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.

Aguirre Assumes VP role for ACP

Will handle sales and buying group duties.

St. Louis-Based Private Equity Groups Purchase Lion's Choice Restaurant Chain

Management team includes former Lion's Choice executive and principals from Millstone Capital Advisors. 

Micro Matic Expands Training Facility

Pennsylvania training facility focuses on beer and wine service.

Manitowoc Updates Rep Network

Zink Marketing to add to its Midwestern territories. 

Restaurant Performance Index Remained at More Than 100 in July Despite Softer Sales and Traffic Levels

Same-store sales remained positive but restaurant operators are less optimistic about the economy. 

Second Quarter Equipment and Supplies Sales Surge 6.1 Percent

MAFSI Members report increased quoting activity, too. 

QualServ Adds to Sales Team

McDonald's veteran Hoverman joins Arkansas-based foodservice equipment dealer. 

Frontline Names New Product Design Engineer

Palazzo to focus on product development and enhancing functionality. 

Tondelli Joins FMP

Foodservice equipment industry veteran takes on new role as director of business development.

Prepared Foods Sales Outpace Restaurant Visits

Home meal replacement items and prepared foods at supermarkets and other retail outlets will continue taking away from restaurant visits, according to a new report by The NPD Group.

No Gas, No Electric Smoker

Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse owner and barbecue pit master Jared Leonard helped develop and install a commercial BBQ smoker for old fashioned, energy-saving cooking.