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.

Culinary Equipment Group Enters Chicago-Area Market

A group of seasoned foodservice professionals have joined forces to join Culinary Equipment Group, a multiple-line manufacturers' rep group.

NRA Welcomes Three New Officers

In a January 2011 Board of Directors Meeting, the National Restaurant Association introduced three new officers.

Next Generation Restaurant Patrons: Millennials

According to Technomic's Generational Consumer Trend Report, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, rivals the Baby Boomer generation in size. As a result, restaurant chains are adjusting their tactics to make their foodservice operations more appealing to this sizable demographic.

Les Deux Part Deux

Les-Deux

Haddingtons Opens in Austin

Haddingtons

Concept Trends: The Gastro-Pub

The gastro-pub continues to gain momentum as a conceptual trend by combining gourmet, chef-driven foods in a pubby, bar-focused space.

New in Catering: Out-of-the-Box Box Lunches

Blue-Plate-CateringSome foodservice operators are no longer boxed in by the concept of boxed lunches.

Nemco Buys Fresh-O-Matic from Manitowoc

Vulcan to Sell TEC Infrared Cooking Technology

Illinois Tool Works has expanded the cooking options available in its Vulcan line through the acquisition of certain assets from TEC.

Unified Brands Promotes Donovan

Fifteen-year foodservice industry veteran Tom Donovan continues to climb the corporate ladder at Unified Brands.

Cooper-Atkins Announces Personnel Moves

Cooper-Atkins Corp. announced a trio of promotions and several new hires within its sales organization.