April 27, 2016
Webb Foodservice Design Adds New Position
Nicole O’Rourke has joined Webb Foodservice Design as commissioning director. In her new role, O’Rourke will start a new service of commissioning kitchens. The service will train operators and staff on the operations and maintenance of their new kitchen.
Slow but not Slowing Economic Growth, Burger Giant Readies Fast-Casual Design and More!
Knapp-Track reports weak sales in March for casual restaurant chains. First time jobless claims hit a 40-year low. Global foodservice sales rose in 2015. The Wawa c-store chain is staffing up with foodservice managers. Shake Shack needs to improve their site selection process for new restaurants. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Veggie Grill Plants Leadership Transition Plans
Steve Heeley will become president and chief operating officer for Veggie Grill, effective May 2. Heeley currently serves as chief operating officer for the vegetable-centric fast-casual concept.
AHF Announces 2016 Award Winners
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the seven winners of its 2016 awards spanning five categories.
Equipment Manufacturers Honored by Energy Star
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized a series of foodservice equipment manufacturers with its 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award. Each of these companies was recognized for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through energy efficiency achievements.
A.J. Antunes & Co. Rebrands as Antunes
Foodservice equipment manufacturer A.J. Antunes & Co. has changed its name to Antunes.
CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Updates Executive Team
CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries named Mark Belanger its vice president of global franchise operations and development.
PRIDE Updates Management Team
PRIDE Marketing and Procurement, Inc., a New Orleans-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, announced a series of leadership changes. Demetre Selevredes II was named PRIDE’s president and interim chief executive officer, replacing Robert Autenreith. Selevredes is owner of Federal Supply USA, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealership that was a founding member of PRIDE.
National Service Cooperative Names Advisory Board Members
The National Service Cooperative, a collection of foodservice equipment service agencies, has formed an advisory board.