May 3, 2017
Vollrath Company Acquires Belleco
The Vollrath Company has acquired Belleco, a Maine-based manufacturer of conveyor toasters and ovens.
NISSCO Presents Vendor of the Year
NISSCO RDG, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, presented a series of annual awards to members of the manufacturing community.
Economic News Disappointing, Delivery a Bright Spot, Taco Bell Plans to add Beer (Plus Roughly 500 Stores) in Canada, and More
Gross Domestic Product was disappointing in the first quarter. Delivery is a bright spot for restaurants. McD’s first quarter beats estimates and Japanese division bounces back. Taco Bell plans aggressive growth in Canada. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Foodservice Delivery Remains in the Fast Lane
Delivery now accounts for 1.7 billion foodservice visits each year, according to The NPD Group. In fact, one-fourth of consumers claim to have ordered a meal via delivery in the past three months.
Woody’s Bar-B-Q Announces New Company President
Yolanda Mills-Mawman was named president of Woody’s Bar-B-Q, a 24-unit restaurant chain she co-founded. Woody Mills, the chain’s other co-founder, maintains his position as CEO and assumes the new role of chairman of the board.
Tuxton China Names Steve Abourisk VP of Hospitality
Dinnerware and ovenware wholesaler Tuxton China has promoted Steve Abourisk to vice president of hospitality.
The Boelter Companies Appoints
The Boelter Companies, a Waukesha, Wis.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, named Karen Loritz its new chief financial officer.
Evans Brewing Names Micah Schiesel Director of Operations for
The Public House
Evans Brewing Company named Micah Schiesel the director of operations for the craft brewer's The Public House division.
Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery to Open in Chicago
Starbucks plans to open a Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile strip of shopping and eateries in 2019.
Taco Bueno’s Michael Roper Fills FE&S in on his "Undercover Boss" Experience
Michael Roper, president and CEO of Tex-Mex chain Taco Bueno, appeared on "Undercover Boss" Fri., April 28 on CBS. Here Roper shares with the readers of FE&S the inside scoop about his experience trading his executive title for a rank-and-file role, specifically his takeaways regarding foodservice equipment and working in the kitchen.
Industry Veteran Shelley Feldmen Dies
Shelley Feldmen died April 24, 2017. The 90-year-old Feldmen’s career in the foodservice industry spanned more than 60 years and included working as an operator, consultant and manufacturer.