August 3, 2016
Talk of a Restaurant Recession, Chipotle’s New Burger Concept and More!
Restaurant performance slides again. Chipotle to launch a burger operation. As internet sales pull brick-and-mortar stores out of shopping centers, landlords turn to restaurants. Stock analyst predicts a restaurant recession. McDonald’s continues to roll out their new style store. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Scotsman Names New VP of Sales and Marketing
Scotsman Ice Systems hired Nick Mirkovich to serve as its vice president of sales and marketing. His background includes working with Newell-Rubbermaid and Pactiv Food Packaging.
Trending: Hawaiian Cuisine
As poke (pronounced poh-kay) shops continue to pop up around the country, and up-and-coming chefs redefine the food from their homeland, Hawaiian cuisine continues its culinary conquest of today's dining scene.
T&S Brass Adds to Sales Team
T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Becky Wampler to serve as sales coordinator.
Maguire Lands as CEO of Johnny Rockets
John Maguire was named president and CEO of the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain. Maguire assumes this role in addition to his current position as president and CEO of Friendly’s. Both Friendly’s and Johnny Rockets are owned by Sun Capital Partners, a private equity firm with an extensive portfolio of restaurant concepts.
Camacho Merges With Restaurant Design Service
Camacho, an Atlanta-based foodservice and laundry facilities consulting firm, has merged with Restaurant Design Service Inc., an Alabama-based firm. The company will continue to go to market under the name Camacho. Louise Howard, the owner of Restaurant Design Service, becomes a principal at Camacho.
Shula’s Steak Houses Updates Management Team
Mark Healey joined multiconcept operator Shula’s Steak Houses as an executive vice president. Before joining Shula’s in April, Healey served as senior vice president at Spectra Food Services & Hospitality.