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.

Remembering Sandy Hahn

Sandy Hahn, a longtime member of the foodservice equipment industry, passed away on August 25, 2015. He was 78 years old.

Educational Foundation Looks for Award Nominees

The NRAEF’s Restaurant Neighbor Award honors restaurateurs for their philanthropic efforts and dedication to giving back to their community. 

Consumers Continue to Explore Culinary Diversity

American consumers place value on authentic experiences and restaurants specializing in individual cuisines.

Yum! Brands Updates Management of its Chinese Operations

Pant succeeds Su as CEO of Yum! Restaurants China.

Stoelting Updates Rep Network in New England Area

Stoelting Foodservice, a manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, scooped up the Viola Group to serve as its independent manufacturer’s rep for its New England territory.

The Viola Group, based in Madison, Conn., will represent Stoelting Foodservice in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Led, by David Viola, the rep group has eight industry professionals.

Star Brands Promotes Yungbluth

Foodservice equipment industry veteran becomes vice president of business development.

Emerging Trends in School Foodservice

Fresh. Healthy. Scratch cooking. These buzz words dominate today’s school foodservice industry. But what impact can these trends have on operations that were doing little more than heating and serving meals until now? Read on to find out.

Vollrath Purchases Miguel Pujadas

Acquiring the Spanish company helps the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer broaden its product offerings.

Prudhomme Joins Robot Coupe

 Robot Coupe appointed David Prudhomme to the newly created position of market solutions advisor.

Prudhomme will work with multi-unit operators throughout the Southeastern U.S. as well as Oklahoma and Texas. He will also work with Robot Coupe’s network of independent manufacturers’ reps and distributors.

Prudhomme has more than 25 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, including 13 years as a chef and the last 12 years mostly in foodservice equipment sales for Rational, Fagor Commercial, and W. Myers Company. 

Equipment and Supplies Sales Increase 5.1 Percent in the Second Quarter

MAFSI members project a 4.3 percent sales increase in the third quarter.

John Inserra to Become President of Cooper's Hawk Winery