FlashNews: First Watch Adds to Culinary Team, DFI Adds to Foodservice Portfolio and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

January 29, 2014

First Watch Bolsters Culinary Team FE&S FlashNews

First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch chain, named Shane Schaibly its director of culinary/corporate chef. He will also focus on First Watch’s on menu strategy, recipe development, ingredient sourcing, product forecasting and procurement.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Adds to Development Team FE&S FlashNews

Bill Robards is the new vice president of store development for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. In this role, Robards will manage the brand’s growth and expansion plans in the U.S.

Forecasting 2014: A Closer Look FE&S FlashNews

This week we compare the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Forecast to Technomic’s updated numbers and explore the significance of a variety of foodservice-related economic indicators.

Diversified Foodservice Supply Acquires Mill Hardware & Food Service FE&S FlashNews

Diversified Foodservice Supply has acquired Mill Hardware & Food Service, a distributor of foodservice parts, supplies, and accessories to chain restaurants and their franchisees.

Wing Concepts Take Flight Together FE&S FlashNews

American Restaurant Concepts, operator and franchisor of Dick's Wings & Grill restaurants, has acquired a 50 percent interest in Paradise on Wings Franchise Group, owner and franchisor of Wing Nutz, a chicken wing-themed restaurant chain.

Remembering John Bridgins FE&S FlashNews

John A. Bridgins of J.H. Bridgins & Associates, Inc., an Alexandria, Va.-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. He was 62 years old.

Chain Profile: Pie Five Pizza FE&S FlashNews

Combining new high-speed ovens with a highly customizable menu, this Dallas-based chain is ready to make a name for itself in the fast-casual pizza segment.

Schwartz Griffin Joins WFF Team FE&S FlashNews

Deborah Schwartz Griffin is the new director, business development for the Women's Foodservice Forum, a leadership development organization in the foodservice sector. In this role, Schwartz Griffin is responsible for business development and sales to generate new strategic relationships and revenue.

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