April 29, 2015
AHF Announces Culinary Contest Finalists
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the finalists for the organization’s 2015 Culinary Competition.
White Castle Enhances Sustainability
White Castle has enhanced its recycling and food waste diversion program in Minnesota, adding to the restaurant chain’s ongoing efforts in Ohio and across the nation.
This Week in Foodservice: L.A. Restaurants Want to Count Tips, McDonald’s Struggles, and Hooters to Collect Hamburgers
The U.S. economy continues to stumble forward. Los Angeles restaurant operators want to change minimum wage calculations. McDonald’s continues to experience woes. Hooter’s parent collects hamburger chains. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week in Foodservice.
Free Webcast: Energy-Efficient Foodservice Equipment from Start to Finish
In this hour-long webcast, moderated by FE&S’ Joe Carbonara, you will learn how to make informed decisions to maximize your energy-efficient foodservice equipment’s potential. Register today and view it live on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1 p.m. CST.
Good Times Restaurants to Acquire Bad Daddy’s International
Good Times Restaurants has agreed to purchase Bad Daddy’s International. Two years ago Good Times partnered with BDI as a licensee of Bad Daddy’s and joint owner of Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development LLC. Today the concept has 13 Bad Daddy’s restaurants currently operating in 6 metropolitan markets and there are plans to open 4 or 5 more restaurants this year.
Ali Group Promotes Gehl
Robert Gehl is the new group commercial director for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) for the Ali Group, a multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer based in Italy.
QSR Visits Increase in the U.S.
Visits to quick-service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state in the fourth quarter of last year, reports The NPD Group.
Spreading The Madness: A Profile of Teriyaki Madness
With a simple menu and impressive sales figures, this Denver-based Asian concept forecasts going from just a handful of stores at the start of 2014 to 100 by 2018.