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.

US Foods Opens Retail Location

Broadline distributor's Chef's Store is in Charlotte, N.C.

Mission Restaurant Supply Enters Dallas-Ft. Worth Market

FE&S' 2012 Dealer of the Year purchases Metroplex Restaurant Equipment.

Restaurant Performance Index Dives to 99.5 in October

Operators' pessimism about the economy and sales growth opportunities drive this restaurant industry barometer to its lowest level in 14 months.

TriMark USA Buys Federighi Design, Inc.

Transaction represents the foodservice equipment and supplies dealership's second purchase in two months.

San Jamar Updates Name, Line Structure

Chef Revival remains one of the company's brands.

Eco-Products Bought by Waddington

Move broadens disposable foodservice segment offerings for Waddington.

Concept Closeup: Kachina Southwestern Grill

Sage Restaurant Group's new Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster, Colo., offers a modern take on authentic Southwestern fare, combining Native American, Arizonan and New Mexican favorites.

Taking Technology to the Street: Apps for Consultants

In the foodservice industry, apps that allow consumers to make reservations and place food orders tend to garner most of the attention. But a growing number of apps and other technological developments continue to quietly emerge the marketplace, allowing foodservice designers and consultants to work more collaboratively and remotely, thus enhancing project management skills and communication among all members of the team regardless of location.

McCauley Joins Paragon Solutions

Interior, graphics and branding expert takes a design leadership role.

Ten Trends That Will Impact Foodservice in 2013

From menu evolution to an increased emphasis on beverages, Technomic takes a look at ten developments that will shape the foodservice industry in the coming year.

UFood Restaurant Group Announces Management Changes

Pair of longtime executives to depart the company.