Foodservice Industry Continues to Battle for Market Share, McDonald’s Has Mounting Franchisee Problems and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

June 10, 2015

Standex Refrigeration Group Names New VP of Marketing FE&S FlashNews

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group promoted Jack McDonald to vice president of marketing and business development. In his new role McDonald takes responsibility for driving marketing and business development initiatives for Nor-Lake and Master-Bilt.

This Week in Foodservice: Mounting Franchisee Problems for McD’s, NYC’s Fast Food Growth and More FE&S FlashNews

McDonald’s franchisees face numerous problems. Foodservice operators kept hiring in May. New York City fast food employment grew 87 percent in the last 15 years. NPD Group says traffic was flat but menu price increases drove dollar sales. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.

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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Foodservice Industry Continues to Battle for Market Share FE&S FlashNews

Despite flat traffic levels, foodservice spending increased 3 percent for the year ending April 2015, according to The NPD Group. The market research firm attributes this growth to the fact that operators continue to increase prices to offset rising expenses in such areas as labor and food.

Cousins Subs Founder Retires FE&S FlashNews

Cousins Subs founder and CEO Bill Specht has retired. Christine Specht-Palmert, his daughter, becomes president and CEO for the Wisconsin-based sandwich chain. Specht will continue to serve as chairman of the board for Cousins.

AHF Culinary Competition Winners Announced FE&S FlashNews

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice hosted its sixth annual Culinary Competition, showcasing five competing teams.

American Culinary Federation Announces 2015-2017 National Officers FE&S FlashNews

The American Culinary Federation announced the results of its national officer election for the organization's 2015-2017 term. The new officers will begin serving their two-year terms in August.

Logan’s Roadhouse Names New Sr. VP
of Operations
FE&S FlashNews

Logan’s Roadhouse named Maria Rivera senior vice president of operations.

Green Case Study: Panda Express FE&S FlashNews

Panda Restaurant Group, operator of Panda Express, Hibachi-San Japanese Grill and Panda Inn, a modern Asian concept, has been on a steady path toward sustainability for the last decade.

Bossidy Becomes RTI’s Chairman FE&S FlashNews

Larry Bossidy is the new chairman of the board for Restaurant Technologies Inc., a Minnesota-based provider of automated oil storage, handling and disposal management systems.

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