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.

Can Plant-Based Menus Go Mainstream?

As consumers continue to eat cleaner and more healthful foods, operators are taking notice. And action.

Former Krispy Kreme Executive Chaudhary Rises to President of Panera

Panera Bread introduced Niren Chaudhary as president and CEO of the fast-casual restaurant chain. He succeeds Blaine Hurst, who will retire from his current role as CEO of Panera effective May 23, 2019. Hurst will remain on Panera’s board of directors and become vice chairman.

Automatic Bar Controls Names Wayne Froehlich General Manager

Wayne Froehlich photoWayne FroehlichFoodservice industry veteran Wayne Froehlich was hired to fill the newly created position of general manager of Automatic Bar Controls, a division of Middleby. In his role Froehlich will oversee the Automatic Bar Control beverage brands of Wunder-Bar, JoeTap, Starline, and Bloomfield.