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.

Landry’s to Acquire two Del Frisco’s Concepts from L Catterton

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses’ and Del Frisco’s Grille’s time as part of private equity firm L Catterton’s portfolio will be a short one. That’s because L Catterton, which closed on its previously announced $650 million all-cash acquisition of the Del Frisco’s duo on September 25 plans to sell the restaurant chains to Landry’s Inc. Terms of the deal with Landry’s were not disclosed.

CFESA Updates Board and Hands Out Annual Awards

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association recognized the contributions of seven individuals and elected four members to its board of directors.

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.