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.

Metz Culinary Management Acquires S&S Food Administrators

Acquisition gives Metz greater presence in Southeastern United States

Tasti D-Lite Acquires Planet Smoothie

Frozen dessert chain continues its expansion plans

Willoughby to become VP of Marketing for Frymaster

Manitowoc promotes a foodservice veteran from its Delfield brand.

Kona Grill Names Rude VP of Development

Diverse development background includes experience in restaurants and retail.

Perkins & Marie Callender's Emerges from Chapter 11

Company emerges with significantly improved balance sheet

D&W Fine Pack Seals Deal to Acquire CM Packaging Group

Acquisition adds five manufacturing locations to D&W

Wendy's to Consolidate World Headquarters

Chain set to close its Atlanta Support Center operations

Beverage-Air Names New Manufacturer's Rep

Walter Zebrowski Associates to rep areas of Northern California and Nevada

Restaurant Performance Index Held Steady in October

Restaurant operators report positive same-store sales for fifth consecutive month; more optimistic about the overall economy

Coming to the United States: 100 Montaditos

More and more international chains seem to be opening up stores on American turf these days, including London favorites Pret A Manger and Wagamama. Add to that growing list 100 Montaditos, a Spanish sandwich chain that opened its first two U.S. restaurants in Miami earlier this year.

Wingstop Reveals New, Sportier Concept

Wingstop, the 485-store chicken wing chain, debuted its new concept, Wingstop Sports, in Brownsville, Texas.