April 8, 2015
Labor Plans Protests on Tax Day, McDonald’s Raises Wages and More
The National Restaurant Association says that despite slower sales for the month, foodservice operators continued to spend in February. The jobs picture and other government reports suddenly cloud the economic outlook. Labor action planned for next week. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.
La Madeleine Updates Management Team
La Madeleine Country French Café promoted John Cahill to president from chief operating officer. In addition, La Madeleine named Duncan Davis vice president of operations.
Your Ingredients' Freshness Champion: Traulsen Prep Tables
Store your food overnight in the rail! Our high-performance Prep Table keeps it tasty and appealing. Specially designed airflow surrounds ingredients with cold air and operates safely for up to 15 hours with the lid open. Zero-clearance installation.
Beaussant Becomes President of PSP - Peugot
French businessman and entrepreneur Antoine Beaussant was named president of PSP – Peugeot. This news comes as the Peugeot family assumes majority ownership of the company.
Give Me Unit Economics or Give Me Death!
Want to feed and nurture a foodservice concept? Then pay close attention to the many factors that impact its unit economics, writes Juan Martinez.
Hewitt Joins Bauscher Hepp
Bauscher Hepp, Inc. named Michael Hewitt its vice president of sales/Mogogo brand director. Hewitt spent more than 28 years at Forbes Industries, most recently serving as vice president and global sales manager.
Bauscher Hepp to Distribute Mogogo Buffet Solutions
Bauscher Hepp, Inc. completed a distribution agreement that will allow the company to distribute Mogogo Buffet Solutions throughout North America.
Q&A: Bill Lehn, Director of Food and Beverage, and Scott Kammerer, Culinary Director, Parkview Field, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
A minor league baseball park may not seem like a typical culinary destination, but for fans of the Ft. Wayne TinCaps, the food at Parkview Field is a definite draw. Stadium Journey magazine ranked the Indiana venue as the number-one minor league facility and in the top 10 for an event experience among stadiums overall. Food and beverage options weighed heavily in the overall score.
2015 Hall of Famer Ken Gill: A Serial Entrepreneur
Meet Ken Gill, FE&S’ 2015 Hall of Fame Award Winner. During the course of Gill’s illustrious career he sold grocery store equipment; opened and ran a successful, multi-location restaurant; and started one of the foodservice industry’s most successful and respected equipment dealerships, among many other business ventures. Along the way Gill earned the respect of his colleagues, competitors and even suppliers. Even today, he shows no signs of slowing down. What makes FE&S’ 2015 Hall of Famer tick? Read on to find out.