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.
It is anticipated that early in 2016, Manitowoc Foodservice will spin off from Manitowoc Corporation to become a stand-alone, publicly traded company. To prepare for the changes ahead, Manitowoc Foodservice had a busy 2015. The multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer hired Hubertus Muehlhaeuser to serve as its president in August. A few months later the company announced it was planning to close its Cleveland manufacturing plant and move production of the items made there to other locations. Of course, steps like these are only the beginning for Manitowoc Foodservice. FE&S interviewed Muehlhaeuser about what lies ahead for the company and its customers.
Breakfast continues to expand its reach outside the morning rush, with QSRs offering egg-based meals throughout the day and food brands revamping their marketing campaigns to cater to the protein-seeking consumer.
Restaurant Technologies has acquired Pure Fill Solutions, a cooking oil management systems company based in St. Paul, Minn., that services bakeries, grocery stores and independent restaurants throughout the region.
Multi-concept franchisor Kahala Brands has acquired Pinkberry, a frozen yogurt concept headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. The 10-year-old Pinkerry has more than 260 locations in 20 countries.