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.

Pret A Manger Names Naylor to Lead U.S. Operations

Starbucks veteran to lead the U.K. company's 53 U.S. locations. 

HLC Welcomes Back Drake

Tabletop sales pro returns to her previous employer. 

Women's Foodservice Forum Chair to Guide Operations

WFF launches search for new president.

Darden Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

Lee replaces the retiring Madsen as president and COO. 

McAlister's Creates New Development Post

Sturgis joins the fast-casual restaurant chain.

U.S. Restaurant Traffic Modestly Increases in Q2 2013

Fast-casual restaurant continue to thrive, jumping 8 percent in the second quarter. 

Mercer Cutlery Carves Out New Home

Company moves to Ronkonkoma. 

The Passing of Fritzi Woods

Former PrimeSource leader passed away unexpectedly. 

NRAEF Seeks Nominations for Awards Programs

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced it is accepting nominations for its 2014 "Restaurant Neighbor" and "Faces of Diversity" awards. 

Tin Dum Asiacafe Bolsters Management Team

Pair of Arby's veterans join the growing pan-Asian concept.

Johnson-Lancaster Expands, Moves to New Facility

Dealer moves from the bay to the coast.