2016 Silver Plate Award Winners Announced, Foodservice Hiring on the Rise, a Vote of Confidence for Bonefish Grill and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

March 9, 2016


2016 Silver Plate Award Winners
Announced
FE&S FlashNews

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognized nine foodservice operators with its 2016 Silver Plate Awards.


Foodservice Hiring on the Rise, a Vote of Confidence for Bonefish Grill and More FE&S FlashNews

How are the major foodservice suppliers doing? Operators’ hiring roared ahead in February. Bloomin’ Brands say they are committed to Bonefish Grill. Thornton’s C-stores make a commitment to foodservice in the Chicago market. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


NRAEF Presents 2016 Award Winners FE&S FlashNews

A combination of eight companies and individuals were recognized for their achievements by the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation.


Manitowoc Foodservice Debuts as an Independent, Publicly Traded Company FE&S FlashNews

Multiline equipment manufacturer Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. (NYSE: MFS) debuted as a stand-alone, publicly traded company on March 4, 2016. Manitowoc Foodservice was spun off from The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW).


Private Equity Firm Buys Majority Stake in Fuzzy’s Tacos FE&S FlashNews

NRD Capital Management, a franchisee-sponsored and managed equity investment fund, purchased a majority position in Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a 90-unit Fort Worth, Texas-based brand. NRD had previously made a similar investment in Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants.


Pizza Inn Names Bafundo President FE&S FlashNews

Bob Bafundo is the new president of Pizza Inn, a restaurant chain owned by multiconcept operator Rave Restaurant Group. A 30-plus-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Bafundo most recently served as president of Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill.


Free Webcast: Value Engineering for Developers and Designers FE&S FlashNews

Good project design and budgeting must go hand-in-hand. But what happens when one aspect falls out of sync with the other? In this hour-long webcast we will explore how restaurants can manage costs without compromising design intent. Register now to watch live or view later on-demand.

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