March 30, 2016
Dunkin’ Brands Appoints Three New VPs
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced the appointments of three vice presidents.
Takeaways From the Consumer & Technology Conference, Wage Inflation Concerns and More
Here are some takeaways for restaurants from the Consumer & Technology Conference. The latest estimate for 4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product improves but is still not encouraging. Technomic’s top 500 chains shows continued growth. CKE's CEO says foodservice will continue to develop technology at the expense of entry-level workers. Retailers are increasing their penetration into the foodservice market. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Uncle Maddio’s Updates Management
Scott Goodrich was promoted to chief operating officer of Uncle Maddio’s. The Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza concept also promoted Jenelle Brown to vice president of training and human resources from her prior role as senior director of training and hired Brandon Higginbotham to serve as director of real estate and store development.
T S RESTAURANTS Names New CEO
Jackie Reed was promoted to chief executive officer for T S RESTAURANTS, a family-owned company with 14 locations in Hawaii and California. She replaces Bill Parsons, who retired after 38 years with the company.
Franke Adds Delpozzo to its Solutions System Business
Franke Foodservice Systems hired Luciano Delpozzo to serve as vice president and general manager of its solutions business, which markets products to foodservice operators through traditional distribution channels.
Applebee’s Names New Executive Chef
Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer was named executive chef and vice president, culinary and menu strategy for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar. In her new role, Spillyards-Schaefer is charged with developing a menu of "modern, American cuisine that incorporates even more fresh ingredients," according to a company release.