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.

Economic Reports Confounding, Panera Bread Takeover Rumors True, Delivery Expansions and More

If you’re confused about the economy, you’re not alone. Panera takeover rumors true. YUM’s CEO thinks automation will eventually come to foodservice kitchens. Domino’s Pizza will test delivery robots in Europe. Jack in the Box is offering delivery service in more than 200 cities. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.


All aspects of the foodservice industry love the romance of the entrepreneur. The story usually involves someone having a vision and the determination to see it through and applies equally to operators, consultants, dealers, reps and service agents.

By Any Other Name …

It is noteworthy that Mark Freeman, recipient of FE&S' 2017 Hall of Fame award, was the president of the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management, (SHFM), when that organization took the bold step of changing its name and added the "H" for hospitality to its already well-recognized acronym of SFM.

Your Table is Ready

Regardless of the segment, food and beverage programs represent the operator's creativity. When thoughtfully curated, the tabletop and beverageware can serve as a canvas that not only showcases that creativity but also help drive profitability.

Efficient Relevance?

Foodservice Hiring Up; 3-D Printer Pizza; Restaurant Surcharges; and More


What Does Transformation Look Like in School Foodservice?

The primary education system (grades pre-K and K-12) within our country and across the world is undergoing fundamental changes.

Presentation. Presentation. Presentation.

People eat with their eyes first.

Kitchen Plumbing: Form Must Follow Function

When it's all laid out in a beautifully crafted rendering or sketch, a new kitchen design is a sight to behold.

Killers Slay …

No, this isn't another all-too-familiar headline from the day's news, this is a shout-out to the closing party at The NAFEM Show 2017. The band The Killers won over a crowd that seemed pretty equally divided between enthusiasts, keenly anticipating the evening, and Baby Boomers who weren't too sure about what to expect. It turned out to be a bold choice and a home run for The NAFEM Show's Trade Show Advisory Council. Closing night capped off a great show. I would estimate the crowds to have been well over a million people, maybe a million and a half.