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.

AHF Culinary Competition Finalists Announced

Finalists will go head to head in New Orleans at the organization's annual conference.

NRA Show's Ask the Design Experts Features FCSI Member Consulting

For the tenth year, the NRA Show will feature free, private consultations from FCSI members. 

AHF Announces Healthcare Foodservice Award Winners

Awards will be given at the organization's annual conference in June. 

Global Culinarian Appointed for Beech Ovens, Jade Range and Viking Commercial

Famed chef Grant Macpherson takes on new role.

Alto-Shaam Names VP of National Accounts

Brian Zornes takes on new role.

Remembering Rod Chaudoir

Former Hatco President passed away April 28. 

Getting Customers to Love You

The big revelation behind why companies are loved, and how they earn return business, is that they can be counted on. They establish peace of mind with their guarantee. They train their representatives to not only know the products backwards and forwards, but to care why customers are buying them.

Huey Magoo’s opens first express location at University of Central Florida

The Oviedo, Fla.-based, quick-serve chain, known for its chicken tenders and "Magoo's sauce" debuted this smaller, faster franchise concept at UCF's student union on the main campus.

LYFE to Expand via Franchising

LYFE Kitchen, an upscale fast-casual concept, is looking to speed up expansion plans via franchising.

Technomic Takes a Closer Look at the Top 500 Restaurant Chains

The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 4.9 percent annual sales increase in 2012, a marked improvement over the 3.5 percent gain in 2011, according to data released by Technomic, a Chicago-based market research firm. U.S. system-wide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an estimated $254 billion in 2012, up more than $12 billion over 2011.

SEFA Launches Long-Term Succession Plan

Buying group ownership to transition to dealer members and members of the management team.