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.

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

What happens when the foodservice industry reports growth but fails to meet expectations? Well, the results are open for interpretation, writes blogger Jerry Stiegler in This Week in Foodservice.

Lessons Learned

A cross the top of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's website are three phrases that seem to describe the organization's objectives: "Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations." And I can't think of a better way to describe why we at FE&S are recognizing David Stafford Sr. of Stafford-Smith with the magazine's 2012 Hall of Fame Award.

The Current World of Healthcare According to Dan Henroid

The 2012 IFMA Silver Plate winner in healthcare discusses foodservice and sustainability challenges at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Embrace Your Reality

The concept of running sustainable, environmentally friendly foodservice operations is far from new. That being the case, why haven't we, as an industry, made more progress in this area?

Oh, What a Night!

This was the subject line of one of the first of many, many e-mails, calls and even handwritten notes I received following this year's Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala. Oh, what a night, indeed. Some of the evening's highlights include a record-sized crowd, excitement, humor, good will and even a few tears.

A Look Back at the 2012 NRA Show

Sous vide, energy efficiency took center stage for the foodservice equipment community during the 2012 NRA Show.

This Week in Foodservice for May 29, 2012

Do Americans have an unlimited love for hamburgers?

NRA 2012 Wrap-Up

Juan Martinez reviews his favorite things about the 2012 NRA Show.

This Week in Foodservice: May 15, 2012

Longtime foodservice industry observer Jerry Stiegler shares some economic and foodservice industry-related data. This week's article includes the Knapp Track Report, financial results for a number of chains and more.

This Week in Foodservice: May 8, 2012

Jerry Stiegler's Green Sheet comes to FE&S as a regular feature.

How FCSI Consultants Make Equipment Selections

Foodservice equipment: the operator needs it and the equipment manufacturer, rep and dealer want to sell and install it. One of the major responsibilities of a professional foodservice design consultant is the selection and specification of the foodservice equipment used in the design of an institutional or commercial foodservice project. The projects can be as simple as a small church kitchen used once or twice a month or as complex as a centralized kitchen responsible for producing 100,000 or more meals a day.