FlashNews: School Foodservice Needs, Bargreen Ellingson Expands to Wyoming, RPI Hits 100.5 and More

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April 2, 2014


ITW FEG’s Szafranski to Retire FE&S FlashNews

Tom Szafranski, president of Food Equipment Group Sales for ITW, will retire on June 30, 2014.


How Does McD’s Double Burger King’s Sales, CKE CEO Talks New Overtime Rules and Much More FE&S FlashNews

This week we analyze the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index, look at the GDP results, provide a response by a restaurant industry leader to the president’s call for new rules on overtime and much more.


Study Explores School Foodservice Needs and Funding FE&S FlashNews

While 86 percent of schools in the United States serve healthy lunches, many could do it more effectively and at less cost if they had updated equipment and infrastructure, according to a study by the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project.


Bargreen Ellingson Expands Into Wyoming FE&S FlashNews

Bargreen Ellingson has expanded into the Wyoming market through its acquisition of Knapp Supply and Equipment, a Casper, Wyo., foodservice equipment and supplies dealership that specializes in the distribution of janitorial supplies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Restaurant Industry Performance Index Hit 100.5 in February FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 100.5 in February 2014, indicating the industry remained in expansion mode for the 12th consecutive month.


Sandwich Shops Pile On The Growth FE&S FlashNews

When compared to other restaurant segments, sandwich shops don’t always get the respect they deserve. Although the menus may be less extensive and elaborate than those at other types of eateries, plenty of innovation goes into creating these simple dishes that most people regularly consume.


Lopez Joins Baja Fresh Mexican Grill FE&S FlashNews

Quick-casual chain Baja Fresh Mexican Grill named Chef Roberto “Pepe” Lopez its director of product development.


Sentinel Capital Acquires Newk’s Eatery FE&S FlashNews

Private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Newk’s Holding Company, LLC, owner and operator of the Newk’s Eatery. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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