Sunny Street Café Updates Operations Team, Cheers to Beer, and More!

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 3, 2016

HLC Names New Foodservice and General Marketing Manager FE&S FlashNews

The Homer Laughlin China Company promoted Katie McIlvain to foodservice and general marketing manager. McIlvain has been with the company for six years.

Sunny Street Café Updates Operations
FE&S FlashNews

Sunny Street Café hired Mike Minniear to serve as the restaurant chain’s director of operations. In his new role, Minniear oversees six company-owned restaurants, coordinates new store openings, and will implement and enhance systems and standards across the chain’s 11 other franchised locations.

Cheers to Beer! FE&S FlashNews

Microbreweries or craft breweries continue to give big beer brands a run for their money. In fact, many craft breweries, such as Minnesota-based Surly, have their own restaurants and other culinary outlets.

FCSI Chapter Supports New England Non-Profit FE&S FlashNews

As part of its 12th annual Holiday Social, the Northeast chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) donated $15,000 for the Community Servings, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization. Community Servings is a food and nutrition program that provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses.

bd’s Mongolian Grill Purchases Flat Top
FE&S FlashNews

bd’s Mongolian Grill has purchased fast-casual Asian chain Flat Top Grill. Flat Top Grill and bd’s Mongolian Grill will maintain their names and individual concepts, and the bd’s operations and marketing teams will now support both restaurants.

Weishaar Joins Manitowoc Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

Andreas Weishaar was appointed senior vice president, strategy, marketing and human resources for Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc.

New Officers, Board Members Elected to National Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation FE&S FlashNews

The NRA board consists of roughly 75 voting directors, representing every facet of the restaurant and foodservice industry across the nation. These leaders provide strategic guidance to the NRA in its efforts to advance and protect the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Remembering Robert Costantini FE&S FlashNews

Robert Costantini Sr., a longtime member of the foodservice equipment community, has passed away.

Pizza Hut's New Ovens, Olive Garden Adds Catering and Much More! FE&S FlashNews

Incentives are the norm for selling franchises. Economic expansion slowed to a crawl in the fourth quarter. Pizza Hut is investing in new ovens. Olive Garden takes their catering program nationwide. Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is being challenged in court. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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