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.

Chefs’ Toys Acquires Michael Blackman & Associates

Southern California foodservice equipment and supplies dealer enhances its restaurant consulting and commercial kitchen professional services.

Nommsen Returns to Champion Industries

Champion Industries named Erik Nommsen president of the Champion Group, which includes the Champion, Moyer Diebel and Bi-Line brands.

Palleschi to become President of TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays appointed Robert Palleschi to serve as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 8, 2016. Palleschi replaces Nick Shepherd, who stepped down from the company in October 2015.

Unified Brands Adds Trapp in Product Specialist Role

Walter Trapp joined Unified Brands as a product line specialist for the multiline manufacturer’s cooking category of commercial foodservice equipment.

Twin Peaks Realigns Leadership Structure

Two new hires as well as two leadership reassignments. 

Component Hardware Group Acquires Canadian Firm

Dickey's Barbecue Names New COO

Former Red Mango executive Barron joins the fast-growing barbecue concept.

Kafka and Kaufman Join UFood Grill

Carpigiani Updated Rep Network

Domino's Promotes Anderson to Executive Vice President

Petersen Joins Bakergroup Foodservice Consulting & Design

College dining veteran joins the Michigan-based firm.