May 13, 2015
Vollrath Names VanMenxel Eastern Regional Manager
The Vollrath Company named Jill VanMenxel eastern regional manager for the manufacturer’s foodservice division.
This Week in Foodservice: Casual Restaurant Sales Improve, C-Stores Continue to Improve Foodservice Offerings and More
Knapp Track reports casual restaurant sales continue to creep up. The U.S. employment picture improves after a poor showing in March. C-stores continue to focus on improving foodservice business. All this, plus comparable store sales reports from 20 chains.
ServSafe Program Now Offering
The National Restaurant Association now offers complimentary eCertificates for its ServSafe suite of training products, including ServSafe Manager, Food Handler, Allergens and Alcohol.
Panera Updates Executive Leadership
Panera Bread Company named Drew Madsen president and Ken Koziol executive vice president. Ron Shaich continues in his role of chairman and CEO. Madsen will oversee the core café business, while Shaich focuses on strategy, growth initiatives and innovation across the company.
Chain Profile: Bar 145 Finds Its Niche
"Burgers, Bands and Bourbon" encapsulates the appeal of this Ohio-based gastropub.
Unified Brands Adds Product Line Director
Shawn McElyea joined Unified Brands as product line director — warewashing for the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.
Scotsman Names Clark President
Foodservice equipment industry veteran Kevin Clark has become president of Scotsman Ice Systems.