November 8, 2017
SHFM Presents Pacifico and Presidents Awards
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management presented its Robert Pacifico Award to Shayne Varnum, director of consultant services, for Hobart-Traulsen. SHFM also recognized the contributions of three other members of the foodservice industry with its President’s Award.
Starbucks Opens Princi Bakery and Cafe
The first Princi bakery and cafe in the U.S. has opened inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.
Sant'Andrea Dinnerware and Flatware
Fine quality and prestigious heritage. Uniting distinctive, modern shapes with timeless, classic design. For the artist in every culinarian. Only at Oneida.
Jones Becomes CEO of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Restaurant industry veteran Wayne Jones was appointed CEO of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.
Church’s Chicken Updates Supply Chain Team
Church’s Chicken promoted four associates to its senior leadership team.
Restaurant Performance Index Edges Up, Foodservice Hiring Increases, Rumors Surface About JAB Holdings Acquiring Dunkin’ Brands
The National Restaurant Association reports industry performance ticked up in September. Foodservice hiring shot up in October after hurricanes resulted in massive job losses in September. Krispy Kreme/Panera Bread owner may be pursuing Dunkin’ Brands. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
2017 Kitchen Equipment & New Technology EXPO
Forbes Hever & Wallace, Inc. (Coppell, Texas) annual Expo is December 7th at their Culinary Lab. Expo is a unique and creative event for foodservice professionals from Restaurant & Hospitality, School, C-Store and Grocery, Healthcare, Institutional and their E & S designers and suppliers to get up close and personal with NEW products & technology.
Welbilt Updates Executive Structure
Welbilt updated the area of responsibilities of Andreas Weishar to include digital initiatives and information technology, and gave him the new title of senior vice president, strategy, marketing and digital.
Unified Brands Updates Regional Sales
Unified Brands added two regional vice presidents to its sales organization. Mark Lang was named VP of eastern sales and Andy McGarrett was named VP of central sales.
Trends in Prototype Design
A series of restaurant designers discuss the impact of takeout and delivery business, communal seating, and more.
Time to Submit Your Entry for FE&S’ Performance in Tabletop Awards
Foodservice operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps are invited to submit entries to FE&S’ 2018 Performance in Tabletop Awards, which recognize excellence in the strategic and functional application of permanent tableware in a restaurant, catering/banquet facility, on-site foodservice entity and a club/resort facility.