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.

Remembering John Bridgins

Diversified Foodservice Supply Acquires Mill Hardware & Food Service

Cleveland-based distributor joins DFI's portfolio of companies that includes All Points, FMP and Tundra.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Adds to Development Team

Former Starbucks executive joins the coffee chain as a vice president.

Wing Concepts Take Flight Together

American Restaurant Concepts buys a 50 percent stake in Wing Nutz.

First Watch Bolsters Culinary Team

Schaibly joins the multi-unit operator as director of culinary.

Schwartz Griffin Joins WFF Team

Foodservice industry veteran assumes business development role.

Restaurant Sales Data for 2013, Improving Service Raises the Bottom Line and Much More

This week we take a look at December retail sales and how restaurants fared last month and for all of 2013. We will also look at the affect improved service has on fast food sales, and much more.

Mirkovich Associates Acquires Casper Marketing

The independent manufacturers' rep firm will go to market as Mirkovich-Casper

Restaurant Industry to Experience Moderate Growth This Year

NRA predicts 2014 will be the fifth consecutive year of growth for the restaurant industry.

MAFSI Announces 2014 Award Winners

The Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) recognized a series of members and other foodservice professionals with the organization's annual awards. 

Franke Buys FIFO

Company to remain in Canada.