February 1, 2012
Kona Grill Names Bakay President and CEO
Kona Grill, Inc. appointed Berke Bakay as president and CEO. Bakay succeeds Mike Nahkunst, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.
Premium Supply Co. to Acquire Tassone Equipment
In a move aimed to spur additional growth, Premium Supply Co., a Deer Park, N.Y.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has agreed to acquire the assets of Tassone Equipment, a dealership based in Syosset, N.Y. The financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in March 2012, were not disclosed.
Gaumond Joins Moyer Diebel Ltd. Sales Team in Canada
Moyer Diebel Limited, an Ali Group Company, named Ghislain Gaumond its Eastern Canadian regional sales manager for its Champion, Moyer Diebel and Bi-Line products.
NRA’s RPI Reaches 102.2 in December
Driven by higher same-store-sales and increased customer traffic, optimistic operators plans’ for capital spending reached their highest level in more than four years, according the NRA.
SPG Names New Director of Sales for Supermarket and “C” Stores
William “Bill” E. Martindale was named director of sales for supermarket and “C” store segment for SPG International.
Heater Proofers Non-Insulated & Insulated Designs
Win-Holt offers a full line of Heater Proofers, perfect for any foodservice environment. Economy perfect for any budget, Standard, versatile units with Universal Runners, Half Height great for under the counter & High Performance with quicker recovery time.
Chain Operating Report for February 1
Several chains explore new markets, another expands its franchise network while another pilots a program with a major convenience store chain. All this and more in this week's chain operating report.
Taco Bell Enters Breakfast Daypart
Taco Bell is entering the breakfast daypart through its FirstMeal™ breakfast menu that consists of 11 items. Taco Bell is offering FirstMeal in roughly 750 restaurants in 10 Western states, including California, Arizona and Colorado.
Parts Town Develops Mobile App
Parts Town, a supplier of foodservice equipment parts, has developed an app for use on such mobile devices as smartphones and tablet computers.
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Maverick Stainless Names New VP of Sales and Marketing
Marty Palazeti was named vice president of sales and marketing for Maverick Stainless, a custom stainless fabricator based in Dallas.
Focus Names Baron President
Chris Baron is the new president of Focus Foodservice, LLC, a division of Focus Products Group.
The Passing of Frank Robinson
Frank Robinson, the former owner of SRS, an Atlanta-based service agency has passed away at the age of 70.