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.

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Smith joins the wing-themed chain from Logan's Roadhouse.

Bennigan's Updates Management Team

Holly to become director of operations.

Cardinal Expands Bollengier's Role

Marketing now part of the mix for the company veteran.

Long John Silver's Names New COO

Lutz to lead the quick-serve chain's operations and development teams.

Unified Brands Updates Eastern Sales Team

Monfort and Spencer assume new roles within the territory.

Moffat US Names New Western Regional Sales Manager

Brach joins commercial oven manufacturer's team.

Sysco Agrees to Buy U.S. Foods

Broadline distributor will have annual sales of $65 billion.

Johnny Rockets Names James Walker Chief Development Officer

Will focus on taking the casual dining chain into underserved markets and exploring non-traditional locations.

John Dawson Named President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Former Dunkin' Brands and McDonald's executive will look to accelerate the growth of the Southern California specialty coffee and tea retailer.

Real Mex Restaurants Updates Operations Team

Multi-concept casual-dining company taps restaurant industry veterans Gueli and Bartholomay to lead operations efforts.

MAFSI Business Barometer Reports Growth Across the Board


Forty three percent of reps report increased consultant activity.