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.

Fast Casual Remains on Fast Track for Growth

Fueled by demand from Generation Z, the fast casual segment is positioned to enjoy more growth during the next decade.

NRA Show to Host First Annual Kitchen Innovations Cocktail Reception

Foodservice equipment and supplies dealers are invited to join colleagues at the first-ever Kitchen Innovations Mixer, which will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 during the National Restaurant Association's tradeshow at Chicago's McCormick Place.

Top 500 Chains Increase Sales in 2010

The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains posted a 1.8 percent annual sales increase in 2010, according to data released by Technomic Inc., a Chicago-based foodservice market research firm.

Association for Healthcare Foodservice Announces 2012 Board of Directors

AHF elects four new board members and two nominating committee members.

Energy Star Recognizes Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers

Kendall College Names Renee Zonka Dean of School of Culinary Arts


Cambro Names Schurch VP of Sales Planning and Development

Cambro promotes longtime associate Schurch to new position.

NRAEF to Honor Ralph Brennan

The NRAEF recognizes Ralph Brennan for his dedication to the restaurant industry.

Black Joins Scotsman Sales Team

Foodservice equipment industry veteran joins ice machine manufacturer.

Pair of Consulting Companies form Strategic Alliance

NRA's RPI Chills with the January Weather

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 100.2 in January, down 0.8 percent from its December level. Despite the decline, January marked the fourth time in the last five months that the RPI registered a score of more than 100, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators. In addition, participating foodservice operators appear to be optimistic about the outlook for the industry.