KI Award Winners Announced, Lots of Personnel News and a Closer Look at C-Store Foodservice

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 17, 2016


Foodservice Deliveries Stay in the Fast Lane, Starbucks’ New Concept and More! FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant sales soften in January. What restaurant chain gained the most as a result of Chipotle’s troubles? Prepared food delivery business shows impressive growth. The National Restaurant Association says the industry will hire 300,000 more employees this year. Starbucks introduces new upscale prototype. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


National Restaurant Association Names the 2016 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award Recipients FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association announced the 25 recipients of its 2016 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards.


Scooter’s Coffee Promotes Two
Executives
FE&S FlashNews

Scooter’s Coffee, a Nebraska-based coffee chain with more than 130 locations in 14 states, promoted Todd Graeve to chief executive officer and Rob Streett to president and chief operating officer.


Alto Shaam Updates Personnel FE&S FlashNews

Alto-Shaam added a quartet of foodservice industry veterans to its sales, product development and service teams. Leslie Hoffman was hired as vice president of national accounts-foodservice. Ryan Johnson was hired as national account specialist. Jeff McMahon was hired as director of product development, and Jerry Polka was hired as regional service manager.


BEST Restaurant Equipment & Design, Inc. Transitions to Employee Ownership FE&S FlashNews

BEST Restaurant Equipment & Design, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has transitioned to an employee stock ownership model.


C-store Retail Restaurants Thrive FE&S FlashNews

Restaurants can be profit centers for convenience retailers with decent store traffic that enlists the help of experienced foodservice personnel.


Ice-O-Matic Updates National Accounts
Team
FE&S FlashNews

Scott Meyer and Mark Costner were named national accounts managers for Ice-O-Matic, a Colorado-based manufacturer of ice machines, storage bins and dispensers.

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