Foodservice Opinions

Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.

Stealth Firm Looks to Dominate U.S. Beverages, Consumers say Eating Out Ruins Their Budget, February Foodservice Hiring Steady, and Walmart Moving into Prepared Meals

Stealth firm tries to unite and dominate the U.S. beverage market. Consumers blame eating out for ruining their budgets. Foodservice hiring was steady in February. Walmart readies a move into the prepared meal business. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant Performance Tumbled in January, Joint Employment Policy Reversed (Again), Double-Digit Growth Expected for Third-Party Delivery Platform

The National Restaurant Association says restaurant performance tumbled in January. The policy on joint employment was reversed again. Chipotle discontinues its Tasty Made burger concept. Double digit growth is predicted for the third-party delivery market. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.

A Pro You Should Know: John Spicer, Founder, Crest Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, Virginia Beach, Va.

Continuing FE&S’ focus on industry veterans engaged in philanthropic activities, this month John Spicer of Crest Restaurant Equipment & Supplies in Virginia Beach, Va., discusses Camp Grom. The expansive adventure park and recreation center was built specifically for children with disabilities and their families, as well as for wounded warriors, fallen warriors and their families. It opens this month.

And the Winner Is …

It’s March and that can only mean that the FE&S awards season is underway. In this issue, we highlight some of the very best examples of creative tabletop installations across five industry segments. Our team of independent judges curated a list of winners that exemplify the best in current trends across a variety of foodservice applications.

Lessons in Tabletop Refresh

Instead of suggesting that a tabletop looks old or dated, the better option is to use the term refresh. It is far less offensive when approaching the topic with operators.

Restaurant Sales Flat in January, Sales Growth Among Largest Chains Slowed, and the Number of U.S. Restaurants Dipped

U.S. retail sales declined in January while restaurant sales were flat. Rising government price indexes raise fears of higher inflation and interest rates. Technomic reports sales growth among the 500 largest restaurant chains slowed for the second consecutive year. The number of restaurants in the U.S. declined last year. These stories and whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.