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.

Manitowoc Updates Rep Network

Zink Marketing to add to its Midwestern territories. 

Restaurant Performance Index Remained at More Than 100 in July Despite Softer Sales and Traffic Levels

Same-store sales remained positive but restaurant operators are less optimistic about the economy. 

Second Quarter Equipment and Supplies Sales Surge 6.1 Percent

MAFSI Members report increased quoting activity, too. 

QualServ Adds to Sales Team

McDonald's veteran Hoverman joins Arkansas-based foodservice equipment dealer. 

Frontline Names New Product Design Engineer

Palazzo to focus on product development and enhancing functionality. 

Tondelli Joins FMP

Foodservice equipment industry veteran takes on new role as director of business development.

Prepared Foods Sales Outpace Restaurant Visits

Home meal replacement items and prepared foods at supermarkets and other retail outlets will continue taking away from restaurant visits, according to a new report by The NPD Group.

No Gas, No Electric Smoker

Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse owner and barbecue pit master Jared Leonard helped develop and install a commercial BBQ smoker for old fashioned, energy-saving cooking.

Concept Closeup: Tom Yum District – The “Chipotle” for Thai

Chef Aulie Bunyaratapan and Restaurateur Mel Oursinsiri opened Tom Yum District this summer in Arlington, Va.

Food Trucks Park in QSR Territory

Convenience and the availability of interesting foods help drive food truck usage. 

Karssiens Takes on New Role at Manitowoc

Company vet named EVP of Asia Pacific Region.