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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.

Recruiting the Next Generation

Designing foodservice operations to meet the expectations of Millennials and other emerging generations remains a topic of constant discussion. Equally important, though is recruiting Millennials to become the next generation of restaurant and foodservice industry workers.

Travel Centers of America to Acquire Quaker Steak & Lube

Restaurant Performance Index Takes Tiny Step Back in September

66 percent of operators made a capital expenditure in the past three months.

Tellock Departs Manitowoc

Manitowoc Prepares to Shift Manufacturing from its Cleveland Plant

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer also plans to shut a California distribution center.

Yum! Brands to Spin Off Its China Operation

Company strives to become a pure-play franchisor.

Trick or Treat: How to Determine the Right Equipment for the Job

Every piece of equipment offers many features and benefits but not all are right for every foodservice operation. When you find the right piece, it’s a treat. But when you spec the wrong item, operators can feel tricked. In honor of Halloween, we caught up with a couple of consultants to hear their thoughts on the key considerations when making informed specifying decisions to ensure operators enjoy more treats than tricks and steer clear from any ghastly situations.