March 13, 2013
Global Foodservice Traffic Sluggish in Q4 2012
Increases in global check averages brought foodservice spending up in many countries despite sluggish traffic, according to The NPD Group, a global information company.
New President at Qdoba
Qdoba named Timothy P. Casey president, effective March 25.
Bargreen Ellingson Opens Facility in Anchorage
Bargreen Ellingson is opening a full-service operation, including a showroom and warehouse, in Anchorage, Alaska, in April.
This Week in Foodservice: Merrill Lynch Reports on Which Restaurant Chains Are Bulls or Bears
Wall Street analysts offer their take on which publicly traded restaurant chains have the brightest outlook in the coming months.
Case Study: Sarpino’s, Lincolnshire, Ill.
In foodservice, a business concept can get lost in translation when a chain moves from one country to another, even when the two nations speak the same language.
Dunkin’ Brands Appoints New Presidents
Dunkin’ Brands announced four appointments among its executive team.
Win-Holt Promotes Yates
Win-Holt Equipment promoted Kevin Yates to vice president of sales.
Costner Becomes President of Mimi’s Cafe
Le Duff America named Phil Costner president of its newly acquired Mimi’s Café chain of casual dining restaurants. Costner most recently served as president and COO of la Madeleine Country French Café.
Operators Discover New Ways to Slice the Pizza Market
Despite pizza being one of the most established foodservice industry segments, consumers’ appetite for it appears to be heartier than ever. By keeping their products customizable and embracing old-world cooking techniques, operators are keeping the segment fresh in their customers’ eyes.