Restaurant Performance Index Rebounds, Sustainability/Variety Shift Beverage Preferences, Antunes Adds, Cleo to Open in Middle East, and Much More

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November 2, 2016

Cleo to Open 15 Restaurants in Middle East FE&S FlashNews

Mediterranean restaurant concept Cleo

Mediterranean restaurant concept Cleo will open 15 locations in the Middle East in 2017.

Restaurant Performance Index Rebounds in September FE&S FlashNews

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 FE&S FlashNews

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 FE&S FlashNews

Sustainability issues and greater variety continue to shape what consumers drink according to NPD Group data.

Hotel Restaurants Become Dining Destinations FE&S FlashNews

Cindy's glass-enclosed dining room

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 FlashNews

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 FE&S FlashNews

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 FE&S FlashNews

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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

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