Private Equity Firm Acquires Saladworks, Vegetarian Concepts Growing and Much More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

June 17, 2015


This Week in Foodservice: Restaurant Sales Gain, Job Market Looking Up and More FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant sales had a modest gain in May. U.S. job openings hit an all-time high. The NRA says foodservice will hire over half a million workers this summer. Businesses fight proposed changes in overtime pay regulations. L.A. raises minimum wage to $15. These stories and a whole more in This Week In Foodservice.


Private Equity Firm Purchases Saladworks FE&S FlashNews

New York-based Centre Lane Partners LLC has acquired Saladworks, a fresh tossed salad concept. In announcing the deal, the private equity firm said it plans to invest "substantial capital to accelerate the company’s growth nationwide, with a strategic focus along the I-95 corridor."

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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Bergstein Joins T&S Brass FE&S FlashNews

T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Barry Bergstein to fill the newly created position of retail business development manager. In this role, Bergstein will focus on developing new customers and expanding existing retail relationships.


Nerbonne Joins Cooper-Atkins in VP Role FE&S FlashNews

Robert Nerbonne is the new executive vice president of Cooper-Atkins Corporation. He has also been elected to serve on Cooper-Atkins’ board of directors and has been named an officer of the company serving as treasurer.


Thermo-Kool Announces Personnel Moves FE&S FlashNews

Thermo-Kool introduced Paul Moss as its new accounting manager and promoted Melanie Roney to administrative resource manager.


Vegetarian Concepts Are in Full Bloom: fresh&co Case Study FE&S FlashNews

Consumer interest in healthy, vegetarian restaurant concepts continues to grow. The successful ones use equipment packages that generate maximum yield and flavor profile when working with ingredients that can be costly.


Q&A: Scott McDonnell, Director of West Coast operations, Native Foods Café FE&S FlashNews

Aside from its plant-based menu, Native Foods Café’s business is unrecognizable from its beginnings in 1994 as a small, full-service restaurant in Palm Springs, Calif. The operation was created at a time when the vegetarian movement was not yet in full swing. Still, Native Foods’ founder, chef Tanya Petrovna, had a vision to create a meatless menu for the masses.

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