April 20, 2016
Menu Prices Keep Climbing, C-Store Foodservice Sales on the Rise and Much More
March retail sales were disappointing. One restaurant executive says a $15 an hour minimum wage would be "catastrophic." Foodservice is the 500-pound gorilla in c-stores. Menu prices continue to climb. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Global Foodservice Sales Grow by More Than 5 Percent in 2015
Consumer foodservice sales grew 5.7 percent on a global basis in 2015, according to Euromonitor International, a global market research firm. This represents a .4 percent increase over the previous year.
Vaughn Joins Frisch’s Big Boy in Executive Role
Frisch’s Big Boy introduced Jason Vaughn, a 25-year veteran of the restaurant industry, as its CEO.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works Adds to its International Marketing Team
T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Heidi Wenninger to serve as its international marketing coordinator.
Johnny Rockets 2.0 Prepares to Take Flight
Johnny Rockets has long been known for its 50s diner look complete with jukeboxes, dancing servers dressed in the decade's familiar soda fountain uniforms and its original burgers and shakes. The chain now plans to roll out a a brand refresh that will leverage Johnny Rockets' rich heritage while adding design flexibility and new visual imagery that will appeal to today’s consumers.
FE&S’ 2016 Hall of Fame William V. "Bill" Eaton, Chairman of the Board Cini-Little
Bill Eaton’s life has taken him from the farm to foodservice and now back to the farm. Along the way he was the architect of a legendary career, one that has earned Eaton the respect of his colleagues and competitors alike.