May 31, 2017
Bojangles’ Biscuit Theater
Bojangles’ second new-concept location opens June 1 in Charlotte, N.C. The new design comes with "biscuit theater," essentially a window where customers can watch as the culinary staff make fresh biscuits every 20 minutes.
FE&S Consultants’ Roundtable
A trio of consultants share their views on industry trends and how they apply them to projects. Our ensemble includes: Costel Coca of Webb Foodservice Design, Terry Pellegrino of Rippe Associates and Georgie Shockey of Ruck-Shockey Associates. You can also join the conversation on FE&S’ webinar Tues., July 25 at 1:00 p.m. Central. Register for this free webcast here.
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.
Barbecue Hall of Fame Inductees
The American Royal Association announced its 2017 Barbecue Hall of Fame inductees.
Military Foodservice Awards Announced
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the winners of its Military Foodservice Awards.
Real Restaurant Growth Eking out Positive, Take-Out Worthy of Design Spec, McD’s Holds No.1 Spot
Real restaurant industry growth to date is barely positive according to one estimate. Restaurant design of the future may center on take-out service. The Nielsen Company sees c-stores as having both challenges and opportunities. McDonald’s remains the world’s largest restaurant company. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Taco Bueno Names New COO
The Taco Bueno family named Tony Darden the restaurant chain's new COO. Darden comes to Taco Bueno from Panera Bread, where he served as vice president of operations.
Antunes Updates Sales and Operations
Antunes appointed Daniel Schmidt to director of strategic operations and Steve Obermeier to director of sales.
Gaylord Industries Adds to Sales Team
Gaylord Industries hired Brad Reifschneider as its regional sales manager, Northeast.