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.

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group Sold to Irish Investment Firm

Irish investment firm Danu Partners has acquired Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, parent company of the high-end steakhouse concept. As part of the deal, Danu has purchased seven of the eight Smith & Wollensky restaurant locations and world-wide licensing rights to the concept.

Rep Firm Bolsters Its Culinary Team

Former Henny Penny and Rational corporate chef Asher joins Swanson-Girard and Associates.

FCSI Announces Innovation Showcase Finalists

FCSI The Americas announced the 10 finalists for its 2016 Innovation Showcase finalists.

WFF Announces Award Winners

The Women’s Foodservice Forum presented its 2016 Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement.

Surly Wins FE&S’ 2016 Facility Design Project of the Year

Minnesota beer hall and restaurant earns top honors from the FE&S judges.

Newk’s Names New VP of Franchise Operations

Keith Moody to take on new role.

AHF Announces Election Results

David Reeves of Edward-Elmhurst Health to serve as president for the healthcare foodservice organization.

The Ali Group Appoints Filippo Berti CEO

Luciano Berti will continue as Chairman.

Yum! Prepares to Complete Board Transition Plan

Robert Walter will serve as non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands, effective May 20, 2016. Walter succeeds David Novak, who previously announced his plan to retire as executive chairman and step down from the board.

2016 Silver Plate Award Winners Announced

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognized nine foodservice operators with its 2016 Silver Plate Awards.

NRAEF Presents 2016 Award Winners

A combination of eight companies and individuals are recognized for their achievements by the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation.