October 24, 2012
CiCi’s Pizza Updates Franchise Management Team
CiCi’s Pizza named Tom McCord vice president of franchise development and promoted Geoff Goodman to vice president of national brand excellence.
Remembering Thomas Redditt
Longtime manufacturers’ rep Thomas Redditt passed away on Sat., Oct. 20. He was 96 years old.
National Restaurant Association Calls for Entries for 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award
The National Restaurant Association is accepting entries to its 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award. In addition, patrons, employees and other members of the community the foodservice operation serves are invited to nominate the restaurants of their choice.
FEDA Releases 2013 Convention Details
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association will host its annual convention April 3-7 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill and Country Resort in San Antonio. In advance of this event, during which the association will celebrate its 80th anniversary, FEDA has released a series of details about the educational programming aimed at foodservice equipment and supplies dealerships.
Best In Class Winners
See who FE&S readers named this year’s Best In Class winners. Manufacturers were evaluated for product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales reps, product inventory and available product information. Click here to see the complete results.
Smallcakes Goes Bigtime
Mix together some television exposure, savvy marketing and a low-overhead business model and you have Smallcakes’ recipe for making a name for itself in the thriving cupcake niche.
Winston Industries Updates Engineering and Manufacturing Teams
Winston Industries promoted Bob Leavitt to vice president of manufacturing. Winston also announced that James Bunner has joined the engineering department as an electrical engineer.
Air Curtains from Around the World
Ever wonder why and where air curtains are used? From hospitals to butterfly houses to manufacturing facilities to paint booths, Mars Air Curtains can be found from sea to shining sea.
This Week in Foodservice: McDonald’s Weak Quarterly Results Not Their Only Challenge
While many restaurant chains struggled during the economic slump of the past five years or so, McDonald’s proved to be quite resilient. Unfortunately, during its fiscal third quarter, McDonald’s showed that it is no longer immune to the operating pressures so many other restaurants face. As a result, the coming months could continue to be challenging ones for McDonald’s.
Chain Operating Report for October 24, 2013
Among the chains making news this week are Dunkin’ Donuts, Elevation Burger, Popeyes, ShopHouse and Togo’s.