May 14, 2014
The Greatest (Restaurant) Show On Earth!
Juan Martinez previews this year’s NRA Show.
First Quarter Economic News Disappoints, Darden Breaks Up Olive Garden and Red Lobster and Much More
This Week In Foodservice reports on the latest government sales numbers for April, looks at some disturbing news regarding first quarter economic performance, provides an update on the Sysco/US Foods merger and reports on a variety of restaurant chain developments.
Argosy Group International Acquires Donper America
Argosy Group International has acquired Donper America, a manufacturer of soft-serve ice cream machines.
The Continuous Conversation Around Change
Greg Christian aids Nardin Academy in taking a holistic approach to its foodservice program, which supports the financial changes in moving to fresh, higher quality foods but also addresses other environmental and social implications of the food system.
Turbo Charitable Foundation Now
Accepts 2014 Scholarship Applications
Any college student whose family annual income is less than $60,000 is welcome to apply for scholarships from the Turbo Charitable Foundation. The application form can be downloaded here and the deadline for entry is June 7, 2014. The TCF scholarship is to aid college students with economic challenges.
Hurricane Grill & Wings Bolsters Management Team
Hurricane Grill & Wings named Kevin Kruse its new chief development officer.
AHF Awards Honor Healthcare
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the winners of its 2014 Future Horizons, Spotlight, Partnership in Leadership and Exemplary Leadership awards. AHF will present the awards during its annual conference, which takes place June 3-6 in Orlando, Fla.
Duke Manufacturing Updates Management and Sales Teams
Duke Manufacturing Co. promoted David Marvel to president from chief operating officer. In addition, the St. Louis-based foodservice equipment manufacturer hired Tom LaMantia to serve as executive vice president, global operations, and Kathy Veder to serve as vice president of strategic national accounts.
Jobe Joins Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants named Madison Jobe its new vice president of franchise development. Jobe will lead the company's expansion initiatives.