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.

9021Pho Prepares to Accelerate its Development Efforts

Los Angeles-based restaurant chain plans to implement a franchising initiative and launch a new Vietnamese-based concept.

FE&S Names 2016 Top Achiever Award Recipients  

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly introduces the winners of its 2016 Top Achiever Awards:

Stero and Somat Updates Its Rep Network

Stero and Somat added Dave Swain Associates, Inc. to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps. 

Smashburger Bolsters Its Development Team

Former Corner Bakery executive Nolan joins the fast-casual burger concept.

Blain Joins Uncle Maddio’s in a Development Role

Former Fresh To Order executive assumes newly created development role with the Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza concept.

Cini-Little’s William Eaton to Receive FE&S’ 2016 Hall of Fame Award

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly announces that William Eaton, chairman of foodservice consulting firm Cini-Little, is the recipient of its 2016 Hall of Fame Award. Eaton will accept his award during FE&S’ 2016 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which will take place May 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

Remembering Robert Costantini

Robert Costantini Sr., a longtime member of the foodservice equipment community, has passed away.

New Officers, Board Members Elected to National Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation elected officers to its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. The officers serve one-year terms.

Weishaar Joins Manitowoc Foodservice

Andreas Weishaar was appointed senior vice president, strategy, marketing and human resources for Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc.

bd's Mongolian Grill Purchases Flat Top Grill

bd’s Mongolian Grill has purchased fast-casual Asian chain Flat Top Grill. Flat Top Grill and bd’s Mongolian Grill will maintain their names and individual concepts, and the bd’s operations and marketing teams will now support both restaurants.

Remembering Service Agent Thomas Slack

Thomas Slack, training manager for AR Repairs Baker’s Kneads, a Michigan-based service agent, passed away on January 27, 2016. He was 55 years old.