June 19, 2013
Cornyn and Fasano Join Brailsford & Dunlavey
Longtime foodservice consultants John Cornyn and Joyce Fasano have become vice presidents for Brailsford & Dunlavey, a national program management firm that offers comprehensive services ranging from strategic planning to implementation with a focus on education, government and sports/fitness facilities. As part of this transition, the duo will form a foodservice consulting discipline within B&D and close The Cornyn Fasano Group, the consulting firm they have run together for the past 37 years, effective July 1.
Webcast: Award-Winning Chefs Discuss Farm to Table Operations
Join us on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (CST) for an hour-long webcast with a panel of farm-to-table experts as they discuss the impact sourcing locally produced and seasonal ingredients can have on foodservice operations. Our esteemed panel includes James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur Paul Kahan, sustainability-focused foodservice consultant John Turenne and chef and restaurateur Phillip Lopez.
Piccadilly Restaurants Launches Piccadilly Emergency Services
Picadilly Restaurants, LLC announced the launch of a new division within its restaurant and foodservice company, Piccadilly Emergency Services.
DSR of the Month, June 2013: Larry Simonel, Sales Consultant C&T Design and Equipment Co., Indianapolis
Larry Simonel has been in the foodservice industry most of his life. Growing up, his mother worked as a restaurant manager and he began working in and around foodservice operations at 12 years old.
Dunkin’ Donuts Reveals First New Store Design
Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled a new store design that brings a contemporary look to the brand’s focus on getting patrons in and out expediently and its increasing movement into all dayparts.
This Week in Foodservice: May Restaurant & Bar Sales Show Mixed Results
The advanced estimates of retail sales from the U.S. Census Bureau for May show an increase of 0.6 percent over April when adjusted for seasonal variations such as holiday shifts, etc. On the same basis, sales were up 4.3 percent this May over May 2012. Without automobiles included, total sales rose 0.3 percent.
ABC Names New Executive Director
Tom Venetis is the incoming executive director for Allied Buying Corporation, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealer buying group. Venetis will replace Tom Wilhelm, ABC’s current executive director. Wilhelm announced his intention to retire at the end of this year.
Davis Takes Roost at Church’s Chicken
Restaurant industry veteran Steve Davis is the new chief concept officer for Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken. In his new role, Davis is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the Church’s brand, including its overall global strategy and positioning as well as menu and concept innovations.
Chain Operating Report for June 19
Baskin Robbins, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Cosi, and Qdoba are among the restaurant chains making headlines this week.