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.

Babila Joins Carpigiani

Huddle House Taps Ken Keymer for CEO Post

Restaurant industry veteran Keymer sheds the interim tag to assume Huddle House leadership position full-time.

National Restaurant Association 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners

Restaurant companies and operators from Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington are honored by the NRA for their excellence in community service.

WFF Names Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Marty Rothschild appointed President of Aladdin Temp-Rite

Middleby Buys Beech Ovens

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby expands its portfolio of cooking products through the purchase of an Australia-based oven maker.

KaTom Finalist for Inc. Award

Lucky Strike Introduces New Corporate Chef

Catering pro takes the culinary lead for the chain of bowling-themed lounges.

AHF Announces Conference Dates, Speakers

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), a national professional association dedicated to operators and business partners in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry, will host its annual conference June 5 - 9 in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore.

Restaurant Operators to Increase Capital Expenditures, M&A Activity

In spite of margin pressures caused by rising commodity prices, the foodservice industry should also see increasing capital expenditures as well as strong merger and acquisition activity this year, according to the 21st edition of the Chain Restaurant Industry Review, released by GE Capital, Franchise Finance.

Wood Stone Announces Changes to Management Team