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.
bd’s Mongolian Grill has purchased fast-casual Asian chain Flat Top Grill. Flat Top Grill and bd’s Mongolian Grill will maintain their names and individual concepts, and the bd’s operations and marketing teams will now support both restaurants.
Students at Misericordia University weigh the food waste of a lunch period to determine effectiveness of the campaign.
As part of its 12th annual Holiday Social, the Northeast chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) donated $15,000 for the Community Servings, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization. Community Servings is a food and nutrition program that provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses.
Microbreweries or craft breweries continue to give big beer brands a run for their money. In fact, many craft breweries, such as Minnesota-based Surly, have their own restaurants and other culinary outlets.
The Homer Laughlin China Company promoted Katie McIlvain to foodservice and general marketing manager. McIlvain has been with the company for six years.
Multi-concept operator Glacier Restaurant Group has bought the Max & Erma’s restaurant chain from American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH). Max & Erma’s is a casual dining concept with 51 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Midwest.
Former Starbucks executive Doug Satzman has joined Le Pain Quotidien Bakery & Restaurant as its U.S. chief executive officer. Satzman will oversee 87 restaurants and the concept’s bakery production centers.