July 16, 2014
Miller Joins Melting Pot Team
The Melting Pot Restaurants, a fondue chain, hired Chef Jason Miller to lead culinary development for its more than 135 restaurants in North America.
This Week in Foodservice: Casual Dining Numbers, June Sales Figures and a Possible Foodservice Labor Shortage
This week we look at the U.S. Commerce Department’s June sales figures, explore the possibility of a foodservice industry labor shortage, provide the latest Knapp Track data for same-store sales at casual dining chains and a whole lot more.
Boelter Opens Mid-Atlantic Office
The Boelter Companies, a Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has opened an office in Baltimore serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Anthony Short, a 20-plus-year veteran of the foodservice industry, will lead Boelter’s new office.
Designing for Flexibility: How Much Can You Afford Not to Do?
Juan Martinez considers the many factors that come into play when designing a restaurant. The décor and ambience represent obvious considerations but one design element many concepts fail to consider is building flexibility into designs.
Ricciardi Joins SEFA Team
SEFA, a South Barrington, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, named Joe Ricciardi, PhD, its new vice president of operations.
Remembering William Gilmore of Robot Coupe
William Gilmore, one of the three original founders of Robot Coupe, U.S.A, passed away on June 15. He was 90 years old.
Star Adds Director of Sales
Amanda McGuffin-Noll has joined the Star Group as a director of sales.
Taylor Made Chief Development Officer for Rita’s
Rita’s Italian Ice appointed Eric Taylor senior vice president and chief development officer.
Brooks Joins Cardinal International
Michele Brooks has joined the sales team at Cardinal International, a manufacturer of tabletop items.