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.

FE&S Names 2015 Top Achievers

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly introduces the winners of its 2015 Top Achiever Awards:

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens Flagship Store in Chicago’s Wrigley Building

Peet’s Coffee & Tea opened a flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. This marks Peet’s second Chicago flagship store since the company began its retail expansion in the area last fall farther south on Michigan Avenue. Peet’s now has 17 retail locations across the greater Chicago area. “Our new cafe is designed to provide an intimate, up-close view of our premium, hand-roasted coffee while honoring the historic spirit and character of the Wrigley Building,” said Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

National Restaurant Association and Educational Foundation Name New Officers

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the results from its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees elections.

ABC Names Suppliers of the Year 2014

Allied Buying Corporation, a Lombard, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, recognized a series of manufacturers with its 2014 Supplier of the Year awards. ABC presented the Tom Wilhelm Distinguished Supplier of the Year Award, given to the organization’s top overall supplier, to American Metalcraft.

NRAEF Announces Restaurant Neighbor and Dream Award Recipients

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the winners of its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream awards. 

A.J. Antunes & Co. Updates Sales Team

Carol Stream, Ill. foodservice equipment manufacturer promotes Schmidt and welcomes Bullock.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Updates Asia-Pacific Team

International franchising veteran Nathan assumes newly created VP role.

O'Reilly Comes Aboard as Long John Silver's CEO

Former Sonic executive joins the seafood chain.

Alto-Shaam Promotes Five Associates

Pizza Patron Promotes Gamm

Richard Gentry Joins Paramount Restaurant Supply

Foodservice equipment dealer updates national accounts team.