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.

ABC Members Present Supplier Awards

Vollrath and Libbey take inaugural Willhelm award.

Starbucks Unveils Two Flagship Stores in China

Starbucks opened a pair of locations in China featuring new design concepts to help provide what the company describes as an elevated experience.

Snacking Influences Small Plate Consumption, Technomic Finds

Consumer purchases of appetizers and other "small plates" are nearing pre-recession levels, according to Chicago-based research firm Technomic.

Starbucks Introduces "Artisan" Style Baked Goods

We caught up with a Starbucks spokesperson who gave us the lowdown on the new La Boulange line of freshly made baked goods and pastries the chain serves warm.

Food Truck Frenzy

A dealership builds its own food truck as a mobile test kitchen, while a husband and wife team in Kansas City, Kan. carts around artisan sausage on a simple flatbed trailer.

Slower Sales and Traffic Levels Lead to September Restaurant Performance Index Decline

Expectations Index up slightly.


Dunkin' Brands Updates Management Team

Expanded roles for Twohig and Mitchell.

Noyes to Become President of Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

Company undertakes major reimaging campaign.

Shaw Lands Operations Perch with Freebirds

Restaurant industry veteran comes over from Chipotle.

American Metalcraft Relocates

Company moves within state of Illinois. 

Newks' Operation Team Gets Moody

Krystal Restaurants' veteran joins the growing fast-casual concept.