The Specifier

The Specifier is a monthly educational newsletter focused on improving the equipment knowledge base of foodservice design consultants, equipment buyers and specifiers.

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Title Published Date
Designing for Fast Casual, Duke University’s Culinary Exploration; The NAFEM Show Wrap-up 16 February 2017
Foodservice Trends and E&S Implications, Energy Efficiency at TJ’s Woodfire Pizza, Carlise Buys San Jamar, and Crooked Pint Ale House Profile 19 January 2017
Casino Foodservice Design Jackpot; Theme Park Food Upgrade; Blogger Juan Martinez Takes us to Mexico; and the E&S Directory 15 December 2016
Designing for Generation Z, Consumer's Drive for Healthy and Indulgent, Kitchen Renovation Steps, and Taco Bell’s Cantina Set Up 17 November 2016
Rooftop Design Tips; Modern Meets Nostalgic at Mabel's BBQ; Next Year's Food Trends; Kitchen Equipment Swaps at DoubleTree Hotel; and A Peak at Wyndridge Farm's Agri-Hospitality Mega-Business 20 October 2016
Four Steps to a Winning Kitchen Renovation, Lunch Visits Decline, Back-to-School Dining with UND, and New Faces in New Places (aka Personnel Changes) 15 September 2016
Supplier Consolidation, Prototype Kitchens at Minneapolis Schools, Forward-Thinking Sustainability Campus and More 18 August 2016
Top 5 Foodservice Remodeling Considerations, Fishnick Sustainability Training, Quiznos New Dayparts and more 21 July 2016
Accelerated Cooking for Today’s Modern Operators, Millennials Drive Grocerant Sales and More 16 June 2016
Cocktails and Dreams: Key Steps to Better Bar Design in Today’s Craft Cocktail Age, Bread & Butterfly Wants Guests to Unplug and much more 19 May 2016
Boosting Retail Throughput in Healthcare Foodservice, Comark Instruments Introduces New General Manager and more 21 April 2016
A Case Study: Segregating Online, Catering Orders at Fast Casual Pizza Chain Uncle Maddio’s, Surly Wins FE&S’ 2016 Facility Design Project of the Year and more 17 March 2016
Designing Within the Confines of Challenging Spaces, Facility Design Perspective on Equipment & Technology and more! 18 February 2016
Lessons Learned from Legendary Leaders, MAFSI Presents Biennial Awards, and More 21 January 2016
What’s Hot in 2016, Developing a Sustainability Plan and More 18 December 2015
Recruiting the Next Generation, Creating a Sustainability Plan and More 19 November 2015
How to Determine the Right Equipment for the Job, Addressing Rising Labor Costs and More 15 October 2015
Restaurant Catering 101 for Foodservice Designers and More 17 September 2015
School Foodservice Trends, Insights into Growing a Brand and More! 20 August 2015
Trend Alert: Foodservice Hobbyists, Community-Driven Concepts, Customization and the Rise of Veggies 16 July 2015