May 2, 2012
Restaurant Performance Index Closes Out First Quarter at a Post-Recession High
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index reached 102.2 in March, up 0.3 percent from February. This was the fifth consecutive month that the RPI exceeded 100, signaling expansion in the index of key industry economic indicators.
Rowland Joins Watlow as VP of Operations
Thermal systems manufacturer Watlow named Jim Rowland its vice president of operations.
Vulcan PowerFry™ VK Series Fryers
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2012 Dealer of the Year: Mission Restaurant Supply
FE&S’ 2012 Dealer of the Year combines a family-like atmosphere, a sales-oriented foundation and an array of ever-evolving revenue streams to create a foundation for success that appears poised to withstand the tests of time.
Carucci Promoted to President of Yum!
Yum! Brands, Inc. promoted Rick Carucci to president from chief financial officer. In addition, Yum! promoted Patrick Grismer to CFO from chief planning and control officer.
FCSI Presents a Series of Awards
Foodservice Consultants Society International – The Americas Division recognized a series of foodservice professionals and individual organizations with a collection of awards.
Standex to Distribute Giorik Steambox Line in U.S.
The Standex Food Service Equipment Group will distribute Giorik’s Steambox line of combi ovens in the United States and the United Kingdom. This happened in conjunction with Standex International’s exercising an option to purchase a 20 percent equity stake in Giorik S.p.A., a Venice, Italy-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.
Component Hardware Group Adds Moore to Sales Team
Component Hardware Group, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of plumbing and hardware products for the foodservice industry, has named Eric Moore the company’s new business development manager for national accounts.
FE&S Points to the Product Showcase
Every month, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) highlights the newest foodservice equipment on the market. Seven categories of products cover everything from tabletop and furnishings to cooking and storage.
Heeley Becomes CEO for Earl of Sandwich
Steve Heeley, a 20-plus-year veteran of the fast-casual restaurant industry, was named president and chief executive officer for the Earl of Sandwich, which is owned by Planet Hollywood.
Briggs Joins Carlisle as Director of Healthcare Equipment
Carlisle Food Service Products named David Briggs its director for healthcare equipment and includes the operation of the parts and service department.