January 15, 2014
Quaker Steak & Lube Announces Management Transition
Quaker Steak & Lube named current CFO Frederick Dreibholz interim CEO for the chain. Dreibholz replaces John Longstreet who is stepping down as Quaker Steak & Lube’s CEO, a position he has held since 2010.
This Week in Foodservice: Casual Dining Sales, Employment News, and Concerns Over Sysco Buying U.S. Foods
This week we take a look at December sales from casual dining chains, an overview of employment data and explore reports that operators may be nervous over the Sysco acquisition of U.S. Foods. We will also take a look at two chains different franchising strategies and much more.
Bettcher Industry Updates Sales Team
Russel Stroner is the new vice president of sales for Bettcher Industries, Inc. In his new role Stroner is responsible for directing the national and international sales activities for Bettcher’s food processing and foodservice products.
Band-Aiding an Institutional Kitchen
When assessing how design and equipment affected operations at Nardin Academy the main objective was to determine what immediate adjustments should be made to assure the school could move to scratch-cooked, fresh foods in their current facility.
Coan Joins Buffalo Wild Wings Team
Brian Coan is the new vice president of enterprise supply chain for Buffalo Wild Wings. In his new role Coan becomes responsible for developing and executing overall supply chain strategy and capabilities for Buffalo Wild Wings.
Imperial Brown Promotes Heatley
Walk-in cooler manufacturer Imperial Brown appointed longtime employee Kristy Heatley to the newly created national position of chain account specialist. Heatley previously served as central regional sales manager for Imperial Brown.
HGA Group Expands Into Illinois
The HGA Group, an independent manufacturers’ rep firm with operations in Indiana and Michigan, has entered the Illinois market. To help its presence throughout Illinois and the Chicago area, the HGA Group hired industry veteran Carl Boutilier, formerly of Mirkovich & Associates.
Carter-Hoffman Updates Sales Team
Carter-Hoffman, a division of the Middleby Company, promoted Jeff Erber to global vice president of sales and hired Jacqui Gustafson to serve as area vice president of sales.
Finding Future Foodservice Leaders
Recruiting next-generation foodservice professionals begins with knowing what attributes a company values in their workforce and treating their current employees well.
Yum! Updates U.S. Leadership for KFC and Pizza Hut
Gibbs and Marker get new roles with the multi-concept operator.
Bojangles’ Updates Management Team
Whataburger’s Rutledge to become CEO.