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.

Manitowoc Foodservice Looks Ahead to Life as a Stand-Alone Company

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, All Day

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.

Electrolux Professional Adds an Executive Chef

Trio of Reps Join MAFSI’s Board of Directors

New Ownership on the Menu for Togo’s Eateries

Wendy’s Leadership Succession Program Kicks into Gear

Penegor to become president of the quick-serve burger chain in January.

Myers Restaurant Supply Opens New Location

Foodservice equipment industry veteran Randy Bishop to lead the California dealer’s newest location.

Moe’s Taps Dowd to Serve in Culinary Leadership Post

Tomasso to Become President of First Watch

Breakfast and lunch concept promotes longtime chief marketing officer.

Restaurant Technologies Buys Pure Fill Solutions

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.

Kahala Brands Scoops Up Pinkberry

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.