Segment Spotlight

This section goes in depth on a selected foodservice and equipment supplies market segment. From commercial to institutional, from food trucks to correctional facilities, FE&S covers it all.

Considering What’s at Steak

A number of operators are reinventing the steakhouse segment with updated menus, sustainable meats and modern decor in an effort to attract a wider demographic.

Brew Pubs Differentiate and Prosper

This segment is benefitting from and capitalizing on prevalent trends, which include using local, artisan and freshly made products.

Segment Spotlight: Asian Is On Trend

Incorporating a range of regional fare that features fresh and healthful ingredients, the Asian-inspired restaurant segment utilizes traditional equipment to create authentic dishes.

C-store Retail Restaurants Thrive

Restaurants can be profit centers for convenience retailers with decent store traffic that enlists the help of experienced foodservice personnel.

Casinos Double Down on Foodservice

Foodservice venues represent a sure thing for gaming operations looking to enhance their customers’ experiences and bottom lines. Operators require heavy-duty and flexible equipment packages to hit the jackpot.

BBQ Retains its Spice

Operations overcome diners’ preconceived flavor expectations and find solutions to succeed in the competitive barbecue segment.

Q&A with Joska J.W. Hajdu, senior vice president, Brookdale, Brentwood, Tenn.

Dealing with customers’ food preferences and special dietary requirements is tough enough for a single-site operation, but can be particularly challenging for one with hundreds of locations.

Senior Living Foodservice Experiences a Renaissance

As senior living foodservice programs adapt to meet the needs of more discerning residents, a variety of equipment items help to expand and diversify menus.

Senior Living Q&A with David E. Henke, Kevin Finnegan, and Tonya Hendricks

Senior Living Q&A with David E. Henke, Franciscan–University Place executive director; Kevin Finnegan, Unidine general manager of dining services; and Tonya Hendricks, Unidine district manager for Franciscan–University Place, West Lafayette, Ind.

There can be benefits for a senior living community that is affiliated with a major university.

Q&A: Tony Libardi, executive vice president of operations, Marco’s Pizza

Eleven years ago, it was mainly Ohioans that were familiar with Marco's Pizza. Today, with some 630 restaurants from coast to coast, the chain continues to deliver on CEO and owner Jack Butorac's goal of nationalizing the brand and growing the concept.

Pizza Operators Rise to the Occasion

Consumers' appetite for pizza is seemingly insatiable. To help meet customer demand, operators continue to increase the quality of the ingredients while embracing special ovens and other technologies that accelerate speed of service.

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