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.

National Restaurant Association Announces 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award Recipients

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Kitchen Innovations Awards program recognizes foodservice equipment and technology that increase energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more for the foodservice industry.

DeSutter to become FOCUS Brands President and CEO

Burger King veteran to join the multi-concept franchisor in March.

FE&S Proudly Announces its 2014 Top Achievers

Dealer, consultant, service agent and rep will be honoured at the annual Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala in May.

FE&S Names Tom Ricca its 2014 Hall of Fame Award Recipient

Ricca will be honored at the 2014 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala in May.

Unified Brands Adds Turbeville to Sales Team

Army veteran to manage the foodservice equipment manufacturer's southeastern territory.

Famous Dave's Names Rensi CEO

Former McDonald's executive succeeds Gilbert on an interim basis

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.