FlashNews: Investment Firm Buys Tropical Smoothie, Chain Operating Report and More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 22, 2012

Freiberg Named President of Carlisle FoodService FE&S FlashNews

The Carlisle Companies appointed Trent Freiberg president of Carlisle FoodService Products.

This Week in Foodservice: Foodservice Operations Lead in Franchise Failure FE&S FlashNews

Franchising news website BlueMauMau.com produced a “lemon list” of franchise failures and it is not terribly surprising that most of the top ten were from the foodservice industry.

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Frieling U.S.A. to Distribute Seltmann China and Tableware FE&S FlashNews

Through a strategic partnership struck between the two companies, Frieling U.S.A. Inc. will become the exclusive importer and distributor of china and tableware manufactured by Germany-based Seltmann. This takes effect in September for the United States and Canada.

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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 FE&S Cross Contamination Webcast experiences in helping foodservice operators reduce potential risks.

Smashburger Names Willis VP of Franchise Sales FE&S FlashNews

Smashburger, part of the restaurant industry’s better burger segment, named Brett Willis senior vice president of franchise sales. In his new role, Willis will lead franchise recruitment initiatives for the company, with a particular focus on developing and executing strategies for non-traditional, domestic and international unit growth.

Investment Firm Buys Tropical Smoothie FE&S FlashNews

Atlanta-based BIP Opportunities Fund, LP purchased controlling interest in Tropical Smoothie Café, a 315-unit food and smoothie franchise. Scott Pressly, partner at BIP, assumes the role of chairman of the board and Mike Rotondo receives a promotion to chief executive officer for Tropical Smoothie.

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Chain Operating Report FE&S FlashNews

Caribou and Cheesecake Factory explore new venues and markets, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group reports operating results for the second quarter and much more in this week’s chain operating report.

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