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.

Concepcion Assumes Leadership Position for The Greene Turtle

Geo ConcepcionGeo ConcepcionGeovannie “Geo” Concepcion assumed the role of president and CEO for The Greene Turtle, a 44-unit casual-dining chain. Concepcion, who formerly served as chief operatiing officer of Minneapolis-based Famous Dave’s, replaces Bob Barry, who is stepping down from that role but will remain a shareholder in the company.

During his time with Famous Dave’s, Concepcion led company and franchise operations, marketing, IT, culinary, franchise sales and training. Also on Concepcion’s watch, Famous Dave’s launched three new prototypes. 

Parts Town Buys Parts App Developer

Parts Town, a distributor of equipment parts for the foodservice industry, has acquired 3Plenish, an innovative app that enables management of parts inventory and replenishment for trucks used by field service-focused companies and other organizations that manage service technicians as well as parts stockrooms. 

KFC U.S. Appoints Rothgery COO

kfcM Rothgery HeadshotMonica RothgeryMonica Rothgery was promoted to chief operating officer of KFC U.S. She has been with YUM! Brands, the chain’s parent company, for nearly three decades, most recently serving as chief productivity officer for KFC U.S. since August 2018. Rothgerytakes over the COO role following the retirement of Phil Klezmer.

Corona Becomes COO for Server

Server Products tapped Al Corona to serve as chief operating officer for the Wisconsin-based manufacturer of portion-controlled dispensing and point-of-use holding of ambient, chilled and heated products. PR AlCoronaAl Corona

Rep Roundup for May 2019

A long-time CMA associate retires, while Crown Brands and Electrolux update their rep networks. Plus, Heartland reps adds a couple of K-12 specialists.