May 24, 2017
FE&S Names Luke Green 2017 DSR of the
Luke Green, contract design specialist for Rapids Foodservice Contract & Design in Marion, Iowa, was named the 2017 DSR of the Year by FE&S magazine. He accepted his award during FE&S’ 2017 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala held May 20.
Jason Dorsey Busts Millennial Myths
Jason Dorsey told the NRA Show crowd that "everything you have heard about Millennials is wrong." He spoke Sunday, May 21, as part of the National Restaurant Association's Signature ’17 session.
2017 Turbo Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program
Turbo Charitable Foundation scholarship is now open and accepting applications. Our goal is to provide financial aid to college students with economic challenges and to encourage promoting their education and help them complete their academic courses.
Applications are due by June 16, 2017 and the form can be downloaded here.
MAFSI Business Barometer Reports First Quarter Growth
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 3.3 percent overall in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, per The MAFSI Business Barometer. That falls short of the 3.9 percent increase that was originally forecasted.
Wolfgang Puck Receives IFMA’s Gold Plate Award
Chef/Owner Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, was named the 2017 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
Electrolux Expands Sales Team, Changes Territory Reps
Electrolux Professional Inc. North America has added two people to its sales team: Roger Kenney and Isaac Kim. The company also updated its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.
ThermalRite, CrownTonka, ICS and LoTemp Doors Rebrand as Everidge
Four refrigerated service brands, ThermalRite, CrownTonka, ICS and LoTemp Doors, have combined to form Everidge.
Independents on the Rise, Darden to Expand, and Several Chains Plan to Reimage
Independents are on the rise. Darden plans to build and remodel restaurants. DQ, White Castle and Noodles & Company all prepare to change their appearances. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Curry Up Now Acquires Tava Kitchen
Curry Up Now, an Alameda, Calif.-based foodservice operation specializing in Indian street food, has acquired fast-casual concept Tava Kitchen, which focuses on South Asian flavors.
Remembering Foodservice Consultant Michael Johnson
Longtime foodservice consultant Michael Johnson, FFCSI (PP), of Culinary Design Center passed away on May 18, 2017. Johnson was a member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International Division — The Americas for more than 25 years.
FE&S’ 2017 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala
It was a packed house May 20 at the Four Seasons hotel in Chicago for FE&S’ annual 2017 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala. We promise to load the event photos ASAP at www.fesdealeroftheyear.com. While you wait for them, check out our social media roundup of the evening.