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.

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

Dattolo Joins Scotsman

Former Middleby sales pro joins the ice machine manufacturer.

National Restaurant Association Names Sr. VP of Strategic Alliances

Former Hanley Wood publishing executive Calore to help build relationships with the supplier community.

PMG to Expand its Market Reach via Acquisition

Independent manufacturers' rep firm acquires a food broker's foodservice equipment and supplies business.

Rational USA Realigns its Business Units

Combi oven manufacturer creates three new functional areas.

SHFM to Host Culinary Competition

The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management will host the SHFM Scholarship Showdown, a student culinary competition modeled after several television shows. The competition will present the winner with a scholarship.