April 27, 2011

Hockenbergs Takes Over Global KES FE&S FlashNews
Omaha, Neb.-based Hockenbergs Food Service Equipment and Supply Co. has acquired Global KES, a Lee’s Summit, Mo.-based dealership.

The Passing of Mike Carpenter FE&S FlashNews
Mike Carpenter, a longtime member of the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, passed away on Saturday, April 23. He was 58 years old.

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Ted’s Montana Grill Adds Pair to Management Team FE&S FlashNews
A hospitality veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Kristi Nyhof was named president and chief operating officer of Ted’s Montana Grill. In addition, Michelle Zavolta was named vice president of human resources and training for Ted’s Montana Grill.

FE&S to Host Pair of Educational Seminars at NRA FE&S FlashNews
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies editor Joe Carbonara will moderate a pair of panel discussions at the upcoming NRA Show in Chicago. These presentations will address supply chain performance issues and the current state of the Energy Star and LEED programs, outlining what foodservice operators and their supply chain partners need to know.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FE&S’ Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala honors the foodservice community's brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time honored awards. This year’s event takes place May 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request more information.

Chain Operating Report for April 27 FE&S FlashNews
Blimpie, CKE, Mama Fu’s, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Saladworks moved forward with expansion plans this past week, while the back and forth between McCormick & Schmick’s and Landry’s Restaurants’ CEO Tilman Fertitta continued to evolve.

Ten Areas Where Successful Companies Excel FE&S FlashNews
In addition to trying to put today’s economic climate into a context, Forbes’ columnist Rich Karlgaard offered his observations on 10 areas in which successful companies tend to excel during the FEDA Convention in Phoenix.

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Meet FE&S’ 2011 Class of Top Achievers FE&S FlashNews
Honesty. Integrity. Passion. Commitment. These are just a few of the traits that aptly describe FE&S' 2011 Top Achiever award winners.

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