August 30, 2017
Pei Wei to Cut Ties with PF Chang’s
Pan-Asian fast-casual chain Pei Wei Asian Diner announced plans to relocate to the Dallas-Fort Worth area following news that it will separate from parent company P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
Le Duff America Reorganizes for Growth
With refranchising efforts around la Madeleine almost complete, the company opts to sell Bruegger’s Bagels and primes Brioche Doree for U.S. launch.
AHF Presents Lifetime Achievement
The Association of Healthcare Foodservice presented its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dan Henroid, director of Nutrition & Food Services, sustainability officer, University of California San Francisco Health.
Minimum Wage Resistance in the Midwest, Chicago Proves Tough Burger Market, Sales Look Good for Michigan Restaurants, and Much More
Resistance to minimum wage increase arises in the Midwest. Hamburger chains find Chicago is a tough market. Does technology eliminate restaurant jobs? Michigan Restaurant Association survey shows sales are looking good. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Arby’s Names Rob Lynch President
Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. named Rob Lynch to the role of president, a new position for the company.
Foodesign Associates adds Project Director of Strategic Planning
Foodesign Associates Inc., hired Emily Arrington to serve as project director of strategic planning for the Charlotte, N.C.-based foodservice design agency.
Bulgarelli Becomes Applebee’s Chief Culinary Officer
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar introduced Stephen Bulgarelli as the casual dining chain’s vice president and chief culinary officer.
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP of Product Management & Marketing
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group tapped Rusty Ekness to serve as its vice president of product management and marketing.
Q&A with Frederick Buchanan of Sherwood Oak Retirement Community
Buchanan discusses how innovative food programs enhance resident and patient satisfaction.