Travel Centers of America Acquires Quaker Steak & Lube, Retail Sales Soft and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

November 18, 2015


Travel Centers of America to Acquire Quaker Steak & Lube FE&S FlashNews

In a deal valued at $25 million, Travel Centers of America (TA) will acquire Quaker Steak & Lube, a casual dining concept with more than 50 locations in 16 states.


Retail Sales Soft, Fast-Casual Still Hot, and More FE&S FlashNews

U.S. retail sales were soft for the third month but restaurants continue to move ahead. The NPD Group says foodservice did well in many countries this summer. Dave Anderson has returned to Famous Dave’s. The fast-casual segment remains hot. These stories and a lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Tremblay Joins Flippin’ Pizza FE&S FlashNews

Flippin’ Pizza introduced Peter Tremblay as the new CEO for the fast-casual pizza concept. Tremblay has more than 28 years of multi-unit experience in the restaurant, food and hospitality industries, most recently serving as senior vice president of marketing for bakery supplier ARYZTA.


Globe Adds to its Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Globe Food Equipment Company hired Jenni Butler to serve as director of product management and marketing and Kari Fulton to serve as its food retail business development manager.


Champion Updates Service Team FE&S FlashNews

Champion Industries, manufacturer of commercial warewashing systems, announced that Brent Blanton will become its national service manager effective January 1, 2016. Blanton will replace Gary Tuttle who will retire from his position at the end of 2015 after 44 years with Champion.


Yogurtland Updates Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Self-serve frozen yogurt concept Yogurtland added four members to its executive team.


Unified Brands Promotes Edwards FE&S FlashNews

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Unified Brands promoted Alex Edwards to director of sales – chain accounts.

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