September 7, 2011
A Look Ahead to 2012
Uneven performance, unit remodels, mergers and acquisitions, and healthy eating are all among the factors that will continue to shape the performance of the foodservice industry in 2012.
Kool Star to Relocate Factory and Expand Lines
Walk-in refrigeration manufacturer Kool Star, a division of the Standex Refrigeration Solutions Group, announced plans to relocate its panel manufacturing plant to New Albany, Miss., from Nogales, Mexico. In addition, Kool Star announced plans to expand its self-contained and rack refrigeration system lines.
FE&S Special Editorial
Demilio Named Interim CEO for Cosi
The board of directors for Cosi, Inc., a fast-casual restaurant chain, appointed Chairman of the Board Mark Demilio interim chief executive officer of the company. This decision came in response to the resignation of James Hyatt, who resigned from the dual post of president and CEO, effective immediately, citing family reasons and to pursue another opportunity.
AccuTemp Adds Sales Execs
AccuTemp Products, a manufacturer of cooking equipment, named both Michael Tenders and Diane White vice president, national accounts.
Lessons Learned from the Health Inspection
Tuesday, September 27 1:00 pm CT
Experts discuss how to pass a kitchen health inspection, what the health inspector looks for, and how to identify gaps in food safety programs.
Restaurant Performance Index Slips to Lowest Level in 11 Months
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) fell to 99.7 in July from 100.6 in June—the lowest level in 11 months. This was due to soft same-store sales and a dampened outlook among operators.
Master-Bilt Walk-In Coolers & Freezers
• Custom and Quick Ship models with matching refrigeration systems
• A wide variety of options including our Master Controller system
• Winner of 2010 FES Best in Class Award for Operator segment
IHMRS Announces Gold Key Finalists
The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) has named finalists for the 31st annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, selected from among 150 projects in 24 countries.
Juan Martinez on Fast-Casual Concepts Pt. 3
Martinez’s latest post on fast-casual concepts provides a closer look at the attributes they try to leverage as a point of differentiation from their competition.
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