RBI to Buy Popeyes, Leadership Transition for Applebee’s/IHOP Parent, Back Moves to Front at Souper Salad, and Weekly Roundup of Food News

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 22, 2017

Restaurant Brands International to Buy Popeyes FE&S FlashNews

In a deal valued at $1.8 billion, Restaurant Brands International has reached an agreement to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., which also owns Burger King and Tim Hortons.

This Week in Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler’s weekly roundup of foodservice stories: January Retail Sales Rise, RBI to Buy Popeyes, Food Away From Home Leads Consumer Price Index Increase and Whole Foods Intros Fast Casual.

Souper Salad Rethinks the Buffet FE&S FlashNews

The guiding principle for the redesign was to make the back of the house more prominent to customers, with cooking and prep taking front-of-the-house positions everywhere possible.

DineEquity Details Leadership Transition Plans FE&S FlashNews

Julia Stewart plans to resign from her position at DineEquity Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, effective March 1. Current lead director, Richard Dahl, will serve as interim CEO/chairman.

Pei Wei Names Hedrick CEO FE&S FlashNews

Pan-Asian restaurant company Pei Wei hired John Hedrick to serve as its CEO.

Manitowoc Begins Search for a new CFO FE&S FlashNews

John Stewart will retire from his post as senior vice president and CFO of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc., which is changing its name to Welbilt Inc. effective March 6. MFS/Welbilt is searching for Stewart’s successor.

Church’s Promotes Ward to VP of Supply Chain FE&S FlashNews

Church’s Chicken promoted Chris Ward to vice president of supply chain from senior director of purchasing.

Heritage Hires Donello to Serve as Business Development Manager FE&S FlashNews

Heritage Foodservice Group hired foodservice industry veteran John Donello to serve as business development manager for the service segment.

AHF Offers Student Internships FE&S FlashNews

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice is accepting nominations for the AHF Annual Conference Internship Program. The program offers two Leadership Internships and two Culinary Internships.

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