Rational USA Realigns, C-Store Operators Polls on Minimum Wage and Much More

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October 29, 2014

This Week in Foodservice: C-Store Operators Mixed Feelings On Minimum Wage, Colorado’s Hiring Boom and Much More FE&S FlashNews

New data on a minimum wage increase. Consumer prices for restaurants continue to climb but less than at supermarkets. Colorado is the tops in restaurant hiring. C-store consolidation picks up.

Rational USA Realigns its Business Units FE&S FlashNews

Rational USA developed a new structure that consists of three business units. Each unit will function independently, allowing them to pursue their own goals.

SHFM Announces Directors’ Award
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The Society of Hospitality and Foodservice Management presented six members of the foodservice industry with its Directors Awards, which recognize those individuals that go above and beyond in serving the association and the industry.

Electro Freeze Promotes Klingler FE&S FlashNews

As part of a company initiative to grow sales abroad, Electro Freeze promoted Penny Klingler to the newly created position of senior vice president of international sales. Klingler will direct the company’s sales, service and support in all countries and regions outside the continental U.S. as well as all U.S.-based chain export business.

Remembering Vincent Guarriello FE&S FlashNews

Vincent Guarriello, a former executive vice president for Blodgett Ovens, died on October 17. He was 93 years old.

National Restaurant Association Names Sr. VP of Strategic Alliances FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association hired Jeffrey Calore to serve as its senior vice president of strategic alliances.

PMG to Expand its Market Reach via Acquisition FE&S FlashNews

PMG, a California-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, will acquire the foodservice equipment and supplies division from Marketsmart Inc., a Northern California food broker. The deal will take effect on January 1, 2015.

Chain Profile: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar FE&S FlashNews

Thanks to high-end ingredients, a chef-driven menu and an unusual partnership with another chain, Bad Daddy’s is poised to take its award-winning burgers national.

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