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.

Burt Becomes Mama Fu's President

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Updates Las Vegas Culinary Team

Brisson to become culinary director. 

ProStart Educators of the Year Named

Thirty-two ProStart educators were presented with a 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. In addition, Cheryl Meyer-Thompson of Milton Senior High in Nebraska and Pam Sloan of Manchester High School in Virginia received the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award.

Yale’s Taherian Wins IFMA Gold Plate Award

Rafi Taherian, associate vice president, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, was named the 2016 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

CFESA Members Elect Board Members

Pine Tree Food Equipment’s Gary Potvin becomes president of the service agents’ association.

FE&S Names Breckenridge's Claus 2016 DSR of the Year

The Ohio-based DSR accepted his award during FE&S' 2016 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala.

Middleby Purchases Follett

New Restaurant Design Part of Taco Bell’s Growth Plans

As part of its expansion plans to open 2,000 new restaurants by 2022, Taco Bell plans to test 4 new restaurant designs.

The Morning Meal Period is Still Rising, Shining

The consumption of breakfast and morning snacks is forecast to grow faster than the U.S. population over the next few years, reports The NPD Group.

Excell and NISSCO Form Strategic Alliance

Two dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups have formed a strategic alliance. Under the terms of this new arrangement, Excell Marketing & Procurement Group and NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group will go to market under a common umbrella, EMPG Holding Company.

Ali Group North America’s Refrigeration Division Introduces Two Vice Presidents