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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

June 8, 2016

Bakergroup Adds a Principal FE&S FlashNews

Nona Golledge has joined Bakergroup as a principal working with the company’s planning and consulting team.

New Employment Numbers Stumble, Burger 21 Opens Bar and Much More FE&S FlashNews

New hiring stumbles badly in May. The NRA reported restaurants turned in a good performance in April as operators continue to invest. Burger 21 introduced a new restaurant with a full-service bar. McDonald’s Australia opened a new restaurant to test different types of French fries. Starbucks is introducing a line of cold beverages that will be the foundation for a new "cold bar." These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice..

Infrico Adds a National Sales Director FE&S FlashNews

Michael Nadal has joined Infrico USA as the National Sales Director. Nadal comes to Infrico from TriMark Strategic, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Rongo Joins S2O FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice industry veteran Ryan Rongo has joined S2O Consultants, an Illinois-based foodservice design firm. He will serve as a project manager for S2O.

Adams-Burch Bought by TriMark USA FE&S FlashNews

TriMark USA, a South Attleboro, Mass.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has acquired Adams-Burch, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealer headquartered in Landover, Md. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bettcher Opens Innovation Center FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Bettcher Industries, Inc. opened an innovation center at its headquarters in Birmingham, Ohio. The Bettcher Innovation Center (BIC) is a multi-use facility that enables conceptual testing, demonstrations and collaboration among employees as well as with Bettcher’s customers and business partners.

Restaurant Industry Performance Index Climbs to 101.6 FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index stood at 101.6 in April, up 0.9 percent from March. The National Restaurant Association attributes the moderate gain to stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels. Any reading that exceeds 100 indicates expansion among the index of restaurant industry-related performance indicators.

Chris Sperry Joins Heritage Parts as SVP of Operations FE&S FlashNews

Heritage Parts hired Chris Sperry to serve as senior vice president of operations. Sperry will oversee Heritage’s supply-chain and logistical operations.

B&B Franchise Group Announces Equity Partnership to Expand Burger & Beer Joint Restaurant Concept FE&S FlashNews

Private equity firm Larsen MacColl Partners and chief executive Bill Herman made an investment in B&B Franchise Group, developer and franchisor of Burger & Beer Joint restaurants. The company will use the funding to drive domestic and international expansion of its Burger & Beer Joint restaurants.

NRAEF Names New VP of Development FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) tapped Michelle McCarthy to serve as its vice president of development.

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