September 26, 2012
Ignite Updates Management Team
Ignite Restaurant Group appointed Jim Doak to the newly created position of vice president of menu innovation and corporate executive chef. The company also promoted Deanna Parr to vice president of design services and Kristen Temple to vice president of marketing.
CHART Names New Executive Board
The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) announced the election of the association’s new executive board of directors. Serving as CHART president is John Kelley, chief people officer and vice president of training and human resources at White Castle System in Columbus, Ohio.
Special Editorial from FE&S
Chain Operating Report for Sept. 26, 2012
Six chain restaurant operators continue their expansion plans both domestically and internationally by adding new franchisees to their networks.
Operators Can Use Beverages to Drive Sales
Consumers’ thirst for beverages prepared outside of the home continues to increase, creating an opportunity for foodservice operators to boost check averages and enhance the overall dining experience, according to new research from Technomic, a Chicago-based market research firm .
Does Your Blast Chiller Need Replacement?
If your blast chiller’s monthly repair bills are more than a new unit’s monthly payment, it’s time for a replacement! The Randell blast chiller is easy to use and maintain, and has the dependability to keep your production running smoothly.
Fiesta Restaurant Group Updates Management Team
Fiesta Restaurant Group, owner of the fast-casual restaurant chains Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, announced a series of management transitions. Jim Tunnessen, executive vice president – chief operating officer of Pollo Tropical, and Mike Biviano, executive vice president – chief operating officer of Taco Cabana will retire effective Jan. 31, 2013.
Building a Sustainable Society, Starting with the Kitchen
Sustainable foodservice businesses consider everything—including the treatment of employees as well as animals in their pursuit of sustainable kitchens.
Introducing the Next Generation BKI CombiKing™ Ovens
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This Week in Foodservice: What Darden Restaurants Can Tell Us about the Economy
Job creation is the key to jump-starting the U.S. economy, so by closely examining the performance of one multi-concept restaurant operator we can get an idea of what’s to come, writes Jerry Stiegler in his latest blog post.