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.

Trend: Robot Revolution

At research firm Datassential’s Foodscape conference, experts discussed the increasing prevalence of robotics, automation and even artificial intelligence in chain restaurants and other operations. While these potential technological advancements are suitable for more repetitive jobs like flipping burgers, they open up a need for more tech-savvy employees who feel comfortable working alongside these machines and can also focus on higher level tasks, like menu development and operational management.

2017 Beverage Series: The Nitro Immersion

From frothy nitro coffee to strong and nutty cocktails, nitrogen-infused drinks ramp up faster than the craft beer revolution.

Introducing a New Restaurant-Style Menu at CHI Health

Reconfiguring the use of a cook-chill food preparation system, a centralized tray system and a retherm cart delivery system results in greater diversity and higher-quality food.

How Dining Trends Impact Tabletop Specification

Some people say they don’t follow trends. But the thing is, trends can have a domino  effect regardless of whether you’re into them. Take food trends. As more chefs figure out  different ways to use ingredients such as gochujang (Korean for red chili paste) or uni (Japanese for sea urchin) or to grow microgreens in their kitchens, they also think of new ways to serve their creations. And as more diners take photos of the food at their tables, that impacts the way chefs think about how to plate dishes. All of this has a direct impact on the pieces
that foodservice operators select to adorn their tabletops.

Tablecraft Updates Rep Network

Unified Brands Promotes Seeburger to Retail Sales Manager

Alto-Shaam Updates its Product Management and Sales Teams

Dunkin’ Brands Taps Latimer to Serve as VP of Culinary Innovation

Former PepsiCo executive brings beverage background to Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins

The Hummus & Pita Co. Names New COO

Former McAlister’s Deli executive Sheppard joins the fast-casual Mediterranean concept.

Tasty Made Turns to Top Chef

Florida Foodservice E&S Dealers Bounce Back from Hurricane Irma

Part four in a special series covering the impact of recent hurricanes on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

Editor’s Note: If your business was affected by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, please reach out to FE&S’ Editorial Director Joe Carbonara via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.