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YUM! Brands Investing $185M in KFC, Casual Dining Improving, and Much More

The NRA says their performance index drifted lower in March. Sysco reported sales and gross profit rose in the last quarter. NPD sees casual restaurant situation improving. YUM! Brands will spend $185 million on KFC including new equipment. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.

The New Fast-Casual Chef: Moving From Full Service to Limited Service

The continuing popularity of fast-casual concepts keeps drawing the attention of some of the fine-dining segment’s biggest names. But designing and equipping a fast-casual restaurant can differ greatly from developing a fine-dining concept, as one design consultant and chef point out.

When to Replace: Combi Ovens

Gas and electric combi ovens cook using hot air and/or steam and can be versatile workhorses in commercial kitchens.

When to Replace: Ventilation Systems

Components of commercial kitchen ventilation equipment include hoods, fire systems, pollution control units, grease extraction devices, controls, exhaust and make-up air systems.

To Be the Best

When you think about your career — when you think about your industry — what is it that you think about most?