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.

Market Research: Cleanliness is…Tastiness?

Cleanliness is just as important as taste when it comes to selecting restaurants, according to foodservice research firm Technomic.

Grillin’ Season: One Restaurant Chef Designs His Own Robata Grill

A new trend in grilling has emerged as a slew of restaurants in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and other major metropolitan markets experiment with an ancient Japanese technique. Known as robata, this approach uses special charcoal and stones and is known for its powerful heat and low smoke point.

FETCO Gets Ball Rolling as Director of National Accounts

Restaurant Performance Index Rises Above 100

Operators report higher same-store sales and traffic levels; outlook for sales and capital spending remains positive

Altieri Named ACF Chef Educator of the Year

Eagle Group Aligns with American Creative Solutions

NRA Changes 2012 Show Dates

Event stays in Chicago but avoids overlap with pair of global events.

Scotsman Names Carayannopoulos Director, Healthcare Sales

NACUFS Executive Director Spina Announces Retirement

Associated Food Equipment & Supplies Announces Expansion Plans

Mississippi dealer targets Jackson in expansion efforts.

Food Trucks on the Road toward Success

During the past few years, food trucks have generated a fair amount of buzz among consumers and within the foodservice industry. While many municipalities continue to struggle with how to address food trucks and traditional restaurants study their emerging competitors, one thing seems certain: food trucks don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.