Foodservice Opinions

Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.

A Service Pro You Should Know: Dan Poulin, Vice President of Operations/Service, Pine Tree Food Equipment, Gray, Maine

Career options seem endless for many high school students who often go on to college and even change majors several times. For Pine Tree Food Equipment’s Dan Poulin, though, the transition from student to professional was pretty straightforward.

Cornell Study Supports Wage Increases, NPD Group Talks Traffic and More

The National Restaurant Association reports the industry continues to grow. The NPD Group says restaurant traffic has now recovered from the recession. Cornell University thinks an increasing minimum wage is good for foodservice. Mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry were down sharply last year compared to 2014. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Learning Curiosity

In life and business, false influences regularly overtake realism and diminish innovation and curiosity. And nowhere is that more prevalent than in today’s foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

Meet Me in Paris…

Some see it as a watershed moment in human history; an acknowledgement of our mutual self-interest and the ultimate need for cooperation in order to survive played out on a global scale.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Chain restaurants will continue to push for better user interfaces that help maximize use of labor and ensure consistent production of menu items.

Avoiding the Icebergs Ahead

While it appears the industry is getting hit with a one-two punch from the DOE and EPA, that’s not entirely the case.

Foodservice Pro: Michael Manzo, Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Mike’s Subs

We don’t specifically target any group but try to stay involved in our communities by supporting little leagues, band, grammar schools, high schools and sports teams.

Competitors Take on All-Day Breakfast, Chipotle's Image Woes and More

Casual-dining chains same-store sales were up marginally in November. How competitors can take on McDonald’s all-day breakfast. Christmas season drives restaurant sales. Krispy Kreme is adding baristas to boost coffee sales. Chipotle’s image plummets. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice. 

Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes, All-Day Breakfast Boom Continues and More

Government stats say restaurants continue to lead retail sales. All-day breakfast drives traffic and sales for McDonald’s. Chipotle encounters more food safety problems. The National Restaurant Association will challenge the New York minimum wage in court. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

More Minimum Wage Debate, NRA to Sue NYC, and More

Operators continue to wrestle with wage increases. Foodservice remains a leader in new hires. The CEO of CKE blasts the recent NLRB decision on joint employment. The National Restaurant Association will sue New York City over the menu labeling rule on sodium. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Foodservice Showing Gains: Casual Dining and Big Three Chains Up, Among Others

The NRA says foodservice showed a moderate gain in October. Casual dining chains saw comp-store sales decline in October. Big three hamburger chains are expected to have strong sales in October and November. McDonald’s all-day breakfast may be hurting family dining operators. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.