July 27, 2016
Foodservice Delivery Growth Outpaces Drive-Thru
The number of foodservice delivery orders has increased by 69 million over the past 4 years, according to data released by The NPD Group. In contrast, for the same period between May 2012 and May 2016, drive-thru traffic declined by 128 million visits.
SubZero Ice Cream Opens New Prototype Store
SubZero Ice Cream’s new corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah, includes a model store prototype that doubles as testing ground for new menu items.
Ruth’s Hospitality Group Promotes Henry to President
Cheryl Henry was promoted to president and chief operating officer for Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc., parent company of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Tijuana Flats Names New CEO
Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex restaurants named Larry Ryback its new CEO. With 120 locations, the Orlando, Fla.-based fast-casual chain is known for its fresh food and hot sauce bars.
Accurex Names Childers President
Damon Childers was named president of Accurex, a Greenheck Group company that manufactures kitchen ventilation equipment. Childers will assume his role July 28, 2016.
Robot Coupe Adds Trevino with Goal to Expand
Leon Trevino joined Robot Coupe U.S.A. as market solutions advisor. In his new role Trevino will lead the company’s expansion among multiunit operators such as healthcare, school foodservice, culinary schools and chains.
Punch Bowl Social Names Culinary
Denver-based restaurant group Punch Bowl Social hired chef Chris Cina to serve as its culinary operations director on a national level.
RAVE Restaurant Group Readies CEO
Clinton Coleman was named interim CEO for RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. Coleman replaces Randy Geir, who left the multiconcept restaurant operating company through a mutual agreement by all parties, per a release announcing the transition. RAVE has begun a search for a permanent CEO.
Food Delivery Up, Meal Kit Potential and More
What's up with meal kits? More consumers are having restaurant meals delivered but there’s a catch. Dunkin’ Donuts cuts a major deal with BJ’s Wholesale club. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Gregory Nolff Joins Bettcher Industries
Foodservice equipment sales veteran Gregory Nolff has joined Bettcher Industries Inc., a Birmingham, Ohio-based manufacturer, as area sales manager in the foodservice equipment group.