June 1, 2016
Fast Food Fight: Value Menu Wars, Robots vs. Employees, New Designs Drive Sales
Who is winning the restaurant wars? Home sales are looking up. McDonald’s CEO doesn't see robots affecting restaurant employment. Krystal says its new design is driving sales. Arby’s has a new smaller unit designed for expansion into urban areas. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Stan Dorsey to Take Culinary Helm
Multiconcept operator FSC Franchise Co. LLC hired Stan Dorsey to serve as the director of research and product development for its Beef ’O’ Brady’s and The Brass Tap restaurants.
2016 Turbo Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program
The Turbo Charitable Foundation scholarship provides financial aid to college students with economic challenges.
Our goal is to encourage these students by promoting their education and helping them complete their academic courses.
Application is due by June 26, 2016 and the form can be downloaded here.
NRAEF Celebrates Excellence in Armed Forces Foodservice
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored members of America’s armed forces for excellence in foodservice with a series of awards.
Burt Becomes Mama Fu’s President
Mama Fu’s Asian House appointed Steve Burt to serve as president and CFO.
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Updates Las Vegas Culinary Team
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Las Vegas promoted Chef Nicole Brisson to culinary director for the group’s locations in that city. She will replace Chef Jason Neve, who will be moving to Boston to open Eataly this fall.
True Merits ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award
True Manufacturing, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration, was awarded the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection’s (EPA) 2016 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award: Innovative Refrigerant Systems.
Pei Wei Gets a Makeover
This fast-casual pioneer is updating its look and emphasizing its made-to-order menu.
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Sales Increase in First Quarter
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased by 4.8 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. Looking ahead to the second quarter of 2016 reps project a 4.6 percent increase in sales, per The MAFSI Business Barometer.