November 22, 2017
Edward Don & Company Buys
Edward Don & Company, a Woodridge, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has acquired certain assets of Atlanta Fixture and Sales Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sodexo Acquires Centerplate
Sodexo reached an agreement to acquire contract feeder Centerplate from Olympus Partners in a deal valued at $675 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2017.
MAFSI Adds Mincks to its Board of
The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry has added James Mincks to its board of directors.
Restaurant Sales Up for October, Menu Prices Continue to Outpace Grocery, More People Plan to Eat Out for Thanksgiving This Year, and More
Both U.S. retail and restaurant sales rose in October. Menu prices continue to outpace price increases at grocery stores. Consumers rank restaurants in the middle of the pack on satisfying their needs. More people plan to eat out for Thanksgiving this year. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
YO! Acquires Bento Sushi
Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi has acquired Bento Sushi, a North American sushi concept, in a deal valued at $100 million (Canadian).
Crivello New CEO of Famous Dave’s
Jeffrey Crivello was appointed CEO of Famous Dave’s of America, a Minnesota-based barbecue concept. He replaces Mike Lister.
Salsarita’s Goes Fresh Mex All Around
A new name and design refresh complement this chain’s changing approach to its food.
Happy Thanksgiving from the FE&S team!