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.

Darden Acquires Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Darden Restaurants, Inc. will acquire Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for $780 million in an all-cash transaction from its stockholders, including private equity firms L Catterton and Oak Investment Partners.

LeanPath Hires a Food Waste Fighting Chef

Oak Hill Buys Checkers

Imperial Brown Names Director of Foodservice

Marker to Become President of CKE

Hotel & Restaurant Supply Names Mason Greene as President

Hochman Promoted to President of KFC U.S.

Kevin Hochman was promoted to president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S.

AHF Elects Officers and Directors

Members of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice elected two new officers, three new directors, and two nominating committee members to serve on the organization's 2017 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. 

WC & Partners Forms Strategic Alliance with Gastrotec

WC & Partners, a Denver, Colo.-based foodservice consulting firm, has formed a strategic alliance with Gastrotec, S.p.a., a foodservice design consulting firm based in Santiago, Chile. 

Thornton Becomes Jamba Juice’s COO

Former Starbucks executive assumes new role for the juice-oriented chain.

Michailo Joins MEIKO