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 Customer and Unit Growth Remain Flat

Consumer traffic at restaurants remained generally flat, as did the number of restaurants between June 2013 and June 2014, according to The NPD Group's latest study.

Red Robin Names Five New Vice Presidents

Melnick promoted to senior vice president.

The Egg & I Restaurants Names Interim CEO After Baumhauer Passes Away

Lamb takes over on an interim basis.

Gage to Lead Domino's Team USA

Worked his way up from delivery driver in Cleveland.

Remembering Kenneth High

Kenneth High of Maryland-based manufacturers’ rep firm High Sabatino Associates passed away on Aug. 12, 2014. He was 80 years old.

Chain Operating Report for Aug. 12, 2014

The restaurant chains making headlines this week include Baskin-Robbins, Burger King, Coconut’s Fish Café, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Hwy 55 Burgers and Schlotzky’s.

Ali Group North America to get new CFO

Willis comes over from Beverage-Air.

Remembering Nor-Lake's Patrick Huppert

 

Is Dining Solo Becoming the Norm?

Consumers dine alone more than half the time.

Bower to Leave Popeye’s for Pei Wei

Bower has a long history in foodservice. 

Abbajay Joins Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

Former Sbarro executive assumes COO role for the fast-growing barbecue chain.