Plenty of Foodservice Professionals on the Move, the Curious Case of Chipotle and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

January 13, 2016


Petersen Joins Bakergroup Foodservice Consulting & Design FE&S FlashNews

Carol Petersen has joined Bakergroup Foodservice Consulting & Design as a principal working on the company's planning and consulting team.


The Curious Case of Chipotle, A Positive Projection for Casual Dining and More FE&S FlashNews

The Chipotle saga continues. Foodservice operators were hiring in December. Malcolm Knapp is modestly optimistic about casual restaurant sales in 2016. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week in Foodservice.


Vulcan Updates its Team FE&S FlashNews

Commercial foodservice equipment manufacturer Vulcan announced several changes to its sales and development teams.


Unified Brands Adds Trapp in Product Specialist Role FE&S FlashNews

Walter Trapp joined Unified Brands as a product line specialist for the multiline manufacturer’s cooking category of commercial foodservice equipment.


Arctic Walk-In Coolers and Freezers Announces New President FE&S FlashNews

David Grife was named president of Arctic Industries Inc., a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers.


WFF Introduces its 2016 Board of Directors FE&S FlashNews

The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) introduced its 2016 Board of Directors, including its board chair, treasurer and incoming executive committee.


Yum! Brands’ Novak to Retire FE&S FlashNews

David Novak plans to retire from his position of executive chairman for Yum! Brands in June. The company’s board plans to appoint a non-executive chairman from among its directors to succeed Novak and intends to announce that appointment during Yum! Brands’ annual shareholder meeting in May.


Domino’s Promotes Anderson to Executive Vice President FE&S FlashNews

Domino’s Pizza promoted Eric Anderson to executive vice president of international operations, based in The Netherlands.


Carpigiani Updated Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

CMA will represent Carpigiani in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska effective immediately. CMA is based in Shawnee Mission, Kan.


Kafka and Kaufman Join UFood Grill FE&S FlashNews

Fast-casual concept UFood Grill named Philip Kafka its corporate executive chef and Kathryn (Kat) Kaufman its director of operations and training.


Dickey’s Barbecue Names New COO FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Barry Barron is the new chief operating officer for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Barron most recently served as chairman/chief executive for Buffet Partners Holding Company, parent company of Furr’s Fresh Buffet.


Component Hardware Group Acquires Canadian Firm FE&S FlashNews

Component Hardware Group has acquired Specialty Food Service Hardware, Inc. of Markham, Ontario, and its related sister company, Vision Parts & Accessories Inc.


Twin Peaks Realigns Leadership Structure FE&S FlashNews

Twin Peaks updated its management team by restructuring its senior leadership and recruiting two new executives. As part of the realignment, the company now has directors of operations focused on company-owned restaurants and franchise business consultants focused on franchise restaurant support and oversight.

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