March 15, 2017
Myers Forms New Division
Myers Foodservice Equipment, Supply & Design has formed a Hotel/Hospitality Division headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Piper Products Buys LaCrosse Cooler
Piper Products Inc. has purchased LaCrosse Cooler, a manufacturer of underbar and portable bar equipment.
FEDA Hires Mulqueen to Serve as Executive Vice President
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association hired Tracy Mulqueen, CAE, to serve as its deputy executive vice president, effective March 27, 2017. She will assume the role of executive vice president April 1, 2018 when current EVP Ray Herrick retires after 35 years in the position.
This Week in Foodservice
Foodservice hiring up again in February. Donato’s tries for pizza from a 3-D printer. Restaurant operators hope to offset labor costs with surcharges on their bills. Digital ordering had double digit increase last year. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Trends: Modern Indian
Top chefs, restaurateurs and fast-casual entrepreneurs reintroduce and reinvent authentic Indian cuisine.
Stith Becomes First Female President of Lawry’s Restaurant Group
Multi concept operator Lawry’s Restaurants Inc. promoted Tiffany Stith to president and COO of its restaurant group.
Long John Silver’s Executive
Long John Silver’s named Brian Unger to head up its operating company and U.S. franchising and development, Toni Bianco was named COO and Krista Foster was named vice president, human resources.
John Cywinski Named Applebee’s
Former Applebee’s chief marketing officer (from 2001-2006) John Cywinski has reunited with the brand. He was named president of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, which like IHOP, is owned by DineEquity Inc.
Cicis Names Foust COO
Cicis pizza buffet chain named Jini Foust its COO, responsible for overseeing franchise and corporate operations, operations service, and training.