Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Chain Innovators: The Melting Pot

With the challenges facing casual dining, many operators in the space try to offer their guests not just food but an experience — something to remember that makes the time, money and effort of visiting a full-service restaurant worthwhile.

Chain Innovators: Fajita Pete's

Fajita Pete’s Founder Pedro Mora saw the trend toward guests eating away from restaurants coming a decade ago. Now established in one market, Fajita Pete’s is building the infrastructure for successful expansion.

Chain Innovators: Fazoli's

A decade ago Fazoli’s was a flailing brand with numerous store closings and declining sales. The Italian concept, says CEO Carl Howard, was “positioned in the QSR space. We were getting killed. I came in and did a brand study to find out why the brand was performing so poorly. We really got no credit for food quality or for service, and that’s pretty much what we do for a living.”

FE&S Names 2019 Top Achiever Award Winners

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will present five foodservice professionals with its 2019 Top Achiever Awards. These awards recognize excellence among foodservice consultants, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers’ reps, operators and service agents.

Carlyle Assumes COO Role for STACKED

Former Yard House Restaurants executive Craig Carlyle has joined STACKED: Food Well Built as the first chief operating officer for the casual-dining chain. Carlyle joined STACKED to lead the chain’s expansion efforts, per a release announcing his hiring. Craig CarlyleCraig Carlyle