July 6, 2011
Winston Industries Adds a Pair of Rep Groups
Winston Industries, a Kentucky-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, has added two independent manufacturers' rep groups to its network.
Operators Report Softer Same-Store Sales; Performance Index Falls Below 100
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 99.9 in May, down 1 percent from April. May's number was the first time in six months that the RPI dipped below 100, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.
FE&S Special Editorial
Berlin Named Executive Chef of Twin Peaks
Restaurant industry veteran Lex Berlin has joined Twin Peaks Restaurant as executive chef. He will work with John Franke, executive chef of Twin Peaks' parent company Front Burner Restaurants, to develop menu items and recipes that are in line with the regional chain's comfort food menu.
Whataburger Promotes Atkinson to CEO
Whataburger announced that effective January 1, 2012, Preston Atkinson, current president and COO, will assume the responsibilities of CEO. Tom Dobson will continue his role as chairman of the board of directors for the company.
Heater Proofers Non-Insulated & Insulated Designs
Win-Holt offers a full line of Heater Proofers, perfect for any foodservice environment. Economy perfect for any budget, Standard, versatile units with Universal Runners, Half Height great for under the counter & High Performance with quicker recovery time.
Garland Appoints Smithers to Director of Customer Service as Kostick Retires
Bill Smithers was appointed director of customer service at Garland, a Manitowoc Foodservice company. Smithers replaces the retiring Dale Kostick.
The Passing of Moccia Enterprises’ Ginny Heil
Virginia "Ginny" Heil, partner at Moccia Enterprises, a New Jersey-based independent manufacturers' rep firm, passed away on June 24. She was 54.
Thermalizer Ovens Win the Food Fight Every Time!
Built for busy kitchens, CVap Thermalizers have powerful heaters that quickly cook or retherm foods and then hold them at just-cooled quality for extended periods. Serve hot, fresh, consistently delicious food as soon as it’s ordered, and you’ll have the competition on the ropes!
Chain Operating Report for July 1, 2011
California Pizza Kitchen, Domino’s Pizza, LongHorn Steakhouse, Pizza Inn, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Sonic Drive-In, and Wendy’s announce new store openings and other expansion news.