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.

Remembering John Birchfield

Birchfield had a long and distinguished career in foodservice.

Bauscher to Distribute Luigi Bormioli Line

Italian crystal manufacturer gains North American marketing and sales rep. 

Kittredge Acquires Northeast Food Service Equipment and Supply

Mass.-based dealer expands its New England reach.

Middleby Buys Viking for $380 million

Elgin-based manufacturer looks to expand via residential sector.

Lakeside Manufacturing Adds a Pair to Sales Team

Palazeti and Smith join the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Restaurant Performance Index Improves to 99.9

Forty five percent of operators plan a capital expenditure in the next six months.

Remembering Erwin Shakin

AllPoints founder passed away Christmas Eve.

Panera, Applebee’s Franchisee Debuts Spuntino Wine & Tapas Concept

Doherty Enterprises, a large franchise operator of Panera and Applebee's restaurants, opened Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, an all-Italian small plates and wine concept in Clifton, N.J.

Vollrath Buys Acry Fab

Second plastics manufacturing firm for Vollrath

Unified Brands Makes a Splash with Power Soak Acquisition

Cantrell joins Unified Brands as vice president/general manager.

NRAEF Adds Speyer Schieffelin to its Leadership Team

She comes over from the Darden Business School.