January 25, 2017
Trump Administration Forecast
There’s a lot we don't know about the new administration. Here’s what we do.
New Rep Group Takes Shape
A new independent manufacturers’ rep firm has emerged: WolfePack Sales & Marketing. The company represents manufacturers of smallwares, tabletop and equipment in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pa.
Infrico USA Moves Headquarters
Infrico USA, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, moved from Miami to its new home base in Doral, Fla.
This Week in Foodservice
FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler’s weekly roundup of foodservice stories.
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Names Two Brand Presidents
Ray Risley was named brand president of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Scott Smith was named brand president of Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
Pilot Flying J names VP of Food Innovation
Pilot Flying J has named Shannon Johnson as vice president of food innovation.
Rock & Brews Names Michael Sullivan President and CEO
Michael Sullivan is the new president and CEO of Rock & Brews, a rock and roll restaurant and entertainment concept. He most recently served as emerging brands director for Buffalo Wild Wings.
Barnett Takes the Helm at Shrimp Basket
Shrimp Basket Restaurants welcomed Scott Barnett as CEO of the full-service seafood chain. He succeeds Eddie Spence, who founded the company in 1993.
Bob Evans Restaurants Sold to Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital has agreed to acquire Bob Evans Restaurants for $565 million plus assumption of certain net working capital liabilities.
As a result of the deal, Bob Evans Farms anticipates net proceeds of $475 to $485 million.