Midscale Restaurants Rebound, Correctional Foodservice Cuts Costs and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 12, 2015


Fiesta Restaurant Group Intensifies Its Focus On Off Premise Revenues FE&S FlashNews

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. named Willie Romeo its first corporate director of off-premise consumption. In his new role Romeo will focus on all aspects of the Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical brands’ off-premise business, including to-go, online ordering, catering, drive-thru and mobile app orders.


This Week in Foodservice: Midscale Restaurants Rebound, Foodservice Hiring Strong and More FE&S FlashNews

Laggards for a long time, midscale restaurants have become one of the industry’s hottest segments. Despite encouraging top line job numbers a deeper look shows a few nagging weaknesses. Foodservice led the way in hiring last month. Sysco’s case sales indicate the broadline distributor may increase market share. More than a dozen chains report their comparable same-store sales. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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Famous Dave’s of America gets new COO FE&S FlashNews

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. introduced Abelardo Ruiz as the restaurant chain’s chief operating officer. Ruiz previously served in the same role for Colon Gerena Restaurant Group, a Famous Dave’s franchise partner in Puerto Rico that owns and operates 106 locations across 6 different franchised restaurant brands.


Smokey Bones Adds Esko to its Leadership Team FE&S FlashNews

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill named Ryan Eskoas chairman, president, and chief executive officer for the 66-unit full-service restaurant chain.


Snap Kitchen to Speed Up Growth Plans FE&S FlashNews

In a move aimed at accelerating its growth, Snap Kitchen raised an additional $22 million from its existing investors and introduced David Kirchhoff as the company’s new chief executive officer.


Segment Spotlight: Correctional Foodservice Boosts Food Quality while Cutting Costs FE&S FlashNews

To serve large inmate populations on limited budgets, correctional foodservice operators leverage high-volume equipment packages.

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