April 25, 2012
Chain Operating Report
This week’s chain news includes a new prototype for McAlister’s, operating results for Chipotle and Yum!, and expansion news for Dunkin’ Donunts and Krispy Kreme.
D&W Fine Pack Acquires Jet Plastica Industries
D&W Fine Pack LLC, a manufacturer of foodservice packaging and other related items, has purchased the equipment and inventory of Jet Plastica Industries, which manufactures plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and meal kits.
Defining the Edgë with Wüsthof
See how chefs Richie Nakano and Jonathon Sawyer are defining the edgë. In their continuing quest for excellence, Wüsthof recognizes a new wave of culinary professionals who exemplify defining the edgë. It is in their unwavering desire to always challenge the status quo that they embody the same quality that has driven Wüsthof for generations. See us at NRA Booth # 1057
Franchising Veteran Joins McAllister’s Deli
McAlister’s Deli, a fast-casual cafe concept, appointed Peter Wright to the position of vice president of franchise development. Wright is a 14-year restaurant industry veteran, serving in various development and real estate roles at The Counter, Panera and Starbucks, among others.
TableCraft Names Tait VP of Sales
Jeffery Tait is the new vice president of sales for TableCraft Products Company.
National Restaurant Association Presents 2012 Restaurant Neighbor Award
The National Restaurant Association recognized four restaurant operators with its Restaurant Neighbor Award, which celebrates outstanding charitable service efforts restaurateurs perform in their communities.
Accepting Turbo Charity College Scholarship Applications
Any college student with parents’ annual income less than $50,000 is welcome to apply for scholarships from the Turbo Charity Foundation. The application form can be downloaded here and the deadline for entry is April 30, 2012, so don’t delay!
Winston Industries Promotes Karmazin
Winston Industries promoted Sonya Karmazin to information technology manager from senior programmer and analyst.