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.

Consumer Concern Over Food Safety at Supermarkets Rises

In-store dining and restaurant-style takeout offerings trigger safety issues

And Go Concepts Names New CEO

Restaurant industry veteran Bobby Shaw was named CEO of And Go Concepts, which owns and operates Salad and Go. Shaw’s background includes working with such restaurant companies as McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Freebirds World Burrito.

Headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., Salad and Go is a gourmet salad drive-thru concept. 

Lunch Traffic Continues to Soften

Foodservice lunch posted consecutively steeper declines over the past six months, per NPD Data.

Brantner Named Executive Chef of Granite City Food & Brewery

Dave Brantner was promoted to corporate executive chef of Granite City Food & Brewery.

Billow and Danon Join the National Restaurant Association Team

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Names New Chief Operating Officer

Former VP of Food Safety Neil Checketts Assumes COO Role

Martin Cowley Joins Ricca Design Studios

Longtime Disneyland veteran becomes executive director, design and technical support for the Denver-based foodservice consulting firm.

New Owners for Baja Fresh, La Salsa

Canadian-based MTY Food Group extends its U.S. restaurant portfolio.

Roy Rogers’ Parent Company Personnel Changes

Kevin Dermeritt director of procurement; Martin J. Worsham corporate network manager

Antunes Names Dan Hartlein President

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Dan Hartlein was named president of Antunes, a Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. Glenn Bullock remains CEO.

Hartlein’s background includes 14 years as executive vice president of Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. and COO of the Clarage division.

Stero and Somat Equipment Add Sales Rep Groups

Impacts New York, northern New Jersey and Michigan territories.