July 2, 2014
Tablecraft Adds Trio to Sales and Marketing Team
TableCraft Products Company added three people to its sales and marketing team.
Illinois to Require Food Handler Training, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Concerns
This week we report some very good news from the National Restaurant Association, look at a first quarter that was even worse than first feared for the U.S. economy, discuss how Illinois will require training of all food handlers, examine the impact of a $15 an hour minimum wage on Seattle businesses and a whole lot more.
Restaurant Performance Index Hits Two-Year High in May
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 102.1 in May. In addition to being a 0.4 percent increase over April, this represents the RPI’s highest level in more than 2 years.
CiCi’s Adds Pair of Vice Presidents
CiCi’s Pizza named Steven Jones vice president of operation services and training and Brett Willis vice president of development.
Sales at Chicken Restaurants Ready to Take Flight Again?
After a few sluggish years, are sales at chicken-oriented concepts ready to soar again? If so, an efficient, volume-driven equipment package will be critical in getting sales off the ground.
GMCW Updates Rep Network
Foodservice equipment manufacturer GMCW announced that Marketing Agents South will provide sales representation for the company in the Southeastern U.S., including Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Tennessee.
Round Table Pizza Rolls Out Fast-Casual Concept
Round Table Pizza, a chain of 450 restaurants located throughout the West Coast, has jumped into the fast-casual segment. Its new concept, Fresh Pixx, offers individual pizzas and salads created for each guest from freshly prepared and unique ingredients.
Lyons Joins Arby’s Development Team
Arby’s Restaurant Group named James Lyons senior vice president of development.