November 28, 2012
Freddy’s Updates Franchise Support System
Freddy’s, a restaurant chain specializing in burgers and frozen custard, announced a series of personnel moves to help support its franchise base.
UFood Restaurant Group Announces Management Changes
George Naddaff has resigned his position as chairman and chief executive officer for UFood Restaurant Group Inc. Richard Golden, who served on the company’s board of directors for the past three years, is UFood’s new chairman and CEO. Charlie Cocotas, UFood’s chief operating officer since 2008, also announced his retirement.
School Nutrition Association CEO Departs
Frank DiPasquale, chief executive officer for the School Nutrition Association, has left his post. Patricia Montague, the association’s chief operating officer, will serve as acting chief executive officer until the board of directors makes a decision on a new search process.
Ali Group Opens North American Training Center
Ali Group North America opened its North American Training Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The new building houses separate warewashing and cooking training facilities that foodservice equipment dealers and sales representatives can visit to receive onsite customized and classroom training.
College Students a Growing Customer Base for Convenience Stores, Reports NPD
For foodservice operators in the convenience store segment, college students represent an emerging opportunity to enhance their businesses. That’s because student c-store usage has grown across virtually all spending components and product dollars grew 15 percent over a year ago, according to the NPD report, Making the Grade: Student Consumer Impact on the Retail Fuels and Convenience Marketplace.
Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Fully concealed in the ceiling the Mars Phantom Series Air Curtain maintains environmental separation with ease. Recognized for its performance and energy savings characteristics the Phantom series is ideal for customer retail entrances, restaurant entries, hospitals, and applications with limited mounting space.
A report by Technomic and Restaurant Finance Monitor finds that many chains continue to see franchising as a significant growth opportunity.
This Week In Foodservice: Casual Restaurant Chains Comparable Store Sales Slide in October
Customer visits are up but check averages are down at casual dining establishments. So what does this all mean for the foodservice industry? This Week In Foodservice tries to make sense of it all.
Chain Operating Report for Nov. 28
A handful of restaurants entered new markets, while another breaks away from its food court roots by opening a standalone location.