McDonald’s Breakfast Ambitions Amid Flagging Sales, CREST Reports Increased Traffic and Spending at Restaurants & More

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July 29, 2015

Ruby Tuesday and LongHorn Update Leadership FE&S FlashNews

Ruby Tuesday promoted Brett Patterson to the role of concept president. This comes after Todd Burrowes resigned his post as Ruby Tuesday’s concept president and chief operations officer to return to LongHorn Steakhouse to serve as president of the multi-unit concept operated by Darden Restaurants.

This Week in Foodservice: NY Plots $15 Wage Hike, McDonald’s Breakfast Ambitions & More FE&S FlashNews

McDonald’s could be buying a lot of new equipment. Existing home sales hit an 8-year high while first time jobless claims hit a 40-year low. Fast food employees in New York State may be earning $15 an hour. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.

Thermodyne Updates Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc. has added Chernoff Sales to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.

Consumer Traffic and Spending Increases at Restaurants FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant and foodservice outlet visits hit the 61.1 billion mark in the year ending May 2015 compared to 60.6 billion visits in the year ending May 2010, based on data from CREST, an ongoing study fielded by The NPD Group. Although industry traffic volume is higher than it was six years ago, stronger industry traffic growth has been hindered by continuing visit declines at quick-service hamburger chains, midscale/family dining, and independent restaurants.

Standex Updates Sales and Marketing
FE&S FlashNews

Standex Food Service Equipment Group promoted David Engel to vice president of market and brand development. The multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer also added Bob Dellert and George Greiser to its Cooking Solutions Group.

Remembering John McGonigle FE&S FlashNews

John "Jay" McGonigle, formerly of The MPH Group, a Boston-based independent manufacturers' rep firm, passed away on July 18, 2015.

Putting the Texas in Texas Land and Cattle FE&S FlashNews

New ownership looks to revive this steakhouse chain by leveraging a contemporary design and a menu built around the different regions of the Lone Star State.

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