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.

Dealer Outlook for 2012

FE&S's Dealer Forecast Study provides insights going forward to 2012 based on 2011

The Passing of Bernie Powers

Restaurant Takeout Creates Additional Revenue for Operators

Takeout does not detract from dining room traffic, Technomic study shows

Hooters Names New COO

Restaurant veteran Rothschild takes the helm

Second Annual Foodservice Sustainability Symposium Scheduled for 2012

To be held in San Francisco in October

Consultant's Summit Scheduled for March

More summits on the drawing board for next year

Metz Culinary Management Acquires S&S Food Administrators

Acquisition gives Metz greater presence in Southeastern United States

Tasti D-Lite Acquires Planet Smoothie

Frozen dessert chain continues its expansion plans

Willoughby to become VP of Marketing for Frymaster

Manitowoc promotes a foodservice veteran from its Delfield brand.

Kona Grill Names Rude VP of Development

Diverse development background includes experience in restaurants and retail.

Perkins & Marie Callender's Emerges from Chapter 11

Company emerges with significantly improved balance sheet