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.

Stero and Somat Equipment Add Sales Rep Groups

Impacts New York, northern New Jersey and Michigan territories.

Jimmy John’s Sells Majority Interest

Roark Capital Group bolsters its restaurant portfolio with the fast-casual sandwich concept.

Wetzel’s Pretzels Ownership Changes Hands

Private equity group CenterOak Partners new majority stakeholder

Cici’s Acquired by Arlon Group

The Melt Hires Ralph Bower as CEO, Upgrades Store Design

Cosi Searches for New CEO/President and CFO

Phil Costner New CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery

Ric Scicchitano Soon-To-Be President of Which Wich

Food Safety Month Topic Lineup

Notorious Virus theme for National Food Safety month

Pop-Up Restaurants Trend

It seems pop-up restaurants have replaced food trucks when it comes to good testing grounds for a potential full-scale concept. Pop-ups come in all forms, from chefs helping their chef friends make cameos and present special dinners, to hotels switching their dining rooms into different concepts and underground dinner hosts setting up shop in old warehouses, galleries, event halls, parking lots and other alternative spaces.

Moffat USA Adds Jimmy Droter as Eastern Regional Sales Manager