July 6, 2016
Limited Service Beats Full Service, College and University Foodservice Gains and
Are restaurant sales heading downward? Limited-service restaurant chains handily outperformed full-service chains last year. Study shows what eating at home really means. College/university foodservice operators saw a traffic boom in the past year. Frisch’s introduces a new restaurant design. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
TriMark USA Buys R.W. Smith & Co.
TriMark USA has acquired R.W. Smith & Co., a San Diego-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MAFSI Taps Greenwald to Serve as
Zink Foodservice Group’s Melissa Greenwald has been elected treasurer for the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI).
Parts Town Gets New Investor
Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has made an investment in Parts Town, an Addison, Ill.-based distributor of replacement parts for foodservice equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bargreen Ellingson Buys The Restaurant Source
Bargreen Ellingson has acquired The Restaurant Source, a Denver, Colo.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, from Arnie Schatz and his children, Michelle Friedman and Linda Schatz.
Brinker Names Valadehas President of
Brinker International promoted Kelli Valadehas to president of its Chili’s Bar and Grill concept. Doug Comings replaces Valadehas as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Chili’s.
VERTS Mediterranean Grill Names New Director of Operations
Fast-casual concept VERTS Mediterranean Grill appointed Valentino Lanoce to the newly created role of director of operations for Texas. A veteran of the restaurant industry with more than 20 years of experience, Lanoce had a six and a half year tenure with TGI Fridays, where he held a variety of positions, including director of operations and franchise business director.
Webb Foodservice Design Welcomes Two New Team Members
Webb Foodservice Design hired Valerie Vander Berg, CPSM to serve as vice president of business development and Thomas Wuyek as associate project manager.
Remembering Robert Curtis of Wilbur Curtis Company
Robert "Bob" Curtis, chairman of the Wilbur Curtis Company, passed away on June 24. He was 86 years old.