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.

ALI Group Purchases Italian Coffee Machine Manufacturer

Will use existing distribution channels in sales of Rancilio Group Products

Manitowoc Buys Swiss Induction Manufacturer

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer will market INDUCS under its Garland brand.

Fading Restaurant Operator Expectations Leads to Decline in Performance Index

Same-store sales and customer traffic levels rose, operator outlook for sales growth and the economy softened.

Quaker Steak & Lube to Add Corporate Chef

Award-winning Chef Andre David Halston to assume a culinary leadership position for the casual dining chain.

Wolfgram to Join Black Angus Leadership Team

Corner Bakery co-founder assumes leadership position for steakhouse chain. 

Kid Diners are “Growing Up”

Young diners pick their own meals and talk maturely about where they dine, what they like to eat and why, finds Y-Pulse, a Chicago-based research firm. 

Tips Forecast Restaurant Sales

A new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) found that tip percentages can indicate restaurant sales.

Cool Concept: Cherry, New York City

Designed by Studio Gala, Jonathan Morr’s restaurant in Chelsea, Cherry, which opened earlier this year, focuses on French-Japanese cuisine by Chef Andy Choi and features a subterranean dining room with dark polished woods, lush red velvet and ornate sconces.

Women's Foodservice Forum Creates Aspire Higher Fund

Fund to promote advancing women in foodservice.

Canadian Restaurant Chains Keep Growing

Technomic's study shows top 200 chains moving forward.

Concord Hospitality Taps Wendel

Thirty-year veteran of the hospital industry takes on new challenges.