June 29, 2016
The Boelter Companies Acquires Premier Restaurant Equipment Company
The Boelter Companies, Inc. has acquired Premier Restaurant Equipment Company based in Minneapolis. Moving forward, Premier will operate as Boelter Premier under the leadership of Steve Trebisovsky, a longtime member of Boelter’s Minneapolis team.
Casual-Dining Sales Still Soft, Barnes and Noble Upgrades Its New Cafes and McDonald’s Stresses Expediency
Social interaction is just as important as the food to many restaurant patrons. Restaurant brands support supermarket offerings. Fast feeders have improved their satisfaction rating with consumers. New Barnes & Noble stores will have much larger cafes and menus. McDonald’s is stressing urgency over perfectionism. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Six Healthcare Industry Chefs Take Top Honors At The AHF 2016 Culinary Competition
The team from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., took top honors in the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s 2016 Culinary Competition.
Sam Tell and Son to Acquire Premium’s Assets
In a deal expected to close in July 2016, Sam Tell and Son, a New York-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, agreed to acquire certain business assets of Premium Supply Co., another New York-based dealer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Meunier Joins Tender Greens in Operations Role
Tender Greens, a self-described "fine-casual dining" chain with 22 locations, named Craig Meunier to the position of vice president of operations. In this new position, Meunier will oversee all current Tender Greens operations and support the strategic growth of the brand in California and beyond.
Vollrath Names New District Sales
The Vollrath Company hired Jason Prange to serve as its district sales manager for North and South Carolina.
Cultivating Sustainability and Collaboration in Healthcare Foodservice
2016 IFMA Silver Plate winner in healthcare Diane Imrie, MBA, RD, director of Nutrition Services at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, discusses cultural change, customer service and more.