July 26, 2017
Busby Becomes New NAFEM Professor at the CIA
The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers and The Culinary Institute of America announce that Adam Busby, CMC, CHE, general manager of the CIA at Greystone, has been named NAFEM Professor at the college.
Zink Foodservice Updates Tabletop & Smallwares Leadership
As part of a planned transition, Zink Foodservice named Kevin Jennings vice president/general manager of its Tabletop & Smallwares Division. Steve Castle, current vice president of Zink’s Tabletop & Smallwares Division, will work with Jennings to ensure a smooth transition.
Newly Created Cornerstone Foodservice Group Adds Second Company to Portfolio
Cornerstone Foodservice Group has acquired LloydPans, a Washington-based metal fabricator and manufacturer of commercial baking solutions for the pizza, baking and restaurant industries.
Disagreement Over Impact of Higher Minimum Wage, Restaurant "Real" Sales Up Fractionally, Blaze Pizza May Be Fastest-Growing Chain Ever, and More
Experts disagree on impact of higher minimum wages. Restaurant "real" sales were up fractionally in the first half of the year. Foodservice jobs are at risk of being automated. Blaze Pizza may be the fastest-growing chain ever. These stories and many more This Week in Foodservice.
ACP Names New Director of Global Chain Sales
Foodservice equipment manufacturer ACP introduced Chris Bartley as its new director — global chain sales.
Capriotti’s Adds an Investor
In a move aimed to accelerate its aggressive growth plans, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop added a team of investors, led by franchising veteran Shelly Sun.
Wingstop Names New Senior Vice President of Operations
Scott McLeod was named senior vice president of operations for Wingstop Restaurants. In his new role McLeod becomes responsible for overseeing the fast-casual chain’s domestic corporate and franchise operations as well as training.
AHF Announces Finalists for 2017 Culinary Competition
Five teams will take part in the finals of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s culinary competition. The five teams hail from facilities in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee.
National Restaurant Association’s Advocacy Team Grows by Two
The National Restaurant Association added two staff members to the organization’s advocacy team: Jessica Falborn and Adam Hasley.
Coffeehouses Continue Creative Focus
Although a crowded space, smaller players in the coffeehouse segment find success with proprietary brews, on-site roasting and creative offerings.