FlashNews: U.S. Restaurant Counts Down by 9,450 From 2010 and More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 17, 2011

McDonald’s Announces Leadership Moves FE&S FlashNews

McDonald’s Corporation announced several changes to its management line-up.

Farrow Named COO of El Pollo Loco FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Dennis Farrow has taken on the role of COO for El Pollo Loco, Inc.

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Multiconcept Restaurant Operators Rely on Flexibility, Economies of Scale FE&S FlashNews

Multiconcept operators get the best of both worlds. These companies are able to take advantage of the economies of scale and efficiencies characteristic of chain restaurants while also enjoying the local patronage and menu flexibility of independent operators, according to The Top 200 Leading Multiconcept Operators Restaurant Report, published by Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice research firm.

U.S. Restaurant Counts Down by 9,450 From 2010 FE&S FlashNews

U.S. restaurant unit counts declined by 2 percent, a loss of 9,450 restaurants, according to The NPD Group’s Recount. Recount is a census of commercial restaurant locations in the United States compiled in the spring and fall of each year by the market research firm.

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Facility Design Project: Home Run Inn FE&S FlashNews

Streamlining productivity and ensuring menu consistency in a tightly designed layout allows this company’s casual dining restaurants to compete successfully in one of the most competitive pizzeria markets in the country.

Zittel Named Director of Sales for Carroll Chair and LaCrosse Cooler Companies FE&S FlashNews

Eric Zittel was promoted to director of sales for both Carroll Chair Company and La Cross Cooler Company. He has served in sales for the companies since 2003.

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Smashburger Updates Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Smashburger announced a series of promotions and new hires, including the promotion of Greg Creighton to president from chief operating officer.

Spec Check: Deck Ovens FE&S FlashNews

Deck ovens and pizza operations go hand in hand. Although these ovens have no motor and create natural convection using baffle systems, the units typically offer higher Btu than convection ovens.

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