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Middleby Purchases Follett

Private Equity Firm Prepares to Buy Krispy Kreme

In a deal valued at an estimated $1.35 billion, JAB Beech Inc. has agreed to acquire Krispy Kreme. At the close of the transaction, Krispy Kreme will be privately owned and will continue to be independently operated from Krispy Kreme’s current headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jamba to Relocate to Texas

Company to open a new test kitchen in its Whirl’d Center.

SEFA Announces 2016 Award Winners

SEFA, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, announced its annual award winners. Among the 34 award winners, Restaurant Depot and Jetro Cash ‘N Carry were named SEFA Member of the Year. SEFA also presented The Vollrath Company with its Supplier of the Year Award.

Private Equity Firm Prepares to Buy Pink Taco

Parent company of Real Mex Restaurants to add the rock-n-roll themed Mexican concept to its growing portfolio.

Help the Supply Chain Help Customers Through Better Communication

Members of the supply chain begin working closer together to stave off service-related issues to ensure that the equipment foodservice operators purchase lives up to its brand promise.

Cini-Little’s William Eaton to Receive FE&S’ 2016 Hall of Fame Award

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly announces that William Eaton, chairman of foodservice consulting firm Cini-Little, is the recipient of its 2016 Hall of Fame Award. Eaton will accept his award during FE&S’ 2016 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which will take place May 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

Repair, Replace or Retrofit: How new Refrigeration Regulations Impact Service

The new refrigeration regulations developed by the Environmental Protection Agency will spice up the conversation that surrounds a foodservice operator’s decision to repair or replace an existing piece of equipment. A veteran service agent outlines some of the factors foodservice operators will have to weigh moving forward.

Ace Mart Named FE&S’ 2016 Dealer of the Year

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies proudly names Ace Mart Restaurant Supply the magazine’s 2016 Dealer of the Year.

Lessons Learned from Legendary Leaders

They say that art imitates life. In some instances, though, life could be better served by imitating art. In this thought-provoking piece, consultant Matthew Mabel outlines five key lessons members of the foodservice industry, including operators, consultants and other members of the supply chain, can learn from the legendary David Bowie.

What’s Hot in 2016

Every year, the National Restaurant Association reveals its anticipated What’s Hot survey results collected from chefs and other members of the American Culinary Federation, which sheds light on new trends in the industry as well as perennial ones making it to more mainstream status. While the list revolves mainly around food trends, it has many implications when it comes to design and equipment. We picked out a few of our favorites.