QSR Traffic Stalls, DFS Buys, Bauscher Hepp Updates Rep Network, Plus a String of C-Suite and VP Hires

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 15, 2017

U.S. Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Growth Stalls in 2016 FE&S FlashNews

Quick-service restaurants realized no traffic growth in 2016 and total foodservice traffic dipped slightly, reports The NPD Group. Visits to full-service restaurants also declined last year.

DFS Buys FE&S FlashNews

Diversified Foodservice Supply LLC has acquired, a web marketing and distribution company focused on hood filters and restaurant ventilation equipment, parts and accessories.

Bauscher Hepp Updates Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

Bauscher Hepp added Performance Equipment Group to its network of independent manufacturers reps. PEG will represent Baucher Hepp in the Northeast territories that include the metropolitan New York area; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New Jersey — north of Trenton; and Fairfield, Conn.

This Week in Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler’s weekly roundup of foodservice stories.

Comstock New President of TGI Fridays FE&S FlashNews

Jerry Comstock was named president and COO for casual dining chain TGI Fridays.

Yoshinoya America Names Jim Stevens
FE&S FlashNews

Yoshinoya America appointed Jim Stevens to serve in the newly created role of chief operating officer for the quick-serve restaurant chain.

Servold Rejoins Church’s Chicken FE&S FlashNews

Church’s Chicken named Pete Servold its executive vice president of U.S. operations. He succeeds Joseph Christina, who was promoted to CEO in November 2016.

Boston’s Names New VP of Operations FE&S FlashNews

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar named Vince Runco vice president of operations for the Dallas-based casual dining concept.

Alto-Shaam Hires VP of Business Development — Europe FE&S FlashNews

Alto-Shaam hired Brian Jahnke to serve as its vice president of business development for Europe.

EMR Names Seth Rochette Operations Manager of Beltsville Service Center FE&S FlashNews

Electric Motor Repair Company named Seth Rochette operations manager of the service agent’s Beltsville, Md., branch.

NRAEF Hires New VP of Communications FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) named Gordon Lambourne its vice president of communications.

Remembering Little Caesars’ Founder Mike Ilitch FE&S FlashNews

Mike Ilitch, founder of Little Caesars Pizza, died on Feb. 10. He was 87 years old.

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