RPI Bounces Back, Global Fast Food Market Rises, Ohana Buys Roys and Much More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

December 3, 2014


Stutz Becomes President of
McAlister’s Deli
FE&S FlashNews

Carin Stutz is the new president of McAlister’s Deli, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than 330 locations across 24 states.


This Week in Foodservice: RPI Bounces Back, Global Fast Food Market on the Rise, and Much More FE&S FlashNews

The Restaurant Performance Index bounced back in October. Global fast food charges ahead. McDonald’s and KFC are doing a great job with social media. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.


Restaurant Performance Index Climbs to 102.8 in October FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 102.8 in October, an increase of 1.8 percent from September.


MPM Food Equipment Group Moves into a Larger Facility FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer MPM Food Equipment Group has opened a 48,000-square-foot warehouse and office space complex at 236 Egidi Drive in Wheeling, Ill.

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Mantowoc KitchenCare Extended Warranty Program

Extend the warranty on your equipment with Manitowoc KitchenCare®. For a price that is typically less than just one service visit, customers can extend their original factory warranty for one year on select brands, including Cleveland, Dean, Delfield, Frymaster, and Garland. All service work performed by factory authorized service agents using genuine OEM parts. Visit www.mtwkitchencare.com.
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Ohana Buys Roy’s from Bloomin’ Brands FE&S FlashNews

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has agreed to sell all of its interests in its Roy’s concept, including 20 company-owned restaurants, to United Ohana, LLC, a new company formed by Sunil Dharod.


Texas Roadhouse Updates
Management Team
FE&S FlashNews

Steve Ortiz, chief operating officer of Texas Roadhouse, Inc., will retire effective January 12, 2015. The company also announced the promotion of Doug Thompson to vice president of operations.


Sonic Opens Culinary Innovation Center FE&S FlashNews

As part of its strategy to open 1,000 new locations in 10 years, Sonic Drive-In opened a Culinary Innovation Center.


Trends: Coffee Is the New Black FE&S FlashNews

Bad coffee can break a foodservice operation, but good coffee beats the competition. These days, coffee — like beer, wine and cocktails — is going craft. It’s time to take this beverage category much more seriously. Restaurants nationwide, from fast food to full service, are waking up to coffee’s potential to perk up profits.

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