FlashNews: Restaurant Performance Index Up, NPD’s ReCount Ticks Up and Much More

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March 5, 2014


Premier Restaurant Equipment Names Ziegler VP FE&S FlashNews

Premier Restaurant Equipment, a Minneapolis-based foodservice designer and equipment dealer, named industry veteran Bill Ziegler vice president of business development.


MAFSI Names Jedlowski Associate Executive Director FE&S FlashNews

The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) named marketing executive Tom Jedlowski its associate executive director. In his new role, Jedlowski will focus on developing member benefits and the strategy behind new initiatives to support the association’s mission and vision.


This Week in Foodservice: NRA's RPI Up, Restaurant Unit Growth Data, McDonald's Launching Custom Burgers, Wendy's Renovating and More FE&S FlashNews

This week we discuss a number of pleasant surprises including in the NRA’s January Performance Index, the latest restaurant unit growth data and the number of independent burger restaurants.


National Restaurant Association Names Brown Sr. Vice President for ServSafe FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association appointed Sherman Brown its senior vice president of business and financial strategy for its ServSafe Food Safety Program.


Restaurant Performance Index Inched Up in January FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a modest gain in January, climbing 0.2 percent to 100.5.


Layt Becomes Applebee’s President FE&S FlashNews

DineEquity, Inc. appointed Steven Layt president of its Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar concept. He replaces Michael Archer, who left Applebee’s to pursue other opportunities, according to a company release.


Number of U.S. Restaurants Increases Slightly FE&S FlashNews

The U.S. restaurant count increased by less than one percent from a year ago reaching a total of 633,043 units, according to the NPD Group’s Fall 2013 ReCount, a count of commercial restaurant locations in the United States compiled in the spring and fall each year. Restaurant units increased by 4,179, a .7 percent increase over last year.

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