- Published: January 31, 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.
In the latest step in its acquisition strategy, Innovative Foodservice Group (IFG) purchased JES Restaurant Equipment, a Greenwood, S.C.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will present five foodservice professionals with its 2019 Top Achiever Awards. These awards recognize excellence among foodservice consultants, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers’ reps, operators and service agents.
The Oneida Group sold the majority of its foodservice business, which includes flatware, dinnerware and barware, to Crown Brands. The transaction was final as of Jan. 28, 2019. Terms were not disclosed.
Jason Grace has joined Globe Food Equipment Company, as a western regional sales manager for the Dayton, Ohio-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.
Former Yard House Restaurants executive Craig Carlyle has joined STACKED: Food Well Built as the first chief operating officer for the casual-dining chain. Carlyle joined STACKED to lead the chain’s expansion efforts, per a release announcing his hiring.
Yum! Brands promoted David Gibbs to president and chief operating officer. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the company, has served as president and chief financial officer for the last two years.
Shari’s Restaurants introduced Stan Frankenthaler as the company’s executive chef and senior vice president of supply chain for 92-unit family dining chain.
Multiconcept operator Restaurant Brands International made a trio of executive promotions.
Jamba Juice named Geoff Henry president and promoted Jaime Denney to vice president of operations.