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.

Hot Trend: Baked Goods

Move aside cronut.

Ali Group Hosts Dealer Training

Ali Group North America hosted 43 dealer members of PRIDE Marketing & Procurement, a foodservice equipment buying group.

Peet’s New Design Features Fresh, Contemporary Appearance in a Sustainable Space

Peet's Coffee & Tea unveiled its new flagship store in San Francisco's Marina District. When Peet's enters the Washington, D.C., market this spring, its stores will incorporate a similar contemporary design with
locally relevant materials and visually appealing imagery.

Restaurant Performance Index Inched Up in January

Industry performance improves despite sluggish business conditions, including declining customer traffic.

National Restaurant Association Names Brown Sr. Vice President for ServSafe

Former Disney exec to oversee ServSafe's training, education and testing solutions.

Snack Bar Sales Continue to Grow

The need for speed and a better-for-you option are driving snack bar related sales, according to NPD.

IFMA Announces Chain Innovators

Four restaurant chains earn recognition for marketing, service and culinary/operations expertise.

Number of U.S. Restaurants Increases Slightly

NPD's ReCount study reports a .7 percent increase in unit counts in fall 2013.

Layt Becomes Applebee's President

Former Buffets and Yum! Brands executive replaces Archer.

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Announces Leadership Transition

Arthur named interim CEO.

Hockenbergs Buys Grand Restaurant Equipment and Design

Nebraska-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership expands its presence in the Minnesota market.