July 27, 2011
NRA Changes 2012 Show Dates
The National Restaurant Association has changed the dates for its 2012 tradeshow to May 5-8 from May 19-22. The show will take place in Chicago's McCormick Place, as previously planned.
Advent Buys Bojangles Restaurants
Approximately four years after acquiring the fried chicken concept, Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, has sold Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. to Advent International, a global private equity firm based in Boston.
Bakers Pride Restaurant Series
Introducing the new Bakers Pride Restaurant Series, featuring a full line of multi-configurable Ranges, Bakery-depth Convection Ovens, Fryers, Salamanders and Cheesemelters – all built to the same heavy-duty quality standards that Bakers Pride has built over the years.
Scotsman Names Carayannopoulos Director, Healthcare Sales
Scotsman Ice Systems announced Alex Carayannopoulos as director, healthcare sales.
Chain Operating Report for July 26
Domino’s, Frisch’s and McDonald’s report financial results, while Applebee’s and Carl’s Jr. announce international expansion efforts.
FE&S Special Editorial
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FE&S’ Best in Class Study is one of the foodservice equipment and supplies industry's most highly sought after and in-depth pieces of research. That’s because this study allows you — the foodservice operator, dealer and consultant — to share your experiences about working with the various equipment and supply items that are the tools of your trade.
Red Mango Taps Barron to Fill CEO Post
Frozen yogurt and smoothie chain Red Mango, Inc., named Barry Barron its chief executive officer.
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Taft to become CEO for Fiesta Restaurant Group
Timothy Taft was named chief executive officer for Fiesta Restaurant Group, an indirect and wholly owned subsidiary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., effective August 15. Fiesta Restaurant Group operates a pair of chains: Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical.
NACUFS Executive Director Spina Announces Retirement
Joseph Spina, PhD, CAE, announced his plans to retire from his post as executive director for the National Association of College and University Foodservice at the end of 2012. Spina, who has held the position since 1990, is only the second executive director in NACUFS history.