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.

Steady Restaurant Industry Performance Index, Chipotle to Test Drive-Thru Service

Restaurant industry performance in June was consistent with May, per the National Restaurant Association. McDonald’s quarterly financial performance exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts. Buffalo Wild Wings opened its B-Dub Express concept in Minnesota. Chipotle Mexican Grill will add a drive-thru window as a test to one of the chain’s Ohio locations. These stories and a lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Looking Forward and Staying Nimble

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are often the ones to lead the charge during times of change. One way to be part of the solution is to help start-ups.

The Stakes Are So Large …

August is our annual healthcare issue, and this year, it comes amid a great national debate about healthcare. Fundamental questions about whether access to healthcare is a right of citizenship, a basic human right or a benefit that should be bought and paid for on an individual basis, have led to a feverish political debate pitting those on all sides of the issue against one another.

It’s Complicated

Ask any foodservice operator and they will rightfully tell you their business is pretty complicated. But nowhere is that more the case than in today's healthcare foodservice industry.

A Pro You Should Know: Frederick Buchanan, Executive Chef, Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community (Cura Hospitality)

Chef Frederick Buchanan serves Cura Hospitality, which manages the foodservice at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community. A 34-year veteran of the industry, with 21 of those years spent in contract foodservice management, Buchanan has worked to enhance resident and patient satisfaction through innovative food programs.