March 14, 2012
Solutions Four Comes to Chicago on April 4
A quartet of foodservice-focused organizations — AHF, FCSI, NACUFS and SFM — will host Solutions Four, a half-day educational seminar the afternoon of April 4 in Chicago.
Winston Taps Martino to Lead Northeast Sales Activity
Tony Martino has joined Winston Industries as a territory sales executive for the foodservice equipment manufacturer in the Northeast.
FE&S Special Editorial
Einstein Noah Promotes Unger
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. promoted Brian Unger to the newly created position of chief restaurant officer from executive vice president of operations.
Frisch’s Agrees to Sell Golden Corral Business Segment
Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. agreed to sell the assets of its Golden Corral operations and real estate consisting of restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to NRD Holdings, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
New England Rep Group Adds Test Kitchen and Salesperson
Dave Swain Associates, a Westford, Mass.-based independent foodservice manufacturers’ rep firm, announced that Tim DeGraves has joined its team in a sales role. DSA also announced the company has moved into a new 9,000-square-foot location that includes a 1,500-square-foot test kitchen.
Vulcan VTEC Series Charbroilers Featuring IRX™ Infrared Technology
Introducing Vulcan’s VTEC Series Charbroilers, featuring our patented IRXTM infrared burner technology. It’s the only Charbroiler platform that delivers enhanced productivity, unmatched energy efficiency, ease of operation and superior food quality .
New CEO, Development Officer Ready to Take Flight at Wild Wing Café
William Prather, former CEO of Hardees and executive vice president and head of worldwide operations for Burger King, is the new chief executive officer for Wild Wing Café. David Leonardo, former franchise development executive for Wendy’s, Arby’s and Burger King, joins Wild Wing Café as its chief development officer.
Manitowoc Names Hedgcock VP of Strategy and Sourcing
Manitowoc Foodservice named John Hedgcock its new vice president of strategy and sourcing.
FE&S Points to the Product Showcase
Every month, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) highlights the newest foodservice equipment on the market. Seven categories of products cover everything from tabletop and furnishings to cooking and storage.
Metz Joins Nor-Lake
Phil Metz is the new national accounts manager for Nor-Lake, a manufacturer of foodservice equipment.
Rakers Joins U.S Cooler Sales Force
Brian Rakers is the new regional sales manager for U.S. Cooler’s Midwestern territory including most of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Corner Bakery Names New VP of Franchise Sales
Jonathan Benjamin joined Corner Bakery Cafe as vice president of franchise sales. Benjamin is a former Vice President of Development at Wyndham Worldwide, Global Hyatt, and US Franchise Systems, Inc.