October 23, 2013
Smokey Bones Updates its Operations Team
Robin Muller joined Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill as senior vice president of operations. Tom Porfiris, previously director of operations for the casual dining chain, was promoted to senior director of operations.
Sun Capital to Sell Captain D’s
Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners reached an agreement to sell Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant to Centre Partners, another private equity firm. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
This Week in Foodservice: Economic Climate at Year’s End, Advertising’s Effect on Sales and More
Technomic’s “Final Chapter” looks at the impact of the economic climate on the restaurant community as we head toward the end of the year. This week’s blog post also takes an early look at the financial impact of the government shutdown, the effectiveness of restaurant advertising and a lot more.
Prusack Moves to MEIKO
MEIKO USA Inc. named Susan Prusack the company’s segment specialist for the northeast market. In her new role, Prusack will work with operators, consultants, facilities managers and others from design to delivery.
Schlotzsky’s Names VP of Catering and Off-Premise Sales
Schlotzsky’s named Brian Farris its new vice president of catering and off-premise sales.
Green Tip: Understanding Energy Management Systems
Although they have been around for a while, energy management systems (EMS) have been slow to catch on in the foodservice community. That may soon change, however, due to a growing number of restaurant chains exploring whether these efficiency tools can help reduce energy consumption.
Watlow Names New Chief Marketing Officer
Thermal systems manufacturer Watlow named Damon Ground its chief marketing officer.
Preferred Marketing Group Promotes Valvo
Preferred Marketing Group, a California-based manufacturer’s rep firm, promoted longtime associate Tony Valvo to vice president.
Edward Don & Co. Names New Director of Merchandising
Edward Don & Company, a Woodridge, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, named Pete Angenend its new director of merchandising.