May 16, 2012
New Blog: Jerry Stiegler’s Green Sheet and This Week in Foodservice
In his weekly blog, Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry data through his infamous Green Sheet and provides some brief analysis that will help foodservice professionals navigate the sea of information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.
Fiesta Restaurant Group Names Todd Chief Development Officer
Multi-concept restaurant operator Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. named John Todd its chief development officer. Fiesta Restaurant Group is the owner of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant chains.
Wüsthof Pro Series – Affordable Quality
Wüsthof’s first stamped foodservice line of knives, the Pro Series was designed by chefs and built for the tough day-to-day operations of a commercial kitchen. Ergonomically designed handle. Lifetime warranty. Available through dealers. The Pro Series - Wüsthof quality at a moderate price point.
ARAMARK Names Foss President and CEO
ARAMARK named Eric Foss its chief executive officer and president. Foss was also elected to the ARAMARK Board of Directors. Joseph Neubauer, who served as CEO for 29 years, will remain as chairman of the board.
FE&S Special Editorial
Lawrence to Become Darden’s Sr. VP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Jim Lawrence will become Darden Restaurants’ senior vice president and chief supply chain officer effective May 28, the first day of the company’s new fiscal year. He succeeds Barry Moullet.
Jack in the Box Promotes Comma
Jack in the Box Inc. promoted Leonard Comma to president and CEO from executive vice president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Comma retains oversight of operations, restaurant development and franchising, and will now also oversee marketing for Jack in the Box restaurants.
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Chain Operating Report for May 16
A handful of restaurant chains continue their expansion efforts in Texas, Michigan and India.