November 9, 2011
Papa Murphy’s Names New CEO
Papa Murphy’s International promoted company President Ken Calwell to CEO, effective December 31, 2011. Current CEO John Barr will remain the chain’s chairman of the board.
Granite City Acquires Cadillac Ranch Locations
Granite City Food & Brewery has agreed to purchase the net assets of seven restaurants operating under the name Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill, with an option to acquire an eighth restaurant in the future.
World’s First Battery-Powered Kegerator
Freedom™ Kegerator delivers draft beer to high traffic areas when and where you want it! No Power, No Worry - Plug-in at night and pour during the day, Freedom keeps the keg cold on battery power up to 24 hours.
MAFSI Business Barometer Indicates Slower Growth in Q3
While sales of foodservice equipment and supplies continue to track positively, growth seems to be moderating, according to the 2011 Business Barometer released by the Manufacturers’ Agents for the Food Equipment Industry.
A.J. Antunes Promotes Schmidt
A.J. Antunes promoted Daniel Schmidt to business development manager — VIZION Products.
FE&S Special Editorial
Landry’s Finally Reaches Deal to Acquire McCormick & Schmick’s
Landry’s Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants (MSSR) Inc. in an all-cash deal for $8.75 per share.
ACP Promotes Potter and Adds Sales Reps
ACP, Inc. has added two new sales rep groups to market its high-speed ovens. Additionally, ACP promoted Mary Potter from vice president of marketing to vice president of marketing and business development.
WCR Honors Excellence in Culinary and Hospitality
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs honored seven women who have demonstrated excellence in the culinary and hospitality industries at its 12th Annual Women Who Inspire gala.
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U.S. Cooler Names New Regional Sales Manager
Mike Patton was named regional sales manager for U.S. Cooler’s south central territory, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Chain Operating Report for Nov. 8
Expansion news for Corner Bakery, Jamba Juice and Krispy Kreme, among others.