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.

Consumers Headed Back to the Bar, Technomic Reports

Alcohol purchases are expected to increase 1.9 percent next year, reports Technomic.

Dubey Joins Centerplate Team

Michael Dubey, a 30-year veteran of the foodservice industry, is the newest member of the Centerplate team.

Chefs Identify Leading Trends for 2011

Heading into 2011, the top three operational trends will be mobile food trucks and pop-up restaurants, restaurants with gardens, and social media marketing, according to a National Restaurant Association Survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs that are members of the American Culinary Federation. Key menu trends for 2011, according to the study, include local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children's meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine.

 

All Points Foodservice Parts & Supplies Purchased

AllPoints Foodservice Parts & Supplies has a new owner: KRG Capital Partners.

CHART Names Amos President

Mike Amos has become the 40th president of CHART, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

Brinker Announces Pair of Management Changes

Brinker International, Inc. welcomes restaurant industry veteran Ian Baines to its management team and promotes Carin Stutz.

KOLD-DRAFT Names Jack Antell Vice President, Sales

 

Structural Concepts Makes Martin a Regional Sales Manager

Petrovich-Tao Takes Top Spot at Arby’s

TableCraft Updates Management Roles

Restaurant Performance Index Reaches Three-Year High In October