April 13, 2016
Master-Bilt Updates Its Regional Sales
Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Master-Bilt named Bret Eldridge its regional sales manager for the North Central United States.
Fast-Casual Keeps Growing, Domino's Accelerates Growth Down Under and
Economists predict more of the same ahead. Fast-casual growth continues to outpace the foodservice industry. A Domino’s franchisee in Australia has ambitious expansion plans. KFC "re-colonelizes." These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
FEDA Announces New Officers, Board Members
The members of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association elected new officers and a board of directors. Joe Schmitt of Marion, Iowa-based Rapids Wholesale Equipment was installed as president and Mason Greene of Jackson, Miss.-based Hotel & Restaurant Supply will serve as vice president.
Unified Brands Names New National Account Manager
Kyle Graalum joined Unified Brands to serve as senior national account manager for the multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer.
Private Equity Firm Prepares to Buy Pink Taco
Private equity firm Z Capital Partners, LLC will acquire Pink Taco, a rock ’n roll themed Mexican restaurant concept. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.
Frontline Updates Production Team
Oil management system provider Frontline International introduced Timothy Berton as the company’s production team leader.
Stoelting Names New Chain Accounts Sales Manager
J. John LaForge was named chain accounts sales manager for Stoelting, a division of The Vollrath Company and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment.
Franchisee Becomes President of Robeks
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies has named David Rawnsley the new president of the brand. Rawnsley joined the franchise system as a regional director in 2004, purchased his own franchised location in 2008, and was named the brand’s chief financial officer in 2014.
Severson Named President of InSinkErator
Chad Severson was named president of InSinkErator, a manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers. InSinkErator is a division of Emerson, a multi-line equipment manufacturer.