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.

Heritage Parts Continues Brand Evolution

The parts distributor’s launch of an e-commerce site represents the latest in a series of key steps designed to help Heritage Parts work better with OEMs and service agents.

Foodservice Trends: Wine

With the fall “wine crush” around the corner, we talk to a winemaker  and researchers to find the latest trends in this beverage category that’s seeing a resurgence.

Restaurant Operators' Outlook Darkens

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 101.0 in July, dropping .3 from June.

Ovation Brands Promotes Pair

Restaurant veterans Pascuzzi and Wooten become divisional chiefs for the multi-concept operator.

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Forms Franchising Team

Trio of franchise veterans to lead the casual dining chain’s development efforts.

Hansen Group and Reps South Merge

Pair of MAFSI member companies form expanded manufacturers’ rep firm.

Farmer Boys Updates Operations and Development Teams

Fast-casual concept welcomes industry veteran Horn to a vice president role.

C.R. Peterson and Associates Hires New Corporate Executive Chef

Blass takes on new role. 

InSinkErator Updates Its Foodservice Sales and Marketing Team

Thielen and Vranak join the foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Kast Gets the Call as Bad Daddy’s Executive Chef

Seasons 52 veteran joins the better burger franchise.

Snack Items Gaining Share of Plate During Meal Times

Millennials and Gen Zers driving changes in dining habits.