- Published: January 2, 2019
- Written by The Editors
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.
Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla., ranks as one of the country’s largest school districts with approximately 215,000 students at more than 230 schools. The Student Nutrition Services (SNS) department serves approximately 200,000 meals per day.
Restaurant operators remain stuck in a rut, dealing with the same list of recurring challenges: slow traffic, labor issues and accelerating real estate costs. Adding to their roster of woes are disrupting entities such as Whole Foods, now under the Amazon umbrella; and cashierless Amazon Go stores, which attract would-be restaurant diners with lower prices, home delivery, more convenient payment methods and other perks. And with customer-facing technologies such as mobile app ordering, third-party delivery providers only make the future of the industry cloudier than ever before.
A ground beef taco made with American cheese and a parmesan-dusted shell probably wouldn’t qualify as authentic to most people. But for Jimboy’s Tacos it’s as authentic as it gets. That’s the same taco that founder Jim “a.k.a. Jimboy” Knudsen first served out of a trailer in Lake Tahoe, Nev., 65 years ago.
Design of the kitchen, as well as the front of the house, results from execution of the concept. The more attention paid to both in the design process, the greater the chance of success.
Six pros share strategies and intent as they look ahead to The NAFEM Show 2019
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies grew at 2.5 percent for the third quarter of 2018, according to the MAFSI Business Barometer. This represents increases of 1 percent and .7 percent compared to the first and second quarters of 2018.
Electrolux Professional added Professional Reps-Midwest to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.
Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders promoted Michael Sutter to chief operating officer from executive vice-president of operations and training.
Dunkin’ Brands Group named Jonathan Biggs vice president, operations for Baskin-Robbins U.S. & Canada and Rick Gestring, vice president, operating system and restaurant experience for its Dunkin chain. In a related announcement, the company also named Tom Manchester, senior vice president, integrated marketing for Dunkin’ U.S.
The Oneida Group appointed three senior executives, all of whom have prior experience with the company.