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.

Rita's Italian Ice Names Lorelli Chairman of the Board

Falconhead Capital partner also leads the search for a new CEO. 

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2013 Green Award Recipients

A collegiate culinary-arts program in central Oregon and a high school in Phoenix earn top honors for exemplary practices in sustainability. 

National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Program Expands to Over 41,000 Restaurant Locations Nationwide. 

Fast-Casual Foodservice Continues Growth Spurt


Sales outpace other restaurant industry segments. 

Akam to become CEO of American Restaurant Concepts

Former Hooters America CEO will look to turn the Florida-based franchisor into a national brand and diversify the company via new concepts. 

GRILLiT Updates Leadership Team

Former Quiznos executive Hajj becomes CEO for the Florida-based fast-casual chain. 

ABC Announces Award Winners

Allied Buying Corp., a Lombard, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, recognized a handful of its dealer members and manufacturers for their results over the previous year.

Micro Matic Announces Seven New Foodservice Hires

All seven completed Micro Matic's draft training course, ensuring all understand equipment necessary to offer draft beer or wine. 

Huddle House Names New CDO

Industry vet Jonathan Benjamin joins the family dining chain as it prepares for rapid expansion. 

Star Manufacturing Names Easterday VP of Sales and Marketing

Foodservice equipment industry veteran takes on a new sales and marketing role. 

QualServ Adds Green to Leadership Team

Manufacturing industry veteran takes over as COO.