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.

Henny Penny Names New Corporate Chef

Benjamin Leingang joins foodservice equipment manufacturer after working in a culinary role with an automobile manufacturer.

Military Foodservice Awards Winners Announced

National Restaurant Association’s Military Foundation and Hennessy Awards recognize  excellence in military foodservice operations worldwide.

Hobson Promoted to SVP of Operations at Jack in the Box

Long-time team member ascends ranks.


Remembering Reps McCarthy and Sabatino

A pair of MAFSI members passed away on May 22. 

Restaurant Traffic Holds Steady in First Quarter and Spending Increases

NPD data projects 2.7 percent increase in consumer spending by year's end. 

Ollie Wilkes Receives Inaugural FE&S Lifetime Achievement Award

Hotel and Restaurant Supply’s vice president recognized for a decades-long career that has earned the respect of customers and suppliers alike. 

Moralejo Joins Church's Chicken

Burger King veteran assumes executive position at quick-service chicken chain. 

NRA Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Operator Innovations Awards

Kennesaw State University honored with coveted Innovator of the Year Award. 

Bettcher Adds Foodservice Veteran to Its Team

Oleksiak joins company as product marketing manager. 

IFMA Gold Plate goes to Metz

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association presents Gold Plate Award to leader in independent restaurants segment. 

FE&S Names Immke DSR of the Year

TriMark SS Kemp sales rep receives top DSR Honor during FE&S' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala.