February 6, 2013
Conte Becomes FMP President
Franklin Machine Products, Inc. promoted Michael Conte to president. Joe Grato, FMP’s president for 13 years, takes on the title of president emeritus and the role of chairman for the FMP business unit, as a part of a planned succession process.
T&S Brass Acquires EnviroPure
T&S Brass and Bronze Works has acquired EnviroPure Systems, Inc., a Chicago-based developer of organic food waste technologies. EnviroPure’s two systems — one wet, one dry — provide onsite food waste decomposition.
Edward Don & Company Moves to New Facility
Edward Don & Company moved its national headquarters and Illinois distribution center to a new 362,500-square-foot facility in Woodridge. Previously, Edward Don & Co. had called North Riverside, Ill., home.
This Week in Foodservice:
The NRA’s Restaurant Performance Index may have shown a relatively flat industry but foodservice professionals still have a few reasons to be optimistic.
Don’t miss Manitowoc at the NAFEM show.
Stop by booth 1268 to see over 30 new products from our best-in-class brands. Our innovations offer labor saving, time saving, on-the-go service, energy efficiency and much, much more! Come explore, learn and talk with Manitowoc.
2013 Excellence in Tabletop Awards
The front of the house takes center stage as we celebrate the cream of the crop in tabletops.
Chain Profile: Joe’s American Bar & Grill
A commitment to treat patrons like “guests in your own home” and scratch cooking of classic comfort foods defines this New England-based upscale casual chain.
Restaurant Industry’s Performance Declined in December
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined to 99.7 in December, down 0.2 percent from the previous month. This was the third consecutive month the RPI stood at less than 100, which indicates contraction in the index of key foodservice industry economic indicators.
FE&S Announces 2013 Top Achiever Awards Winners
Four foodservice professionals earn recognition for their commitment to excellence.