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.

Billow and Danon Join the National Restaurant Association Team

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Names New Chief Operating Officer

Former VP of Food Safety Neil Checketts Assumes COO Role

Martin Cowley Joins Ricca Design Studios

Longtime Disneyland veteran becomes executive director, design and technical support for the Denver-based foodservice consulting firm.

New Owners for Baja Fresh, La Salsa

Canadian-based MTY Food Group extends its U.S. restaurant portfolio.

Roy Rogers’ Parent Company Personnel Changes

Kevin Dermeritt director of procurement; Martin J. Worsham corporate network manager

Antunes Names Dan Hartlein President

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Dan Hartlein was named president of Antunes, a Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. Glenn Bullock remains CEO.

Hartlein’s background includes 14 years as executive vice president of Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. and COO of the Clarage division.

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