February 12, 2014
FE&S Names 2014 Top Achiever Award Recipients
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly introduces the four winners of its
2014 Top Achiever Awards.
Unified Brands Adds Turbeville to Sales Team
Unified Brands named Scott Turbeville its chain account manager for the company’s southeastern territory.
Famous Dave’s Names Rensi CEO
Ed Rensi has been appointed interim chief executive officer for Famous Dave’s. Rensi succeeds John Gilbert, who resigned.
This Week in Foodservice: Employment Data Looking Up, McDonald's U.S. Sales Take a Hit and Much More
This week we crunch the latest employment numbers, check in on casual dining via the Knapp-Track report, look at the only foodservice segment that grew last year according to NPD, and a whole lot more.
Segal to Join ROTI
Fast-casual concept ROTI Mediterranean Grill named Carl Segal chief executive officer, effective Feb. 18, 2014. Ed Berg, who came out of retirement 14 months ago to serve as ROTI’s CEO, is resigning his post.
Delaware North to Acquire Patina Restaurant Group
Delaware North Companies has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Patina Restaurant Group, which operates restaurants and manages catering and foodservice operations in New York, California, Las Vegas and Orlando.
Shlemon Joins Benihana Leadership Team
Restaurant industry veteran Steve Shlemon was named president and chief executive officer for Benihana, succeeding Richard Stockinger. In his new role, Shlemon is responsible for all Benihana locations as well as the company’s RA Sushi and Haru restaurants.
Ovation Brands Names Wooten Vice President of Operations
George Wooten was named senior vice president of operations for Ovation Brands, a multi-concept operator with 340 restaurants in 35 states.
Gas Technology Institute Buys
California-based engineering consulting firm, Fisher-Nickel, Inc. has been acquired by GTI International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute.
SEFA Promotes a Pair
SEFA, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, promoted Chris Perrotte to vice president of marketing and Tom Stritch to vice president of dealer relations.
MAFSI Introduces New Officers
Joe Ferri, CPMR, CFSP, of Pecinka Ferri Associates, a Little Falls, N.J., manufacturers’ rep firm, was elected president of the Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. He replaces Mike McGuire of Zink Foodservice, who remains active with the association serving as MAFSI’s immediate past president.