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.

Allmendinger Joins the Culinary Institute of America Team

Longtime publishing executive becomes co-director of CIA Consulting.

Chain Operating Report for Nov. 11

The chain restaurants making news this week include Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, Bojangles' Chicken and Biscuits, CKE Restaurants, The Melting Pot Restaurants and others.

SHFM Honors Von Kaenel and Eliatamby

SHFM gives pair of awards.

Centerplate Names Verros CEO

Hospitality industry veteran drops interim tag for the contract feeder.

Gibbs to Become Global Pizza Hut President

Skeans to become president of Pizza Hut International.

Rock & Brews Ready to Roll with Reynolds

Restaurant industry veteran charged with expanding the emerging chain's presence.

E3 Forms a Smallwares and Tabletop Arm

MAFSI member company taps foodservice industry veteran Travis to lead its 4Top company.

Herring to Become Unified Brands' President

Former Avery Dennison pro to lead the multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Trending: Cheese, Glorious Cheese

Food trucks and restaurants continue to capitalize on single-subject concepts, many serving grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches as the "melt" trend continues to grow coast to coast. Just this year, a number of new grilled cheese concepts opened across the country in the form of small and emerging chains with menus full of fresh produce, artisan cheeses, organic meats and whole-grain, even gluten-free, bread. A handful pair their 'wiches with homemade soups and salads.

Adam Don Foundation Outing Helps Various Chicago Area Charities

The 9th annual Adam Don Foundation Golf Outing raised more than $50,000 for The First Tee of Greater Chicago, Northern Illinois Food Bank and PADS Crisis Services.

Healthy Vending Machine Debuts at Marriott

Consumers continue to show an interest in eating foods they perceive to be healthier.