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H. Weiss Buys Part of BRC Commercial Kitchens

Deal involves a pair of FEDA members.

Rockovits Joins Metz Culinary Management

Will work with school districts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Quiznos Names Mathis President and CEO

Former Domino's Pizza and UPS veteran takes over on July 30.

This Week in Foodservice: Did the Restaurant Industry Add 10,000+ Locations Last Year?

 

Is the number of restaurants growing or contracting? The National Restaurant Association says yes while other data says no. You decide.

Retail Sales Continue to Slide

While overall retail sales continue to struggle, the restaurant and bar segment remain somewhat of a bright spot for the U.S. economy.

Ace Mart Adds Salemi

Former Electrolux veteran joins the San Antonio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership.

Darden Agrees to Buy Yard House

The 39-unit restaurant chain will become part of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group.

Consumer Reports Evaluates Full-Serve Restaurant Chains

A study done by the prestigious consumer-based magazine shows how tight the competition in the restaurant community really is. Also, blogger Jerry Stiegler takes a look at the continued mixed economic news, exploring jobs data both in and outside of the restaurant industry and a variety of other indicators, as well as some chain expansion news.

Be Prepared When Buying Unknown Equipment

With operator budgets remaining tight due to a variety of economic factors, the temptation remains to buy used or lesser-known foodservice equipment in order to save a few bucks. Here are a few tips to help foodservice operators tell the good opportunities from the bad.

FE&S LEED and Energy Star Webcast Follow Up Questions

More than 500 foodservice professionals registered for FE&S' Webcast: What Foodservice Professionals Need to Know about Energy Star and LEED. The free hour-long webcast featured a lively question and answer segment that saw participants quizzing panelists Tarah Schroeder of Ricca Newmark Design and Richard Young and David Zabrowski of the Food Service Technology Center about all things Energy Star and LEED.

Slight Retreat for the NRA's Restaurant Performance Index in May

Restaurant operators maintained a positive outlook in May, the only catch is that it was not quite as positive as recent months. And that set of mixed results is indicative of the overall U.S. economic climate, foodservice included.