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.

AHF Announces Election Results

David Reeves of Edward-Elmhurst Health to serve as president for the healthcare foodservice organization.

2016 Silver Plate Award Winners Announced

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognized nine foodservice operators with its 2016 Silver Plate Awards.

NRAEF Presents 2016 Award Winners

A combination of eight companies and individuals are recognized for their achievements by the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation.

Loy Joins Nor-Lake

Nor-Lake, Inc. tapped foodservice equipment industry veteran PJ Loy to serve as its south central regional sales manager.

Spring USA Updates Their Rep Network

Spring USA added 4Top Hospitality Solutions to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.

Private Equity Firm Buys Majority of Fuzzy’s Tacos

NRD Capital Management, a franchisee-sponsored and managed equity investment fund, purchased a majority position in Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a 90-unit Fort Worth, Texas-based brand. NRD had previously made a similar investment in Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants.

Pizza Inn Names Bafundo President

Bob Bafundo is the new president of Pizza Inn, a restaurant chain owned by multi-concept operator Rave Restaurant Group. A 30-plus year veteran of the restaurant industry, Bafundo most recently served as president of Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill.