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.

Sixth Street Showcases Craft Beer at Horseshoe Casino

In response to the rising popularity of beer within the food and beverage culture, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., converted a wine bar into the Sixth Street Bar, a space featuring local craft brews.

Concept Closeup: Smoke

Keeping with the restolounge trend, the prolific Los Angeles-based Brosephs Restaurant Group opened Smoke, a high-end steakhouse and finer-dining operation in West Hollywood, Calif.

Juice Bars on the Rise

With buzzwords like "cleanse" and "detox" circulating in health and wellness communities, the popularity of juice bars continues to rise.

Growth in the B&I Segment and Action Cooking

As more companies strive to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees, they are making a renewed commitment to business and industry foodservice operations. Once an afterthought, these operations now embrace major foodservice industry trends including farm to table menus and kiosks that support flexible beverage and dining options during non-peak periods.

NAFEM Names New Board Members

Annual board includes three incumbants.


MAFSI Business Baromter Forecasts Steady Growth for Q1 2013

Q4 2012 met predicted growth.

National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation Elect New Officers, Board Members

Officers and board members from across the United States and a variety of executive positions.

Noncommercial Foodservice Showing Signs of Growth

Healthcare segment leads among sub-segments. 

Blendtec Appoints New CEO

Former consultant and private equity manager Reed Beus takes helm.

National Restaurant Association Announces 2013 Kitchen Innovations Awards Recipients

Advances in Foodservice Equipment Honored in Industry Award at NRA Show 2013.

COEX Innovation Awards Recognize Foodservice Operators

Wendy's, Smashburger, Panera Bread, Noodles & Company honored by IFMA.