December 6, 2017
Eastern Tabletop adds to its Rep Network
Eastern Tabletop has added Clements-Stella-Gallagher Marketing to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.
Singer Hires Greenwald to Serve as VP
Singer Equipment Co. hired foodservice industry veteran Michael Greenwald to serve as vice president.
FCSI - The Americas Names 2018 Board of Trustees
The Foodservice Consultants Society International - The Americas Division named the five foodservice consultants that will serve on its executive committee, beginning in 2018, and the eight foodservice professionals that were elected by the membership to serve as
Hurricane Wings Sold to FAT Brands
In a move aimed to increase its presence in the fast-casual restaurant segment, FAT Brands Inc. will acquire Hurricane Grill & Wings for $12.5 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
Foodservice and the Economy Gain Steam and Two Operators Introduce New
The foodservice industry posted a modest gain in November, according to the National Restaurant Association. Cameron Mitchell and the Madera Group introduce new concepts, while the Cheesecake Factory expands its Asian concept. Is the economy gaining momentum? One key metric says yes. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
The Evolution of Consumer Eating
Evidence of the country’s stay-at-home culture is that foodservice delivery is growing as restaurant visits have declined for the last several quarters, according to Eating Patterns in America, a report from The NPD Group.
Potbelly Names New CEO
Alan Johnson was named president and CEO of Potbelly Corp., a Chicago-based sandwich chain.
Kona Grill Taps Kuhn to Fill COO Role
Kona Grill introduced Jim Kuhn as chief operating officer for the American grill and sushi bar chain.
Chipotle Plans Leadership Update
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to hire a new CEO. Steve Ells, the fast-casual chain’s chairman and CEO and founder, will then become executive chairman of the Denver-based company.
Hopkins Returns to Roy’s as Executive
Gordon Hopkins has returned to Roy’s restaurant, serving as corporate executive chef.