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.

Restaurant Performance Index Hits 101.7 in April

Restaurant operators report continued improvement for same-store sales and traffic levels.

Q&A with Adam Eskin, Founder of Dig Inn

Dig Inn is a New York City-based, quick-serve restaurant chain and catering company with seven Manhattan locations serving wholesome, seasonal food, healthy smoothies and cold-pressed juices at affordable costs. The concept plans to open three more New York locations by year's end and continue expansion efforts thereafter.

Vending a Healthier Lunch

Entrepreneur Luke Sanders launched Farmer's Fridge, a series of refrigerated kiosks selling fresh, gourmet salads and healthy snacks, in 2013 debuting in various food courts, business-heavy areas and shopping spaces throughout Chicago.

NSF Presents Food Safety Leadership Awards

NSF International recognized three individuals with its 2014 Food Safety Leadership Awards.

Rational Recognizes Service Agencies

During its Service Partner Symposium, foodservice equipment manufacturer Rational recognized its top three service partners for 2013.

Einstein Noah Updates Operations Group

Trio of regional vice presidents to share COO responsibilities on an interim basis.

Remembering Mike Nahkunst

Founding Chili's Restaurants executive and former Cheesecake Factory COO dies at age 63.

Real Mex Promotes Gueli to COO

Gueli was formerly with Landry's Restaurants.

Robert Rippe & Associates' Rich Kukla Retires

Foodservice consultant Rich Kukla has retired from Robert Rippe & Associates, after having spent 27 years with the Minnesota-based firm.

Cooper-Atkins Partners with J. Frishman & Associates

Foodservice equipment manufacturer looks to broaden its reach in the consultant community.

Remembering Michael Schatz