FlashNews: Restaurant Customer and Unit Growth Remain Flat

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 20, 2014


Gage to Lead Domino’s Team USA FE&S FlashNews

Domino’s Pizza promoted Stan Gage to executive vice president — Team USA from vice president of the company’s Americas region for international operations.


This Week in Foodservice: Operators Concerned about Sysco Merger, Unit Growth Flat and More FE&S FlashNews

Consumers kept a tight grip on their wallets in July, according to the U.S. Commerce Department but restaurant sales kept chugging along. Also, the NPD Group provides an update on unit growth while another study finds foodservice management optimistic about the future though they expressed some concerns about the Sysco/US Foods merger.


The Egg & I Restaurants Names Interim CEO After Baumhauer Passes Away FE&S FlashNews

Bill Baumhauer, CEO and chairman of the board for the Colorado-based The Egg & I Restaurants, passed away last week. Effective immediately, the board announced that Don Lamb will assume the role of interim CEO.


Red Robin Names Five New Vice Presidents FE&S FlashNews

Casual dining chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. promoted Jeff Melnick to senior vice president of operations and introduced five new regional vice presidents.


Restaurant Customer and Unit Growth Remain Flat FE&S FlashNews

Consumer traffic at restaurants remained generally flat, as did the number of restaurants between June 2013 and June 2014, according to The NPD Group’s latest study.


FE&S’ 2015 Tabletop Awards:
Call for Entries
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Foodservice operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps are invited to submit entries to FE&S’ 2015 Tabletop Performance Awards.


20 Food Safety Tips for the Next 20 Years FE&S FlashNews

For the 20th anniversary of Food Safety Month FE&S presents an hour-long webcast with a panel of foodservice experts that will draw on their years of experience as they present 20 tips that will help foodservice operators and their supply chain partners develop and maintain food-safe environments that earn customer trust and loyalty.


Green Case Study: Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen, Crystal Lake, Ill. FE&S FlashNews

For Zak Dolezal, general manager and chef at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen, an upscale yet casual gastropub in Crystal Lake, Ill., going green was as much a personal choice as a professional one.


Remembering Kenneth High FE&S FlashNews

Kenneth High of Maryland-based manufacturers’ rep firm High Sabatino Associates passed away on Aug. 12, 2014. He was 80 years old.

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