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.

Middleby Names New VP of Business Development, Consultant and Design Services

University foodservice executive takes on new role. 

Hotels’ Fine Approach to Dining Stands Alone

FE&S caught up with Guy Rigby, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' vice president of food and beverage for the Americas for his take on a trend affecting hotels worldwide: the swapping of fine-dining, continental cuisine restaurants to concept-driven, standalone spots.

Ali Group Adjusts Management Roles

Berti to become president of Scotsman Ice Systems.

Clifford to Manage Winston's KDS Brand

Company veteran takes on new role with food safety monitoring tool. 

Rita's Italian Ice Names Lorelli Chairman of the Board

Falconhead Capital partner also leads the search for a new CEO. 

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2013 Green Award Recipients

A collegiate culinary-arts program in central Oregon and a high school in Phoenix earn top honors for exemplary practices in sustainability. 

National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Program Expands to Over 41,000 Restaurant Locations Nationwide. 

Fast-Casual Foodservice Continues Growth Spurt

Sales outpace other restaurant industry segments. 

Akam to become CEO of American Restaurant Concepts

Former Hooters America CEO will look to turn the Florida-based franchisor into a national brand and diversify the company via new concepts. 

GRILLiT Updates Leadership Team

Former Quiznos executive Hajj becomes CEO for the Florida-based fast-casual chain. 

ABC Announces Award Winners

Allied Buying Corp., a Lombard, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, recognized a handful of its dealer members and manufacturers for their results over the previous year.