FlashNews: TriMark USA Buys Century Concepts and More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

October 3, 2012

TriMark USA Buys Century Concepts FE&S FlashNews

TriMark USA, Inc. has acquired Century Concepts Inc., a Suwanee, Ga.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership. The company will join the TriMark South Division to create a new division: TriMark Century Concepts.

Taco Cabana Updates Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Taco Cabana promoted Mark Phillips to vice president of operations. The chain also promoted Gerardo Arce to vice president of finance.

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Chain Operating Report for October 3, 2012 FE&S FlashNews

This week’s chain operating report features business updates from a variety of restaurant concepts, including Captain D’s, Caribou Coffee, Jersey Mike’s and Pizza Inn.

NRA’s August RPI Heats Up to 100.6 in August FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 100.6 in August, up 0.4 percent from July. This also represents the first increase in 5 months and the 10th consecutive month the index exceeded 100, signaling expansion among key foodservice industry economic indicators.

Sysco Updates Canadian Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Sysco Corporation promoted Randy White to president of Sysco Canada from president and CEO of Sysco Canada’s Western region and Sysco Calgary. Rod Stroud, president and CEO of Sysco Canada’s Eastern region and Sysco Central Ontario, was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sysco Canada.

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Pecinka Ferri Associates Adds to Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Pecinka Ferri Associates, a Little Falls, N.J.-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, added Emre Evren to its sales team.

Pollo Tropical Promotes Meisenheimer FE&S FlashNews

Pollo Tropical promoted Danny Meisenheimer to interim chief operating officer, succeeding Jim Tunnessen following his retirement from the company as COO in January 2013.

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McGuire Joins Briad Group FE&S FlashNews

Multi-concept foodservice operator The Briad Group named Michelle McGuire vice president of operations for its Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar and CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot brands.

This Week in Foodservice: Restaurant Performance Index Shows a Nice Improvement FE&S FlashNews

While the National Restaurant Association offered some good news in the form of its monthly RPI, other foodservice-related economic indicators were not as positive.

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