January 11, 2017
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Updates Management
Kevin Fink will become president of Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group, effective Jan. 30, 2017. Fink will succeed Chuck Dullea who had previously announced his retirement.
Excell & NISSCO Update Management, Operating Locations
Ed Lucas is the new vice president of business development for the Excell Marketing & Procurement Group and NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group, which will relocate to Denver.
Private Equity Firm Buys Rita’s Italian Ice
Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital have acquired a controlling stake in Rita’s Franchise Company, a Pennsylvania-based Italian ice concept.
Imvescor Restaurant Group to Acquire Ben & Florentine
Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. reached an agreement to acquire Ben & Florentine, a franchisor in the breakfast and lunch category with more than 40 locations across Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.
This Week in Foodservice
FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler’s weekly roundup of foodservice stories.
Halton Hires Harpring to Fill Chain Development Role
David Harpring, former director of global engineering for Yum! Brands, was named director of chain development for kitchen ventilation manufacturer Halton Group Americas.
Server Updates Engineering Team
Server Products hired Matt Anderson to serve as engineering project application manager for the Wisconsin manufacturer of portion-controlled dispensing and point-of-use equipment.
Papa Murphy’s Begins Search for New
Ken Calwell has resigned from his position as CEO and a director for Papa Murphy’s to pursue other interests. Jean Birch, chair of the board, becomes the take ’n bake chain’s interim CEO.
Del Taco Names New President
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. promoted John Cappasola Jr. to president and chief brand officer.
Glory Days Promotes Cohen
Glory Days Grill, a regional sports-themed family restaurant chain in the East, promoted Gary Cohen to executive vice president.
RAVE Restaurants Elevates Crane to CEO
Former Smashburger executive Scott Crane is the new CEO of Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group Inc.