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.

The Passing of Paul Johnson

Foodservice equipment industry vet passed Dec. 2.

Locally Sourced Ingredients and Other Top Foodservice Trends for 2014

National Restaurant Association survey of professional chefs also shows pickling as the top preparation method for the coming year.

FCSI-Americas Announces Election Results

Three new consultants join the Board of Trustees.

California Pizza Kitchen Founders to Launch Fast-Casual Concept

CPK colleagues Gillette and Rich to join Flax and Rosenfield.

Restaurant Performance Index Hit a Four-Month High in October

Same-store sales and customer traffic levels improved; operators are somewhat more bullish about sales growth and the economy. 

Newk's Promotes Anderson to VP

Restaurant industry veteran will oversee area directors for the fast-casual concept's nine company-owned locations.

Hooters Updates Leadership Team

Parrish and Whittle take on new roles as the chain presses forward with its new prototype.

Henny Penny Promotes Wall

Company vet rewarded with senior management appointment.

Bargreen Ellingson Opens New Hawaii Location

New site serves as branch location and distribution center for the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Wendy's Updates Leadership Team

COO shake-up has Wright in and Peters forming a new franchise venture.

Bruegger's Parent Names Inaugural COO

Applebee's vet takes on new challenges.