FlashNews: Chipotle's New Asian Concept, Distribution Giants and More


April 13, 2011

Middleby Buys Beech Ovens FE&S FlashNews
Middleby Corp. turned up the heat on its cooking line with the acquisition of Beech Ovens, an Australian manufacturer of stone hearth ovens, tandoor ovens, rotisserie ovens and specialty cooking equipment.

Chipotle Slated to Open Asian Concept Later This Summer FE&S FlashNews
Chipotle Mexican Grille announced it plans to open ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the company’s new concept, later this summer in Washington, D.C. Customers will move along a service line and customize their meal according to their preference, in a format similar to Chipotle’s current style of service.

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FE&S Releases 2011 Distribution Giants Data FE&S FlashNews
Here’s our look at the top 100 foodservice equipment and supplies dealers by sales volume.

Making Sense of the Improved Business Environment FE&S FlashNews
While the recession is over, the foodservice industry, much like the economy, continues to experiences mixed results. So what can we make of this? asks FE&S editor Joe Carbonara in his latest blog post.

ShortOrder commercial microwave Pinpoint Accuracy: Infrared Gun
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Offering point-and-measure precision, the CDN Infrared Gun (IN1022) is ideal for non-contact food and surface temperature measurement. CDN LogoFeatures a one-second response time, easy-to-use design, as well as maximum, minimum, difference and average readings along with a lock for continuous scanning.

KaTom Finalist for Inc. Award FE&S FlashNews
KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc., a Russellville, Tenn.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, was named one of five finalists in Inc. Magazine’s contest for America’s Next Economy Hero. The competition selects companies and their respective CEO’s that have made a continued positive contribution to the U.S. economy.

Chain Operating Report FE&S FlashNews
The following restaurant chains opened additional locations or made other operational news: Beautiful Brands International, California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., Greene Turtle, LongHorn Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc., P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.


Mars LoPro Series Air Curtain
Mars Presents The LoPro Series Air Curtain
The Mars LoPro Series Air Curtain can be used over walk-in cooler and freezer doors to provide environmental separation and insect control. Mars Air LogoEliminate unsanitary, unsightly and unwanted plastic strips, by using this seamless, effective, and cost-efficient air curtain. NSF Certified units available.

Lucky Strike Introduces New Corporate Chef FE&S FlashNews
Lucky Strike Lanes has named Bill Starbuck as its corporate executive chef. Starbuck comes to Lucky Strike after 23 years with Along Came Mary Productions, where he most recently served as vice president of catering and corporate executive.

AHF Announces Conference Dates, Speakers FE&S FlashNews
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), a national professional association dedicated to operators and business partners in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry, will host its annual conference June 5 - 9 in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore.

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