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.

Hewitt Joins Bauscher Hepp

Former Forbes Industries executive takes on sales leadership role with the tabletop distributor.

LTI Updates Rep Network

Berner International Recognizes PMG

Berner International Corp., the New Castle, Pa.-based manufacturer of air curtains, presented its Presidential Gold Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement to Preferred Marketing Group, a Chatsworth, Calif.-based manufacturer's rep firm.

Great Wraps Takes Flight in Airports

Great Wraps Grill has developed a new prototype the fast-casual concept hopes will take flight in airports.

IFMA Names 2015 Silver Plate Award Winners

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of its 2015 Silver Plate Awards.

National Restaurant Association Announces the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Award Winners

The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of its 2015 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards. The 23 selected innovations specifically address: water waste reduction and enhanced energy efficiency, increased safety and sanitation, cross-functionality, faster cook-up times, space constraints — even ergonomics and smart technology that learns and adapts to various conditions.

Trends: Make Room for Hard Cider

Move over craft beer — there’s a hot new bubbly in town. Craft cider producers have taken the beverage industry by storm in the last year, expanding their distribution across the country and coming up with some unique offerings.

Infusing New Life into Garrett Community Center at Tel Hai, Honey Brook, Penn.

Meeting the changing and sophisticated expectations of residents, staff and visitors, a renovation of the Garrett Community Center introduced an open kitchen serving three dining venues and significantly improved the dining experience.

Chicken Salad Chick Hatches 30th Location

Chicken Salad Chick, the Southern food-inspired fast-casual restaurant concept, opened its 30th location.

Restaurant Performance Index Remained Positive in February

Foodservice industry remains in a period of expansion despite the challenging weather.

PJP Buys Katcef Distributors