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.

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.

Pizza Hut Lands in South Africa

Pizza Hut opened its first restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in September

Same-store sales and customer traffic results were mixed.

Champion Adds Richelieu and Gatschet to its Team