October 26, 2016
Johnny Rockets to Expand in Australia
Johnny Rockets inked a deal with JR Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd. to develop 100 new locations across Australia.
Miami Grill Heats Up International Growth Efforts
To drive its international growth plans, Miami Grill has formed an international division. Stephen Austin will serve as chairman and CEO of the business unit known as Miami Grill International.
Pieology Pizzeria Named Clay Sanger COO
Former Panera Bread executive Clay Sanger has joined artisan-style pizza chain Pieology Pizzeria as COO.
Hard Rock Cafe International’s President/CEO to Step Down
Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. since 2004, will leave his position in early 2017.
Integra Adds KitchenAid to its Network
Integra Marketing Inc., a manufacturer’s representative group and foodservice equipment distributor in Norwalk, Calif., now represents KitchenAid’s commercial line in southern California and southern Nevada regions.
Vulcan Introduces Two Business Development Managers
Vulcan, a manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment, promoted Roxanne Holt to business development manager for medium and heavy duty ranges and Anthony Colant to business development manager for fryers, griddles and charbroilers.
Stoelting’s Foodservice Division Adds Development Manager
Stoelting Foodservice hired Stefano Pavesi to serve as business development manager for the manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment.
National Restaurant Association Hires Chief Revenue Officer
Terry Erdle was hired by the National Restaurant Association to fill the newly created position of chief revenue officer.
FEDA Releases Speaker Information for 2017 Convention
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association released a few details surrounding its 2017 annual convention, which will take place April 5 - 9, 2017, at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
This Week in Foodservice
FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler adds his insight into a weekly roundup of top foodservice stories. Worthy of a second look this week: How Americans Feel About Cooking; Menu Prices Still Climbing, McDonald’s Surprises Wall Street and More.
AutoQuotes Appoints Susannah Albright New CEO
As part of a succession plan, AutoQuotes Inc. promoted Susannah Albright to CEO. Albright succeeds company founder Kent Motes, who will take on a new role as chairman emeritus for the software company serving the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.
CraftWorks Buys Seven Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Sites
CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Inc. has acquired seven existing Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom locations from longtime franchise partner OCI Enterprises Inc.
Lemonade Restaurant Group to Update Management Team
Larry Kurzweil will become president and CEO of Lemonade Restaurant Group effective Dec. 1, 2016. Company co-founders Alan Jackson and Ian Olsen will assume the role of chairman and chief culinary officer and chief development officer, respectively, of the Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant company.