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.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Acquired

J. Alexander’s Buys 99 Restaurants Chain

Great Lakes West Acquires Kessenich’s


Equipex Updates Rep Network

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply Honors Reps of the Year

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply named its 2016 Factory Representatives of the Year, which recognizes both independent manufacturers' rep firms and factory representatives.

Taylor Precision USA Updates Rep Network

Taylor Precision USA added Kain Mcarthur to its network of independent manufacturers' reps.

The Chickery Names New President, Prepares for Growth

Restaurant industry veteran Kert Gennings is the new president of The Chickery, a Washington, D.C.-based fast-casual chicken concept. 

Food Waste Revolution

Many restaurants and operators are going beyond simply composting scraps and otherwise discarded pre-consumer food to actually using it in dishes, getting closer to zero-waste kitchens.

The Montague Company Acquires Turbo Coil

The Montague Company acquired Baldwin Park, California-based Turbo Coil Refrigeration Systems, Inc., a manufacturer whose product line includes evaporator coils, prep tables and chef bases.

Remembering Rational’s Siegfried Meister

Walter Kurtz temporarily assumes the role of chairman of Rational’s super advisory board.

Hard Rock Appoints Bautista to Sr. VP Role