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.

Concept Closeup: PARK

This one-year-old Cambridge, Mass.-based restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square blends a pronounced bar with four distinct dining spaces for an all-night eating and drinking affair.


Meatless Everyday at Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill, a rapidly-expanding, vegetarian- and vegan-friendly concept based in Santa Monica, Calif., announced the opening of its 18th location in Encino.

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Sales Fall Short of Projections but Keep Growing

MAFSI members' feedback indicates the sales pipeline is starting to fill. 

KOLD-DRAFT Sold to Legacy Companies

KOLD-DRAFT's wares will be available internationally. 

Henny Penny Names New Corporate Chef

Benjamin Leingang joins foodservice equipment manufacturer after working in a culinary role with an automobile manufacturer.

Military Foodservice Awards Winners Announced

National Restaurant Association’s Military Foundation and Hennessy Awards recognize  excellence in military foodservice operations worldwide.

Hobson Promoted to SVP of Operations at Jack in the Box

Long-time team member ascends ranks.


Remembering Reps McCarthy and Sabatino

A pair of MAFSI members passed away on May 22. 

Restaurant Traffic Holds Steady in First Quarter and Spending Increases

NPD data projects 2.7 percent increase in consumer spending by year's end. 

Ollie Wilkes Receives Inaugural FE&S Lifetime Achievement Award

Hotel and Restaurant Supply’s vice president recognized for a decades-long career that has earned the respect of customers and suppliers alike. 

Moralejo Joins Church's Chicken

Burger King veteran assumes executive position at quick-service chicken chain.