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June 3, 2015

Restaurant Performance Index Hits 102.7 in April FE&S FlashNews

Stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels drove the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) to a 0.5 increase in April. The monthly composite index of economic indicators for the restaurant industry stood at 102.7.

Singer Equipment Company Adds to Contract Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Singer Equipment Company introduced Joe Turner as its newest contract salesperson. A 27-year veteran of the foodservice equipment industry, Turner will work from Indiana.

Turbo Charitable Foundation Now Accepts 2015 Scholarship Applications

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Any college student whose family annual income is less than $60,000 is welcome to apply for scholarships from the Turbo Charitable Foundation. The application form can be downloaded here and the deadline for entry is June 26, 2015. The Turbo Charitable Foundation scholarship is to give financial aids to college students with economic challenges.
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This Week in Foodservice: GDP Declines, RPI Rises, Restaurant Delivery Gains Traction and More FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association reports its performance index increased moderately in April. The first quarter GDP estimate shows the economic recovery continues to struggle. Sysco and US Foods await a decision on their merger. The Munchery meal delivery company raises big bucks for expansion. KFC and Taco Bell will test delivery. Burger King is back to number two in sales. These stories and a lot more in This Week in Foodservice.

Show Stoppers: A Look at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show FE&S FlashNews

Amid a sea of new and innovative products, one particular development caught the eye of FE&S blogger Juan Martinez. Want to find out which emerging foodservice equipment trend stole the show? Read on.

Alto-Shaam Updates International Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Alto-Shaam announced that Mark Kreple, senior vice president of international sales, is moving into a consulting role with the company. The company has promoted Matthew Cottrell to vice president of international sales.

Farmer Boys Restaurant Harvests New President FE&S FlashNews

Farmer Boys Restaurants promoted Karen Eadon to president and chief operating officer from chief marketing officer. She replaces Ken Clark, a 30-plus-year veteran of the restaurant industry who joined Farmer Boys Restaurants in 2006.

Spittle Becomes Pitco President FE&S FlashNews

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby Corporation promoted Steve Spittle to president of its Pitco brand. Spittle previously served as Pitco’s vice president of sales.

On-Site Profile: The Big Salad Takes Root at the University of Michigan Hospital Café FE&S FlashNews

The Big Salad’s newest location at the University of Michigan (UM) Hospital Café on the Ann Arbor campus represents the blooming concept's seventh unit system wide.

First Watch Hatches Acquisition of
The Egg & I
FE&S FlashNews

First Watch Restaurants has acquired The Egg & I Restaurants, a chain based in Centennial, Colo. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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