FlashNews: Winter Weather Beats Down Sales but the Breakfast Segment Rises and Much More News

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

March 12, 2014


GMCW Names New Northeast Sales
Director
FE&S FlashNews

Rick Burr is the new northeast area sales director for GMCW, parent company of Grindmaster, Cecilware, American Metal Ware and Crathco.


Rise and Dine: Breakfast Visits Grow FE&S FlashNews

U.S. consumers cut back on their restaurant visits at lunch and supper in 2013, but increased their visits at breakfast for the fourth consecutive year, reports The NPD Group. More than 12.5 billion breakfast visits were made to U.S. foodservice outlets in 2013, a 3 percent gain compared to 2012.


The Polar Vortex Puts a Deep Freeze on Restaurant Sales but Hiring Remains Strong in Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

This Week In Foodservice reports on the effect winter weather might have on restaurant sales, reviews all the employment news from “jobs Friday”, finds restaurants remain in a hiring mode and much more.


How to Begin the Transition to Self-Operated Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

After making the decision to transition to a self-operated foodservice model, Nardin Academy took several key steps including ordering a deep clean for the kitchen, transitioning to reusable serviceware from disposables and developing a plan for catering. Greg Christian details the beginning of the transition in his latest post in this ongoing case study.


Foodservice Pros Step Up To Aid Taste of the NFL’s 2014 Party with a Purpose FE&S FlashNews

A collection of New York-area foodservice professionals come together to support the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose, which raised enough money to provide 7 million meals to those in need.


Remodeled Larkin High School Cafeteria Reduces Student Wait Times and Improves Productivity FE&S FlashNews

Despite a tight budget, this new design will become a model other schools in the district follow as they look to enhance the quality of food and service they offer students and faculty.


Winter Weather Snows Under Foodservice Sales FE&S FlashNews

The harsh winter weather that’s walloped most of the country in recent weeks is having a negative impact on foodservice industry sales. In fact, Chicago-based Technomic now projects foodservice industry sales will grow at a rate of 2.5 percent to 3.0 percent, down from the research firm’s previous projection of 3.5 percent to 4.0 percent.

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