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.

Comark Instruments Introduces New General Manager

Lika Dutta is the new general manager for Comark Instruments, a manufacturer of precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions.

Global Foodservice Sales Grow by More Than 5 Percent in 2015

Euromonitor reports fast-casual sales growth continues to outpace the overall U.S. market.

Vaughn Joins Frisch’s Big Boy in Executive Role

Frisch’s Big Boy introduced Jason Vaughn, a 25-year veteran of the restaurant industry, as its CEO.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works Adds to its International Marketing Team

T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Heidi Wenninger to serve as its international marketing coordinator.

Master-Bilt Updates Its Regional Sales Team

Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Master-Bilt named Bret Eldridge its regional sales manager for the North Central United States.

FEDA Announces New Officers, Board Members

Joe Schmitt becomes FEDA president.

Unified Brands Names New National Account Manager

Kyle Graalum joined Unified Brands to serve as senior national account manager for the multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Private Equity Firm Prepares to Buy Pink Taco

Parent company of Real Mex Restaurants to add the rock-n-roll themed Mexican concept to its growing portfolio.

Frontline Updates Production Team

Oil management system provider Frontline International introduced Timothy Berton as the company's production team leader.

Stoelting Names New Chain Accounts Sales Manager

Foodservice industry veteran LaForge joins the manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment.

Franchisee Becomes President of Robeks

Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies has named David Rawnsley the new president of the brand. Rawnsley joined the franchise system as a regional director in 2004, purchased his own franchised location in 2008, and was named the brand’s chief financial officer in 2014.