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.

Veggie Grill Plants Leadership Transition Plans

Steve Heeley will become president and chief operating officer for Veggie Grill, effective May 2. Heeley currently serves as chief operating officer for the vegetable-centric fast-casual concept.

National Service Cooperative Names Advisory Board Members

The National Service Cooperative, a collection of foodservice equipment service agencies, has formed an advisory board.

Webb Foodservice Design Adds New Position

Nicole O’Rourke has joined Webb Foodservice Design as commissioning director. In her new role, O’Rourke will start a new service of commissioning kitchens. The service will train operators and staff on the operations and maintenance of their new kitchen.

AHF Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the seven winners of its 2016 awards spanning five categories.

Equipment Manufacturers Honored by Energy Star

PRIDE Updates Management Team

Selevredes and Ellickson become president and chief operating officer for the dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group.

A.J. Antunes & Co. Rebrands as Antunes

Foodservice equipment manufacturer A.J. Antunes & Co. has changed its name to Antunes.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Updates Executive Team

Earth Day Ideas for Foodservice Operators

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve program encourages restaurant operators to take three sustainability steps that can positively impact the environment and their bottom lines.

Comark Instruments Introduces New General Manager

Lika Dutta is the new general manager for Comark Instruments, a manufacturer of precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions.

Global Foodservice Sales Grow by More Than 5 Percent in 2015

Euromonitor reports fast-casual sales growth continues to outpace the overall U.S. market.