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.

Captain D’s Comes Ashore in Alabama

 As part of its plan to ignite corporate store development, Captain D’s opened a company-owned restaurant in Birmingham, Ala.

Celebrities Sign for Share Our Strength

 In support of Share Our Strength, SCA’s Tork brand provided more than 10,000 meals for children in need through a Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Sweepstakes held in conjunction with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival.

Boston Market Opens First Military-Based Location

Boston Market opened its first location at a military installation at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Kendall College Marks a Milestone

Chicago’s Kendall College School of the Culinary Arts celebrated its 80th anniversary this fall.

Rational USA Realigns Its Business Units

Rational USA developed a new structure that consists of three business units, each of which will function independently and pursue its own goals.

Trends: Coffee is the New Black

Bad coffee can break a foodservice operation, but good coffee beats the competition. These days, coffee — like beer, wine and cocktails — is going craft.

Crest Celebrates 30 Years in Business

John Spicer, founder and CEO of Crest Foodservice Equipment, a Virginia-based dealer, addresses a group celebrating the 30th anniversary of the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Noble Roman’s Updates Management Team

Paul Mobley takes on new responsibilities.

Reps Project 4.1 Percent Sales Increase for 2015

Members of Manufacturers Agents' Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) project 2015 foodservice equipment and supplies sales will increase 4.1 percent over this year's levels, according to the organization's 2015 Forecast Report.

Ali Group Promotes Giussani

Café Momentum Earns 2014 Chefs of Tomorrow Award

Café Momentum, headed up by Chef Chad Houser in Dallas, received the 2014 Chefs of Tomorrow Award from Olson Communications.