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.

Christine Barone Named True Food Kitchen CEO

Foodservice Equipment Industry Veteran Tom Szafranski Joins Heritage Foodservice Group

Former Hobart executive assumes EVP role for Indiana-based parts distributor.

Consumer Concern Over Food Safety at Supermarkets Rises

In-store dining and restaurant-style takeout offerings trigger safety issues

And Go Concepts Names New CEO

Restaurant industry veteran Bobby Shaw was named CEO of And Go Concepts, which owns and operates Salad and Go. Shaw’s background includes working with such restaurant companies as McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Freebirds World Burrito.

Headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., Salad and Go is a gourmet salad drive-thru concept. 

Lunch Traffic Continues to Soften

Foodservice lunch posted consecutively steeper declines over the past six months, per NPD Data.

Brantner Named Executive Chef of Granite City Food & Brewery

Dave Brantner was promoted to corporate executive chef of Granite City Food & Brewery.

Billow and Danon Join the National Restaurant Association Team

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Names New Chief Operating Officer

Former VP of Food Safety Neil Checketts Assumes COO Role

Martin Cowley Joins Ricca Design Studios

Longtime Disneyland veteran becomes executive director, design and technical support for the Denver-based foodservice consulting firm.

New Owners for Baja Fresh, La Salsa

Canadian-based MTY Food Group extends its U.S. restaurant portfolio.

Roy Rogers’ Parent Company Personnel Changes

Kevin Dermeritt director of procurement; Martin J. Worsham corporate network manager