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.

Data Interchange Initiative Looks to Enhance Communication Among Foodservice Industry Business Partners

The foodservice equipment and supplies industry has fallen behind other industries when it comes to effective electronic communications capabilities with trading partners. 

Restaurant Trend: Fire-Roasted Foods

Fire roasting — using the live fire of wood- and charcoal-fired indoor grills and ovens — took the number-three spot for trending preparation methods on the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” list for 2015, an annual survey of American Culinary Federation member chefs that lists foodservice-related trends expected to shape the industry in the coming year. 

Manitowoc Explores Separating Foodservice and Crane Businesses

Spinoff of the multiline foodservice equipment business could be complete by the first quarter of 2016.

FE&S to Present 2015 Hall of Fame Award to Ken Gill

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly names Ken Gill of The Gill Company, recipient of the magazine’s 2015 Hall of Fame Award. Gill will accept the award during FE&S’ 2015 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, May 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

Clark Associates Inc. Named FE&S' 2015 Dealer of the Year

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly announces that Lancaster, Pa.-based Clark Associates Inc. is the recipient of the magazine's prestigious Dealer of the Year Award.

Restaurant Industry Sales Expected to Increase 3.8 Percent in 2015

Sales among fast-casual and quick-serve restaurants to grow 4.3 percent, per the National Restaurant Association's 2015 industry forecast. 

Johnson to Become Starbucks COO

Former Microsoft executive will replace Alstead on March 1.

Romer Joins Bettcher Industries

Foodservice equipment industry veteran becomes director of sales for Ohio manufacturer.

TriMark Gill Group Promotes Anderson

Standex Names New President for Food Service Equipment Group

Danaher Corp. veteran De Greef-Safft to lead the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Canadian Restaurant Company Updates Management Team

Imvescor franchises under the the Pizza Delight, Mikes, Scores and Bâton Rouge names.