The National Restaurant Association’s April Performance Index was a nasty surprise. McDonald’s opens a flagship store in New York City’s Times Square. IHOP rolls out another “name change.” Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been forced to close in the U.K.
Jim Stevens was named president of Golden Chick, a 52-year-old restaurant chain. He replaces Mark Parmerlee, who will continue as chairman of the board and president of Golden Tree Restaurants, the multiconcept operator that owns Golden Chick.
The Jewish Community Center of Columbus is the winner of FE&S’ 2019 Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest. The work is now underway, which includes a productivity assessment of the operation's storage and efficiency needs, plus a makeover. Watch for the full story in an upcoming issue of FE&S.