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.

Golden Gate Capital Agrees to Buy Red Lobster

Casual dining chain sells for approximately nine times its EBITDA.

 

Papa John's Updates Management Team

Ritchie promoted to COO.

KitchenAid Names McClure Global Director

Company veteran takes on a new role with the light equipment manufacturer.

Schroeder Joins Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Will take over as VP of Operations.

BRIX Holding Acquires Two Franchised Concepts

Company plans to update the prototypes and interiors of the newly acquired Smoothie Factory and RedBrick Pizza.

Krispy Kreme Names New President and CEO

Former Papa John's executive joins the donut chain.

Brinkley Becomes Vice President for AccuTemp

Former Lang Manufacturing executive to head up combi oven division.

Argosy Group International Acquires Donper America

Foodservice equipment manufacturer continues to grow through acquisition.

AHF Awards Honor Healthcare Professionals

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the winners of its 2014 Future Horizons, Spotlight, Partnership in Leadership and Exemplary Leadership awards. AHF will present the awards during its annual conference, which takes place June 3-6 in Orlando, Fla.

Duke Manufacturing Updates Management and Sales Teams

Marvel promoted to president.

Manitowoc's Tilloston Sets Retirement Date

Steps aside after 41 years working with Delfield.