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.

Shoney’s Hires New COO and Executive Chef

Wozniak and Cleveland join the Nashville-based family dining chain.

Alto-Shaam Updates Sales, Marketing and Culinary Teams

Adds five to roster.

The Krystal Company Appoints Gallagher to a Vice President Post

Former Steak ‘n Shake executive to assume assets and implementation role.

MEIKO Hires Moseley for Marketing

Heidi Moseley is the new marketing coordinator for Meiko USA, Inc.

West Joins T&S Brass Marketing Department

Erin West joined T&S Brass and Bronze Works as a marketing product analyst.

Carpigiani Appoints Klingler to a Senior Vice President Position

Penny Klingler is the new senior vice president of key accounts for the North America Division of Carpigiani, an Ali Group company.

Fuller Blasts to Leadership Position with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Former Johnny Rockets executive assumes leadership position with the coffee and tea-based concept. 

Papa John's Promotes Heelan

Papa John's International, Inc. promoted Edmond Heelan to senior vice president of North American operations and global operations support and training.

Robot Coupe Promotes Keith

Kevin Keith was appointed to the position of national project manager for Robot Coupe U.S.A.

New Jersey Rep Firm Moves to a New Home

Restaurant Performance Index Rose in July

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 102.7 in July, an increase of 0.7 percent from June. This marks the RPI’s first gain in three months. Any reading in excess of 100 means a period of expansion among the index of key restaurant industry indicators.