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.

Famous Brands Updates Management and Ownership

Courtney takes over as CEO. 

Positive Sales and Customer Traffic Drive Restaurant Performance Index to 14-Month High

Restaurant operators also report an increase capital expenditures. 

Buffets, Inc. Announces Two Appointments

Romp and Allen come on board in training and development roles. 

Study Highlights Growth Opportunities for College and University Foodservice

Technomic's new report polled students on dining habits. 

Homer Laughlin Names New Division VP

Dinnerware veteran Halpin takes on new challenges.

In the Raw: Juice it UP! Looks to Expand

Juice It Up! announced plans for increased national and international expansion as the raw food movement continues its momentum.

Sizzling Better Burger Chain: Slater’s 50/50

Slater's 50/50, a Southern California chain founded by 31-year-old entrepreneur Scott Slater, has been on an expansion kick.

Mediterranean Mayhem: Trends in Dining

Two new concepts focus on the Mediterranean diet — an increasingly popular, and lighter, way of eating.

Alto-Shaam Adds Pair

Alto-Shaam announced the appointment of a new regional manager – south central and a new corporate chef.

SternoCandleLamp Hires Smith

Thad Smith takes on new role, moving from The Sterno Group. 

Starbucks Introduces Caloric Menu Board Labeling Nationwide

The coffee chain will soon add pastry case calorie labeling, too.