- Published: May 1, 2018
- Written by Francine L. Shaw
Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.
Just like Hollywood has its awards season, so too does the foodservice industry. From associations to buying groups, everyone likes to get in on the act of celebrating the success of those companies and individuals who go above and beyond in shaping the landscape of the industries they serve. But awards programs need to do more than simply recognize the biggest players in an industry.
Casual dining chains saw sales uptick in March, per Knapp-Track. Some chefs find small kitchens work well. Some Tim Hortons franchisees in Ontario are not getting their shipments of supplies, which is widening their rift with corporate management. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
U.S. retail sales rose in March as did restaurant sales. The price for food away from home has increased six times compared to food at home. Convenience stores saw sales and profits rise in 2017. Shopping mall owners now eagerly pursue foodservice operators. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Having a solid information technology (IT) infrastructure and a top-of-the-line technology platform continues to become increasingly important for all foodservice operations.
Data indicates most industry suppliers are doing well. Foodservice hiring was flat in March. Will Chick-fil-A soon be number three in sales? The pizza market is growing even more competitive. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
The Restaurant Performance Index improved in February. Tim Hortons introduces a new restaurant design in Canada. Buffalo Wild Wings customers are the most loyal according to a new survey. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Joe Christina, CEO of Church’s Chicken discusses the variety of changes to this quick-serve restaurant chain in the last few years. Church’s Chicken now has more than 1,600 restaurants in 27 countries and international territories.
Industry awards matter. We take them very seriously here at FE&S and see them as an important extension of our responsibility in covering the foodservice industry. We spend a lot of time talking among ourselves, as well as with our contributing editors, readers, industry insiders and advertising partners, as part of the decision-making process with any FE&S recognition. Hopefully you will agree that our roster of winners over the years is reflective of that care and consideration.
Each year, FE&S produces 12 issues of our print publication. But it would be harder to find one read with greater scrutiny than the April issue. That’s due, in large part, to FE&S releasing the results from the magazine’s annual Distribution Giants study.