August 15, 2012
Gaylord Industries Makes a Trio of Personnel Announcements
Gaylord Industries, a manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, promoted Bruce Lukens to director of sales and marketing, and named Robert Carmichael, P.E., regional sales manager and Jim Christle service engineer.
July Restaurant & Bar Sales Remain Positive
While July foodservice sales appear better than expected, there remains some uncertainty around the impact such economic factors as employment levels and food prices are having on the foodservice industry.
Remembering Robin Crispin
Robin Crispin, a longtime member of the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer community, passed away August 6, 2012. He was 79 years old.
Labor Management Is Not for the Birds — Industrial Engineering Can Help
Trying to manage labor challenges is enough to make most foodservice and retail operators want to stick their heads in the sand. Doing so, however, creates other opportunities for the business to fail. That’s where applying activity-based labor management techniques, a core principle of industrial engineering, can help foodservice and retail operators eliminate at least one bull’s-eye.
Free FE&S Cross Contamination Webcast
Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm CDT for a free webcast entitled Eliminating the Hazards of Cross Contamination. Experts will share best practices and their experiences in helping foodservice operators reduce potential risks.
Pizza Inn Recognizes Franchisees
Pizza Inn, Inc. recognized a series of franchisees with its collection of annual awards.
MAFSI Business Barometer Reports Second Quarter Gain of 3.6 Percent
Sales for the second quarter of 2012 increased by 3.6 percent, according to the Business Barometer published by the Manufacturers’ Agents for the Food Equipment Industry (MAFSI). In comparison, sales in the first quarter of this year increased by 4 percent, according to MAFSI. This marks the seventh consecutive quarter of growth registered by the MAFSI Business Barometer.
Frymaster Updates Management Team
Todd Phillips will succeed Dave Mosteller as vice president and general manager of Frymaster effective immediately. A 25-year company veteran, Mosteller announced his retirement.
Have we Mentioned it’s Extraordinary Storage Capacity?
One FX unit can hold double the product of a traditional unit. Pan configuration options are endless, or do away with pans completely! Twice the product, where you need it, held with precision at the temperature you choose — experience FX!
Moore Joins Paragon Solutions Team
Bud Moore joined the staff of Paragon Solutions, Inc., a foodservice design, consulting and branding firm based in Fort Worth, Texas.
FE&S Updates iPad App
FE&S’s relaunched iPad app is now available. Our app delivers each issue in full to your newsstand in a new enhanced format. Even if you’ve previously downloaded our app you’ll want to upgrade to this version. It’s free in the iTunes app store — and free every month thereafter.