July 10, 2013
Hund to Lead Manitowoc’s Foodservice Group
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced that Robert Hund will assume the role of president of its foodservice group effective August 1 and report to Glen Tellock, the organization’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Taco John’s Adds to its Development Team
Dan James is the new chief development officer and Van Ingram is the new vice president of franchise development for Taco John’s International, a quick-service restaurant chain.
Illinois Tool Works Acquires Chinese Foodservice Equipment Business
Illinois Tool Works Inc. acquired Vesta Catering Co., Ltd., a foodservice equipment manufacturer in China. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
This Week In Foodservice: Wall Street’s View of Restaurants
Which is a better indicator of future industry performance: consumer-related economic data or the performance of restaurant stocks so far this year? You can decide as we explore a pair of restaurant industry reports from Wall Street analysts.
Free FE&S Farm to Table Webcast
Recently, 54 percent of foodservice operators surveyed by FE&S said they were sourcing more seasonal and locally grown menu ingredients. Learn more during this live webcast on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 1:00 p.m. CDT. Register today!
Sysco Names Charlton Sr. VP for Distribution Services
Scott Charlton will become Sysco Corporation’s senior vice president for distribution services, effective July 15, 2013. He replaces Fred Lankford, who is retiring after 41 years with Sysco.
Razzoo’s Cajun Café’s Open Door Approach Builds Customer Loyalty
This full-service concept brings Cajun cuisine served in a fun environment into previously untapped markets.
Myers Restaurant Supply Expands to East Coast
Myers Restaurant Supply, LLC is expanding its operation eastward. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer has formed Myers Restaurant Supply — East located in Marlton, N.J., which will service the entire Eastern Seaboard with heavy concentration on the New York City and Metro Area.
When Are You Going to Finish Your New Prototype?
Developing a new prototype is a project that can be equally exciting and daunting. But how do foodservice professionals know when their prototype development efforts are complete? Well, the answer is trickier than you might think.