Avanti Restaurant Solutions Names New President; Fast-Casual Growth Includes Betting on Breakfast; Restaurant Tech Trends, Promotions and New Hires

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

November 9, 2016

Avanti Restaurant Solutions Names New President FE&S FlashNews

Avanti Restaurant Solutions promoted Rory Clarke to president of the restaurant design and equipment dealership.

Pecinka-Ferri Begins Representing International Tableware FE&S FlashNews

International Tableware, an Ohio-based supplier of ceramic, glass, plastic and stainless steel drinkware items added Pecinka-Ferri Associates to its roster of independent manufacturers' reps.

Customer-Facing Technology FE&S FlashNews

Customers pick up food at the Eatsa cubbies assigned for their orders.

Technology platforms received a boost of attention this week when McDonald’s announced plans to roll out mobile order and pay systems. In related tech talk, FE&S’ November Customer-Facing Technology story details how technology continues to intensify through a variety of approaches at restaurants.

Fast-Casual Segment Expected to Experience a 10 Percent Growth Rate FE&S FlashNews

A Technavio study expects the U.S. fast-casual restaurant marketplace to reach $66.87 billion by 2020.

MEIKO Updates Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

MEIKO USA Inc. hired Kate McDevitt to serve as regional sales manager for the manufacturer's eastern territory.

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: Boston Globe columnist takes a look at effects of minimum wage; Buffalo Wild Wings has major expansion plans for its taco chain; YUM’s China operation officially a separate company; and the NFL’s declining TV ratings blamed for soft sales at some chains. Plus, comparable store sales for over a dozen chains.

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