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.

Rebelez to Lead IHOP

Replaces Stewart who had served as the concept's interim president for three years.

Cupcake Concept Sweetens its Prototype

Gigi’s Cupcakes, a 91-unit gourmet cupcake and specialty baked goods franchise, has developed a new prototype unit.

Small Steel-Jacketed Kettles Take Center Stage in New Los Angeles Restaurant

A new restaurant concept in Los Angeles’ historic Grand Central Market features an open kitchen and small steel-jacketed kettles that Chef Mark Peel uses to prepare a focused menu.

Restaurant Performance Index Remained Positive in March

Riding a wave of higher same-store sales, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained in positive territory in March – posting a score of 102.2.

CiCi's Promotes Jones to Chief Operating Officer

Luna Grill Lands Allameh in a Leadership Role

Jordan Named President of Standex Cooking Solutions Group

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer reorganizes its Refrigerated Solutions Group. 

QSR Visits Increase in the U.S.

Overall, the global foodservice market showed a slight improvement during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Ali Group Promotes Gehl

Foodservice equipment pro becomes commercial director for the multi-line manufacturer's EMEA group.

Good Times Restaurants to Acquire Bad Daddy's International

Good Times Restaurants has agreed to purchase Bad Daddy's International.

White Castle Enhances Sustainability Efforts

The quick-serve burger chain will leverage government resources to expand its Minnesota recycling and food waste diversion programs.