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.

Remembering Charlie Trotter

Iconic self-taught Chicago chef passes away.

Murtha to Lead Bloomin' Brands International Efforts

YUM Brands veteran to assume new position on Nov. 11.

McNulty Joins Singer Equipment Company

Former DSR of the Month to join National Accounts Contract Division for FE&S' 2013 Dealer of the Year.

San Jamar Sells Chef Revival to Affinity Group

Affinity Group believes the acquisition will enrich its relationship with customers. 

QualServ Updates Operating Structure

New subsidiary takes on all assets and liabilities.

Biswas to Lead Middleby India

Brewer takes over Star on an interim basis.

Marco's Pizza Promotes O'Malley

Long-time employee named to VP post to drive company growth.

Buffets Inc. Changes Name to Ovation Brands

Change comes as company launches new Main Street Concept.

ABC Members Present Supplier Awards

Vollrath and Libbey take inaugural Willhelm award.

Starbucks Unveils Two Flagship Stores in China

Starbucks opened a pair of locations in China featuring new design concepts to help provide what the company describes as an elevated experience.

Snacking Influences Small Plate Consumption, Technomic Finds

Consumer purchases of appetizers and other "small plates" are nearing pre-recession levels, according to Chicago-based research firm Technomic.