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.

Chef's Toys Acquires Star Restaurant Equipment & Supply

The Star brand is expected to remain intact.

Kaplan Takes Flight on Eagle Group's Sales Team

Industry vet joins team.

Reps' Outlook Mixed

Independent manufacturers' reps forecast decreased sales for the fourth quarter but predict a healthy increase in 2013.

Restaurants Carve Out Larger Slice of Catering Pie

Fast-casual set to outperform all others.

Vanderbilt Campus Dining Receives a 2012 Chefs of Tomorrow Award

Passion for fresh, seasonal, straightforward ingredients and cooking; diversity and flexibility of service; and leveraging meal occasions to build community among students and staff are hallmarks of the program.

NRA Study Looks at Operational Trends for 2013

Chefs talk technology, menu and more.

AccessPoint Opens LA Office

Bailey to lead the restaurant consulting group's efforts there.

Remembering Lois Thompson

Industry mourns founder of Hiawatha Chef Supply.

Judge to Become Bonefish President

Cooper to retire after 23 years with the concept.

New Corporate Chef on the Menu at Unified Brands

Former restaurateur D'Angelo to help equipment manufacturer cook up solutions.

Restaurant Industry Expected to Post Modest Growth in 2013

National Restaurant Association forecasts 3.38 percent increase over 2012 levels.