Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Del Taco Names First-Ever COO

Del Taco Restaurants promoted company veteran Chad Gretzema to chief operating officer, a newly created leadership role for the quick-serve Mexican chain.

Connelly to Succeed Cobb as Chairman of the Board of Henny Penny

Steve Cobb will retire from his post as chairman of the board for Henny Penny at the end of 2019. Rob Connelly, the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s CEO, will become chairman of the board for Henny Penny.

PBAC Bolsters Sales Team

PBAC, a New York-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, hired Barbara Tokofsky to serve as a sales account executive.

Bojangles’ First-Ever Chief Development Officer has Diverse Background

Bojangles’ turned to Jose Costa to serve as the Southern restaurant chain’s chief development officer. In this new role Costa becomes responsible for increasing the company’s overall unit count and recruiting new franchisees. Other areas of responsibility include real estate strategy, equipment and new restaurant design and construction.

Harmon Promoted to President of Smoothie King

Smoothie King added president to Dan Harmon’s role of chief operating officer. Smoothie King also announced chief development officer Kevin King was elevated to chief business development officer.