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.

Restaurant Industry Performance Hits 10-Month High

Forty-nine percent of operators made a capital expenditure for equipment and other items in the last three months. 

Yum! Brands to Update Leadership Team

Longtime company leader Creed to become CEO in January. 

Lippert Named CEO for Quaker Steak & Lube

Former Mazzi's CEO takes on new role.

Fast-Casual Remains a Growing Force in the Restaurant Industry

Even across concept styles, fast-casual still surging.

Winholt Names New Director of Foodservice Sales

Foodservice equipment manufacturer promotes Beaverson.

Vulcan Updates Sales Team

Welsh gets promoted while Turek and Stinson join the ITW Food Equipment Group.

Paul Martin's American Grill Promotes Endy

Longtime chef becomes director of culinary operations. 

Restaurant Ambiance Drives Restaurant Traffic

Data from Technomic shows that while intangible a restaurant’s ambiance goes a long way toward shaping consumers’ experiences and perceptions of a particular location.

Halton Starts Manufacturing in Brazil

Join venture is part of ongoing efforts to expand globally.

Q4/13 MBB Continued Moderate Growth Trend with Gain of 4.8% over Q4/12

MAFSI reps exceeded both Q4/13 Forecast of 4.1% and overall 2013 forecast of 4.7%.

WFF Names New President

 Board member Hattie Hill to lead the Women's Foodservice Forum.