Moderate Growth in MAFSI data, Fresh Look at Kitchen Design for Johnny Rockets, Personnel Moves and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 31, 2016


MAFSI Business Barometer Posts 4.9 Percent Second-Quarter Increase FE&S FlashNews

Moderate growth was once again the storyline in the latest sales data from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. Sales increased 4.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016 vs. 4.8 percent the first quarter, according to the MAFSI Business Barometer.


This Week in Foodservice: Supplier P&L Checkup, NRA Bullish on Business, YUM! Trust-Themed Trademarks and More FE&S FlashNews

FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler takes a second look at major foodservice industry supplier’s P&Ls, soft chain sales − with increased menu prices getting the blame, the National Restaurant Association’s 5 reasons to be bullish on the restaurant business and YUM! Brands’ application for federal trademark registrations on 2 food safety slogans.


Ali Group Names Filippo Berti CEO FE&S FlashNews

Filippo Berti will become the new CEO for the Ali Group, effective Sept. 1. His predecessor, Luciano Berti, will continue as chairman of the Ali Group, a Milan, Italy-based multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.


Aladdin Temp-Rite Names Nate Jackson President FE&S FlashNews

Nate Jackson is slated to become the new president of Aladdin Temp-Rite, an Ali Group company, effective Sept. 1, following the retirement of current president Marty Rothschild.


The Food Hall Phenomenon FE&S FlashNews

Every major metropolitan area now has one or more food halls, each distinctly individual. While each approach differs, all face equipment and design challenges. Four mini-case studies dig in to how each operator works through the challenges to create a unique and functional facility.


Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs Names Scott Ford President FE&S FlashNews

Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs promoted Scott Ford to president. He was previously COO of the deli sandwich company, based in DeSoto, Kan.


Tim Taft Retiring From Fiesta FE&S FlashNews

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc.’s CEO and president, Tim Taft, will retire at the end of the company's 2016 fiscal year.


Newk’s Eatery Adds Michael Clock as CFO FE&S FlashNews

Newk’s Eatery has named Michael Clock CFO. His background includes more than 20 years of restaurant industry experience in accounting and financial areas, most recently as CFO for Good Smoke Restaurant Group.

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