June 7, 2017
Eastern Tabletop Updates Rep Network
Eastern Tabletop, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based manufacturer of tableware, holloware and buffet items, added Kelly-Mincks to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.
More Capital Equipment Investments Expected, Fast-Casual Sales Likely to Slow, Consumers Balk at Better-Burger Prices, and More
The National Restaurant Association says industry performance softened in April. Foodservice operators kept hiring in May. Fast-casual sales are predicted to slow this year. Panera Bread found a way to achieve faster service. Shift in dining habits hurts lunch business. Some consumers are balking at the price of better burgers. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
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.
Togo’s Updates Leadership Team, Menu
Togo’s Holdings LLC appointed Nader Garschi to serve as COO for the California-based sandwich chain. The news came as the company officially transitioned the role of president to Glenn Lunde, following the retirement of Chairman and CEO Tony Gioia.
Bar Louie Names Wehner COO
Tony Wehner was introduced as COO of Bar Louie, a concept owned by Texas-based BL Restaurants.
Buffalo Wild Wings Launches Succession
Sally Smith plans to retire from her post as president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. by the end of the year.
Midea Hires New Product Manager
Kenneth Megarr has joined Midea as a product manager for the manufacturer of commercial microwave ovens.
Eversys Strengthens its Position in North America
Swiss coffee equipment company Eversys has opened a North American division to serve the U.S. and Canadian markets. The wholly owned subsidiary will be based in Toronto, Canada.
The Connected Kitchen
The vision of the truly connected kitchen has yet to become commonplace in foodservice operations. How long will it take? Industry experts explore the hurdles and headaches of the optimal high-tech kitchen.
CIA to Launch BS Degree Program
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the Culinary Institute of America available in September 2018.