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.

Perkins & Marie Callender's Emerges from Chapter 11

Company emerges with significantly improved balance sheet

D&W Fine Pack Seals Deal to Acquire CM Packaging Group

Acquisition adds five manufacturing locations to D&W

Wendy's to Consolidate World Headquarters

Chain set to close its Atlanta Support Center operations

Beverage-Air Names New Manufacturer's Rep

Walter Zebrowski Associates to rep areas of Northern California and Nevada

Restaurant Performance Index Held Steady in October

Restaurant operators report positive same-store sales for fifth consecutive month; more optimistic about the overall economy

Coming to the United States: 100 Montaditos

More and more international chains seem to be opening up stores on American turf these days, including London favorites Pret A Manger and Wagamama. Add to that growing list 100 Montaditos, a Spanish sandwich chain that opened its first two U.S. restaurants in Miami earlier this year.

Wingstop Reveals New, Sportier Concept

Wingstop, the 485-store chicken wing chain, debuted its new concept, Wingstop Sports, in Brownsville, Texas.

Einstein Noah Buys Kettleman Bagel Co.

Quick-casual bagel chain adds five-unit concept based in Oregon

Chain Operating Report for Nov. 30

Developing new site models, current and future franchise expansion, financing news and more are covered in this week's restaurant chain operating report.

C-Stores Continue to Nip at Heels of Fast Food

Technomic research notes c-stores cater to cravings, convenience

Krispy Kreme Names Kenneth May President and COO

Former logistics company president to take the helm.