September 27, 2017
Dealerships Form Strategic Partnership
The continued evolution of the foodservice dealer community took an interesting twist last week with the owners of B&G Restaurant Supply forming a partnership with Johnson-Lancaster and Associates. The two companies will go to market as Eastern B&G Food Service Equipment.
Florida Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Dealers Bounce Back from Hurricane Irma
Restaurant Equipment World and Johnson-Lancaster Associates both call Florida home. Accordingly, both companies had disaster plans at the ready as each prepared for the worst from Hurricane Irma, which walloped Florida earlier this month. Here’s how they fared, and how they continue to bounce back.
FE&S Launches Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest
Commercial kitchen operators understand that space issues can have a negative impact not only on their kitchen staff’s efficiency, but on cleanliness and food quality as well. With the launch of FE&S’ Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest, one facility will receive a storage makeover, courtesy of contest sponsor Metro.
Casual Dining Sales Soft, Foodservice Growing Outside U.S., Taco Bell to Open 300 Cantina Concepts, and More
Casual dining sales remained soft in August. Foodservice grew in every market outside the U.S. in the second quarter. Restaurants find changes have to be made to capitalize on takeout and delivery business. Taco Bell will open 300 of their Cantina concepts in the U.S. Electric-powered car manufacturer Tesla may enter the c-store business. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Ace Mart Leases New Distribution Center
Ace Mart Restaurant Supply leased 214,536 square feet of distribution space in Schertz, Texas.
Tasty Made Turns to Top Chef
Chipotle Mexican Grill entered into a partnership with Richard Blais for its Tasty Made burger restaurant.
Private Equity Invests in Luna Grill
In an attempt to spur growth in existing and new markets, Luna Grill received an equity investment from PWP Growth Equity, a middle marketing private equity firm.
Disruptive Restaurant Group Names New
Daniel del Olmo is the new CEO of Disruptive Restaurant Group and Umami Burger.
Vollrath Names New VP of Marketing
The Vollrath Company named Christina Wegner its vice president of marketing.
Seven Emerging Chains
Who’s about to go viral in the restaurant world? Here, we identify seven contenders that make the cut.
Don’t Forget to Register for FE&S’ Food Safety Webcast
FE&S wraps up National Food Safety Month with a free webcast! Gain a grasp on the import data, metrics and training necessary to move your food safety program beyond “a box you need to check” and instead develop a food safety culture. Join us on Thurs., Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. CDT, or register now and view on demand at a later time.