December 18, 2013
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Component Hardware Group Opens Shanghai Location
Component Hardware Group, a New Jersey-based provider of components, specialty plumbing, and proprietary parts to original equipment manufacturers in the foodservice industry, opened an office in Shanghai, China, to service customers in the Middle East and Asia.
This Week in Foodservice: Restaurant and Bar Sales Outpace the Industry
This week the November U.S. Department of Commerce sales numbers bring good news for restaurants. And we take a look at the KnappTrack report on casual dining restaurants, U.S. chains operating in Africa and much more.
Cantrell Makes a Splash at Power Soak
What’s old is new again at Power Soak. Unified Brands announced that former Power Soak President John Cantrell has returned to the company as a product line manager for the company’s continuous motion wash system category.
Rapids Wholesale Equipment Sets Up Shop in the Twin Cities
While most brick and mortar companies look to grow their business by further developing their online presence, Rapids Wholesale Equipment is taking the opposite approach. The Iowa-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, long known for its catalog and online business, has opened a 19,000-square-foot cash and carry location in St. Paul, Minn.
Henny Penny Buys Wood Stone
In a deal involving a pair of privately held foodservice equipment companies, Henny Penny has purchased Wood Stone. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Frieling USA Moves Into New Headquarters
Frieling USA has a new headquarters location in Fort Mill, S.C.
Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation
Amy Smith is the new director of culinary innovation for Buffalo Wild Wings. In her new role, Smith is responsible for creating, executing, and overseeing an annual product development plan and ensuring it aligns with restaurant operations. She will also manage logistics for all new or improved ingredients, menu items, equipment, and smallwares.
Bennigan’s Updates Management Team
Bennigan’s announced a series of updates to its management team.