The National Restaurant Association’s annual tradeshow has come and gone. But what remains are a handful of equipment and supplies related trends that will continue to shape the foodservice industry. Here are four that caught FE&S Editorial Director Joe Carbonara’s eye.
Restaurants will hire a half million seasonal workers this summer, according to the National Restaurant Association. The number of available jobs exceeds the number of workers by 1 million, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Chick-fil-A’s digital orders skyrocket and Pret A Man acquires EAT.
Steelite International has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of D.W. Haber & Son, the Bronx, N.Y., manufacturer of metal banquet and buffet products. The deal includes both D.W. Haber & Son and Kenny Mack Designs.
Peter Kiriakos was named vice president of chain accounts for LTI, a Georgia-based foodservice equipment manufacturer whose product line includes custom fabrication and counterwork as well as serving-related products.