Employees Purchase Henny Penny, Reengineering the Kitchen for Customers and Much More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

January 14, 2015


This Week in Foodservice: Casual Dining Turns Corner, Arby’s Revamp Pays Off and Much More FE&S FlashNews

Knapp-Track finds reasons for optimism among the casual-dining chains. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index (finally) turns positive. Employment reports are pretty good and that includes foodservice hiring. These items and a whole lot more.


Delaware North Updates
Management Team
FE&S FlashNews

Louis Jacobs and Jeremy Jacobs Jr. have been named co-chief executive officers for Delaware North, a large, privately held global hospitality and foodservice company. Their father Jeremy Jacobs has held this post since 1968.


Employees Purchase Henny Penny from the Cobb Family FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Henny Penny has become employee-owned through the sale of its stock to a newly-formed employee stock ownership plan. The transaction ensures that Henny Penny and Wood Stone, previously owned by the Cobb family, will remain privately held. Steve Cobb, currently chairman of Henny Penny, will continue in this role.


Server Products Introduced Western Regional Sales Manager FE&S FlashNews

Ron Zuehlsdorf is the new western regional sales manager for Server Products, a manufacturer of portion-controlled dispensing equipment and items that hold ambient, chilled and heated products at the point of use.


Montague Names New VP of Sales and Marketing FE&S FlashNews

The Montague Company introduced Joe Deckelman as vice president of sales and marketing.


Goodman Joins Orange Leaf
Frozen Yogurt
FE&S FlashNews

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt appointed Geoff Goodman to serve as the chain's president.


Reengineering the Kitchen to Serve the
New Consumer
FE&S FlashNews

With full-service and casual dining growth at one percent last year, competition for the diner's dollar continues to escalate. Operators continue to seek new ways to entice customers to frequent their restaurants as opposed to eating in alternative locations down the street. To do this, foodservice operators keep looking for ways to satisfy the evolving demands of socially-networked, technology-savvy, issue-conscious consumers.


Ali Group to Promote a Pair FE&S FlashNews

Kevin Fink will become executive vice president of the Ali Group, effective March 2, 2015. Fink, who currently serves as president of Ice-O-Matic, Ali Group's Denver, Colorado–based ice machine manufacturer, will relocate to Ali Group's Milan, Italy, headquarters. In addition, Ali Group promoted Keith Kelly to president of Ice-O-Matic, effective February 1, 2015.


Remembering Michael Halstead of the TriMark Gill Group FE&S FlashNews

Michael Halstead, regional vice president of TriMark Gill Group, has passed away. Halstead oversaw the Western region of TriMark Gill Group.

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