November 30, 2011
C-Stores Continue to Nip at Heels of Fast Food
New research finds consumers taking advantage of expanding foodservice options offered by convenience stores, many times at the expense of quick-service restaurants, according to foodservice research firm Technomic.
Krispy Kreme Names Kenneth May President and COO
Kenneth May has joined Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. as its president and chief operating officer, responsible for all of the company’s operating segments.
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
Pipeline Prognostications for 2012
Editor in Chief Joe Carbonara blogs about his time at the 2011 IHMRS as well as the forecast and outlook for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry going into 2012.
Chain Operating Report for Nov. 30
Developing new site models, current and future franchise expansion, financing news and more are covered in this week’s restaurant chain operating report.
FE&S Special Editorial
Chain's Fryer Solution Introduces Operational Efficiencies
Eat'n Park originally started in 1949 as a drive-through restaurant — Pittsburgh's first drive-in restaurant with carhops. From its relatively modest beginnings the Pennsylvania-based family dining chain has grown to more than 75 restaurants.
Role of Sanitation in Creating a Food Safe Environment
While the need to hold food at the proper temperature for the appropriate amount of time is critical, it is far from the only element that contributes to a foodservice operator’s ability to create and maintain a food safe environment.
Einstein Noah Buys Kettleman Bagel Co.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. acquired Kettleman Bagel Company, a five-store bagel chain in Portland, Ore. The move supports the company's strategy of looking to expand in the Pacific Northwest.