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.

Segal to Join ROTI

Former Lettuce Entertain You executive becomes CEO.

Delaware North to Acquire Patina Restaurant Group

Deal expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.

Shlemon Joins Benihana Leadership Team

Former Carrabba's veteran becomes president and CEO of the multi-concept operator.

Ovation Brands Names Wooten Vice President of Operations

Martinson and Gessner also join Ovation’s leadership team.

Gas Technology Institute Buys Fisher-Nickel

Company will continue to manage the Foodservice Technology Center as founders Fisher and Nickel transition into new roles.

SEFA Promotes a Pair

Perrotte and Stritch assume VP roles in the foodservice equipment and supplies buying group.

MAFSI Introduces New Officers

Joe Ferri becomes MAFSI president.

Imperial Manufacturing Merges with Subsidiary

Company now goes to market as Imperial Brown.

Daley Named District Manager for Metz Culinary Management

Sodexo veteran to oversee the contract foodservice provider's higher education and corporate dining accounts.

MAFSI Members Project 4.9 Percent Sales Increase for 2014

Manufacturers' reps project increased sales across all product categories and each geographic region.

First Watch Buys The Good Egg

Breakfast, brunch and lunch operator adds 20 locations in the Arizona market.