November 2, 2016
Cleo to Open 15 Restaurants in Middle East
Mediterranean restaurant concept Cleo will open 15 locations in the Middle East in 2017.
Restaurant Performance Index Rebounds in September
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index posted a reading of 100.8 in September, up 1.2 percent from August. Despite the improvement, operators remain wary about the outlook for the restaurant industry.
Antunes Updates Rep Network
Antunes, a Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, added Forbes Hever & Wallace, Inc. to its network of sales reps.
Consumer Beverage Preferences Continue to Shift
Sustainability issues and greater variety continue to shape what consumers drink according to NPD Group data.
Hotel Restaurants Become Dining Destinations
No longer viewed as mere amenities, hotel restaurants are fixtures on the local dining scene. Three hotspots: Cindy’s, Wit & Wisdom and Bistro & Wine Bar.
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: Restaurants Meet Customer Demands (Minus Noise); Obamacare Impacting Restaurant Sales (Says One); and Chipotle Abandons Asian Concept (In Favor of Burgers and Pizza)
ABC Presents Supplier Awards
Allied Buying Corporation, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, announced the winners of its annual Supplier of the Year Awards.
FED Summit in Videos
We’ve got you covered. Whether you missed a speaker at the Foodservice Equipment & Design Global Thought Leadership Summit or missed the event, now’s your chance to catch up on the ideas an inspiration FED speakers provided. Complete video presentations are available at www.FESmag.com/summit2016.