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.

Restaurant Sales Data for 2013, Improving Service Raises the Bottom Line and Much More

This week we take a look at December retail sales and how restaurants fared last month and for all of 2013. We will also look at the affect improved service has on fast food sales, and much more.

Mirkovich Associates Acquires Casper Marketing

The independent manufacturers' rep firm will go to market as Mirkovich-Casper

Restaurant Industry to Experience Moderate Growth This Year

NRA predicts 2014 will be the fifth consecutive year of growth for the restaurant industry.

MAFSI Announces 2014 Award Winners

The Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) recognized a series of members and other foodservice professionals with the organization's annual awards. 

Franke Buys FIFO

Company to remain in Canada.

Chanticleer Holdings to Acquire Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Deal for fine dining concept expected to close by the end of January.

EnviroPure Updates Sales Leadership

Thomas becomes national sales manager for T&S Brass division.

Apollo to Acquire Chuck E. Cheese's Parent

Deal for CEC valued at $1.3 billion.

Kohl Becomes NIECO President

Baker steps aside to focus on sales, distribution and more.

Premium Supply Bolsters Management

N. Wasserstrom veteran Vergouwen to become COO.

Miksa Named CEO of Mazzio's LLC

Former CEO of Boneheads takes on new challenge.