June 21, 2017
PE Buys Two Foodservice Equipment
Private equity firm Trivest Partners has acquired two foodservice equipment and supplies dealers: B&J Food Service Equipment and Beltram Foodservice Group. The companies will now go to market as BJ Beltram Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings to Test Smaller Format
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. will pilot two small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer. Known as B-Dubs Express, the stores will measure 2,500 square feet.
Hangman Corp. to Form Chain Foodservice Division
Hangman Corp. appointed Kyle Johnson vice president of national accounts. Johnson was hired to establish the Chain Foodservice Division for the Texas-based foodservice designer and equipment dealer.
Soft Sales in May for Restaurants, Fast-Casual Sales Growth Slows, Price Difference Narrows in Food at Home Versus Away from Home
Restaurant sales were soft in May. Price difference narrows between food at home and food away from home. Fast-casual sales growth slows. Digital sales at Panera Bread hit $1 billion. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
The Boelter Companies Hires New VP of
Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer The Boelter Companies Inc. named foodservice equipment industry veteran Jason Prondzinski vice president of sales.
Spangler to Become Papa Murphy’s CEO
Weldon Spangler will become CEO of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, effective July 17. Jean Birch, formerly interim CEO, will remain as chair of the company’s board of directors.
Naf Naf Grill Hires Damico as CEO
Middle Eastern fast-casual chain Naf Naf Grill appointed Paul Damico to the role of CEO.
Jon Smith Subs Names New President
Restaurant industry veteran Scott Stuck was named president of Jon Smith Subs, an emerging sandwich concept based in Florida.
Logan’s Roadhouse Appoints Catalano
Logan’s Roadhouse hired restaurant veteran David Catalano as COO.
InterMetro Plans Foodservice Sales
After 27 years with the company, Bill O’Donoghue will retire from his position at InterMetro, effective Aug. 31. Nancy Fera will replace O’Donoghue as vice president of foodservice sales, effective Sept. 1.