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.

ABC Presents Supplier of the Year Awards

Allied Buying Corporation (ABC), an Illinois-based dealer buying group, recognized the contributions of six foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers and two individuals with the organization’s annual Supplier of the Year awards.

Blaze Pizza Removes the Interim Tag and Makes Shaw its CEO

Fast-casual restaurant chain Blaze Pizza promoted Mandy Shaw to president and CEO from chief financial officer, a position she held since 2018. Shaw also served as Blaze Pizza’s interim CEO since August 2019, when Jim Mizes announced his retirement.

Clark Service Group Adds to Its Philadelphia Branch

Clark Service Group hired Richard Bunt to serve as operations manager for the company’s Philadelphia area branch, which serves the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania.

Chicken Salad Chick Gets New Owners

Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority interest in restaurant chain Chicken Salad Chick from Eagle Merchant Partners. Terms of the deal are confidential.

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Updates Executive Team

As part of a series of personnel moves to support the restaurant chain’s growth plans, Michael Goldberg was appointed chief executive officer for Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. In addition, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches tapped Will Coulehan to serve as vice president of operations.