle East Location

New Dubai facility will include a warehouse.

Wojno Joins NRA in VP Role

Will focus on member value and strategy.

Rational Gets New Chairman

Stadelmann moves over from HR role.

National Restaurant Association Announces 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award Recipients

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Kitchen Innovations Awards program recognizes foodservice equipment and technology that increase energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more for the foodservice industry.

DeSutter to become FOCUS Brands President and CEO

Burger King veteran to join the multi-concept franchisor in March.