December 14, 2016
PJP Opens Fourth Marketplace
Philadelphia-based distributor PJP, which carries foodservice equipment, supplies and disposables, opened its fourth PJP Marketplace.
Lomax Joins Heritage Foodservice Group
Heritage Foodservice Group hired Rodney Lomax to serve as business development manager – chain group segment.
Homer Laughlin Promotes Adkins
The Homer Laughlin China Company promoted Sean Adkins, PE, to the newly created position of director, technical and operations.
This Week in Foodservice
FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler adds his insight into a weekly roundup of top foodservice stories. Stories worthy of more analysis: Foodservice executive picked for Trump’s cabinet; Foodservice traffic goes negative in the third quarter; Chipotle’s latest recovery attempt; and McDonald’s to reintroduce McCafe.
McAlister’s Deli Names Macaluso Brand President
Multi-concept operator FOCUS Brands promoted Paul Macaluso to brand president of its McAlister’s Deli fast-casual chain.
Chipotle Updates Leadership Team
Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Board of Directors named company founder Steve Ells the fast-casual restaurant chain’s sole CEO. Monty Moran has stepped down from the co-CEO role and from his board seat effective immediately, and will retire from Chipotle in 2017.
Blaine Hurst Named Panera President
Panera Bread Company named company veteran Blaine Hurst president effective Dec. 12, 2016. He replaces Drew Madsen, who resigned for personal reasons.