McDonald’s Battle for Breakfast, C-Store Revamps for Foodservice and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

September 16, 2015

Wawa Remodels for Foodservice, McDonald’s Starts Battle for Breakfast,
and More
FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant sales remained moderately strong in August. Job openings hit an all-time high in July. Operators are not standing idly by while McDonald’s rolls out its all day breakfast program. Wawa says foodservice was the primary reason for the largest remodeling program in the c-store chain’s history. To escape expensive ground floor rents, New York City restaurants continue to lease upper floors. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.

Patella to Assume Director Role for Moyer Diebel FE&S FlashNews

Anthony Patella will become national director of sales for Moyer Diebel, effective Oct. 1, 2015.

Shoney’s Hires New COO and
Executive Chef
FE&S FlashNews

Family dining concept Shoney’s named Michael Wozniak its new chief operating officer, and Eric Cleveland its new executive chef.

Chef’s Corner: An Interview with Executive Chef Brandon Kida Hinoki & the Bird FE&S FlashNews

Chef Brandon Kida has returned to his hometown to helm the kitchen at the acclaimed Hinoki & the Bird. The restaurant, inconspicuously tucked into Los Angeles’ Century City business district, opened in December 2012 as an "imaginative dining concept" by the growing restaurant group Culinary Lab. Raised by his Japanese-American parents in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Kida is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He’s cooked in the kitchens of L’Orangerie in Los Angeles and in New York City, at Lutèce, Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Smörgås Chef Restaurant Group’s Blenheim Hill Farm and, most recently, Clement at The Peninsula Hotel.

Alto-Shaam Updates Sales, Marketing and Culinary Teams FE&S FlashNews

Alto-Shaam added five individuals to its roster of foodservice professionals: Lucy McQuillan, executive vice president of global sales; Gabriel Estrella Talentti, sales director of Middle East and Africa; Joe Prowell, business development specialist; Jody Rahoy, marketing manager; and Richard Rockwell, corporate chef.

The Krystal Company Appoints Gallagher to a Vice President Post FE&S FlashNews

Scott Gallagher joins quick-service restaurant chain The Krystal Company as vice president, new assets and implementation.

EAGLE GROUP: Panco(R) Cook & Hold. Humidity controlled via solenoid plumbed directly to water supply for minimal shrinkage. A digital control panel, triple wall insulated body, easily-reversible doors, and a cook/hold time up to 24 hours.
Unified Brands: Groen Vortex 100 Connectionless Steamer. Plug, pour and cook.
Tuesday, September 29 at on PM cenral standard time. 2015 Food Safety Month Webcast: Going with the food safety flow. Our panel of experts will discuss food safety tips throughout the restaurant from dock to dining.
Imbera Foodservice: G319 Cooler and VFS24 Performax 15 Freezer. Both with an added health lock timer, designed for micromarket locations.

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