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May 28, 2014


Carlson Sells TGI Friday’s FE&S FlashNews

In a deal expected to close by July 2014, Carlson has agreed to sell casual dining chain TGI Friday’s Restaurants to Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


NRA Show Recap, Chains Are Upgrading Serving Pieces, Menu Prices Will Rise and Much More FE&S FlashNews

This Week In Foodservice recaps the National Restaurant Association’s Annual trade show, discusses the important role permanent ware plays in foodservice, looks ahead to menu prices, reports on the settlement of a US Foodservice suit, and a whole lot more.


Taco Bell to Promote Niccol to CEO FE&S FlashNews

Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, will promote Brian Niccol to chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Niccol, who currently serves as president of Taco Bell U.S., will replace Greg Creed, who will become CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. effective the same date.


Cooper-Atkins Partners with J. Frishman & Associates FE&S FlashNews

Cooper-Atkins Corporation has entered into a consulting agreement with J. Frishman & Associates.


Broadhurst Receives IFMA
Gold Plate Award
FE&S FlashNews

Jim Broadhurst, chairman of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, won the prestigious 2014 Gold Plate Award presented by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.


Burke Joins El Pollo Loco Team FE&S FlashNews

El Pollo Loco appointed Dale Burke its vice president, supply chain management.


Corner Bakery Names New Chief Development Officer FE&S FlashNews

Corner Bakery Cafe appointed franchise and restaurant veteran Michael Nolan as executive vice president and chief development officer to oversee the company’s franchise development program and target market strategy.


Remembering Michael Schatz FE&S FlashNews

Michael Schatz, president of The Restaurant Source, a Denver, Colo.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, passed away on May 16 following a heart attack. He was 45 years old.


Pair of ProStart Educators Receive Maynard Award FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Golden Corral presented the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Penny Reynolds of Carson High School (Nev.) and Cecilia Stec of Kentlake High School (Wash.).


2014 Operator Innovation Award Winners Announced by the National Restaurant Association FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association announced the winners of the third annual Operator Innovation Awards. In addition to winning the Health & Nutrition category, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center was named Innovator of the Year for its Smart Choice Smart U program.


SEFA Presents 2014 Award Winners FE&S FlashNews

SEFA, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group announced its 2014 award winners.

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