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.

Bob Evans Farms to look for new CEO

Steve Davis has stepped down from his role as CEO of Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

MAFSI Reports Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Sales Increased 3.8 Percent

Reps reporting positive numbers though there are concerns market is losing steam. 

Remembering Robert Perlick

Perlick Corporation’s Robert Perlick passed away on November 29, 2014. He was 92 years old.

Server Products Hires Director of Quality Improvement

Server Products hired Jodi McMahon to serve as the company's director of quality and business improvement.

Taco Bell Updates Management Structure

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., announced a series of leadership changes aimed to support domestic and international expansion.

Villeroy & Boch Updates Its Canadian Distribution

Villeroy & Boch appointed Tableware Solutions as its exclusive stocking master distributor for the Canadian foodservice market.

Beaty Joins Nieco in Executive Vice President Role

Nieco Corporation introduced Brett Beaty as an executive vice president for the manufacturer of automatic broilers.

Private Equity Firm Buys Buffalo Hotel Supply

Private-equity firm Lorraine Capital has acquired 100 percent of the stock in Buffalo Hotel Supply, an Amherst, N.Y.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Stutz Becomes President of McAlister's Deli

Carin Stutz is the new president of McAlister's Deli, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than 330 locations across 24 states. 

Restaurant Performance Index Climbs to 102.8 in October

Fueled by lower gas prices, restaurant operators reported higher same-store sales and customer traffic levels.

MPM Food Equipment Group Moves into a Larger Facility

Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer MPM Food Equipment Group has opened a 48,000-square-foot warehouse and office space complex at 236 Egidi Drive in Wheeling, Ill.