August 10, 2016
Workers Seek On-Site Dining
Is there an opportunity for foodservice operators to increase corporate dining options? Data from a study conducted by Chicago-based Culinary Visions seems to indicate such is the case. Two thirds of people do not skip lunch while at work, according to a study of more than 3,000 consumers in the U.S., according to the Culinary Visions’ study.
Myers Restaurant Supply Opens Office in Los Angeles Area
Myers Restaurant Supply, a California-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has opened an office in Culver City. Ernie Cancio will head the Myers’ design team working from this location.
Restaurant Recession Talk, Economic Analysis, Chain Growth Details and More
Bloomberg columnist says pizza chains will do well if a recession hits. Foodservice operators increase hiring in July. The NRA believes a recession is unlikely. Prediction—self-driving cars will mean billions in revenue for bars and restaurants. Zika virus fears are reducing restaurant sales in Miami. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
John Villa Named President of Philippe Brands
Multi-concept operator Merchants Hospitality has tapped John Villa to serve as president of its Philippe Brands restaurant.
Black Bear Diner Names New COO
Tim Kaliher has joined Black Bear Diner as COO for the California-based family dining concept.
Red Robin Names New CEO
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers named Denny Marie Post as CEO and appointed her to the board of directors. She was previously president of the casual dining chain.
Restaurants Remain Hungry for Tech without the Headache
Roughly four in five operators agree that technology can help make restaurants more productive, increase sales and provide a competitive advantage, according to data from a study released by the National Restaurant Association. Conversely, half say technology also makes the customer experience more complicated.
Franke Earns Energy Star Recognition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a 2016 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award to Franke Foodservice Systems.
Unified Brands Names Senior National Account Manager
Unified Brands hired Garrett Redd as senior national account manager. His background includes five years of sales and consulting in restaurant foodservice.