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.

Marino Becomes President of IceLink

Tom Marino was named president of IceLink, a company that specializes in high-speed, high-volume ice transport systems for the restaurant, casino and theater segments of the foodservice industry.

Smashburger Names New Chief Brand Officer

Smashburger co-founder Tom Ryan will assume the role of chief brand officer for the fast-casual burger concept. Ryan and partner Rick Schaden co-founded Smashburger in 2007. Ryan has since served as chief concept officer, overseeing product development and quality standards.

Edward Don Names New Regional Sales Manager

Edward Don & Company has promoted Scott Peeler to serve as a regional sales manager. In his new role, Peeler becomes responsible for Edward Don & Company’s territories in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and northern sections of Florida.

Nolan Becomes President of Smashburger

Michael Nolan was promoted to president of Smashburger, a fast-casual concept. Nolan joined Smashburger in February of this year as executive vice president and chief development officer.

Johnny Rockets Blasts Off with Brand Refresh

In a move that coincides with the chain’s 30th anniversary, Johnny Rockets took the wraps off a major brand refresh that the chain plans to phase in at its existing corporate restaurants, both domestic and international, by the end of the year.