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.

National Restaurant Association and Educational Foundation Name New Officers and Board Members

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the results from its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees elections. In addition, the NRA and NRAEF announced several industry leaders have joined their boards.

Hodges Takes the Driver's Seat for The Grilled Cheese Truck

Former Smoothie King VP assumes CEO role.

 

Tapping Into a Central Kitchen Advantage at Bozeman Public School District #7

During the 10 years after a central kitchen was built in 1993 for Bozeman Public Schools District #7, the district added 4 elementary schools and a middle school, bringing the total number of schools to 11 and expanding enrollment from 4,800 to 6,200. 

Dream Kitchen Survey Looks at Operator Use of Foodservice Equipment

The use of food preparation and storage equipment is on the rise, according to 35 percent of foodservice operators participating in the Dream Kitchen Survey, a joint research project from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine and Y-Pulse, a Chicago-based market research firm. 

Data Interchange Initiative Looks to Enhance Communication Among Foodservice Industry Business Partners

The foodservice equipment and supplies industry has fallen behind other industries when it comes to effective electronic communications capabilities with trading partners. 

Restaurant Trend: Fire-Roasted Foods

Fire roasting — using the live fire of wood- and charcoal-fired indoor grills and ovens — took the number-three spot for trending preparation methods on the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” list for 2015, an annual survey of American Culinary Federation member chefs that lists foodservice-related trends expected to shape the industry in the coming year. 

Manitowoc Explores Separating Foodservice and Crane Businesses

Spinoff of the multiline foodservice equipment business could be complete by the first quarter of 2016.

FE&S to Present 2015 Hall of Fame Award to Ken Gill

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly names Ken Gill of The Gill Company, recipient of the magazine’s 2015 Hall of Fame Award. Gill will accept the award during FE&S’ 2015 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, May 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

Clark Associates Inc. Named FE&S' 2015 Dealer of the Year

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly announces that Lancaster, Pa.-based Clark Associates Inc. is the recipient of the magazine's prestigious Dealer of the Year Award.

Restaurant Industry Sales Expected to Increase 3.8 Percent in 2015

Sales among fast-casual and quick-serve restaurants to grow 4.3 percent, per the National Restaurant Association's 2015 industry forecast. 

Johnson to Become Starbucks COO

Former Microsoft executive will replace Alstead on March 1.