Whataburger promoted Ed Nelson to CEO from president.
Essentially every professional kitchen has a hood. They’re necessary for fire prevention and to keep workspaces safe and comfortable for employees. Operators can’t operate without a hood, so they should take some steps to keep theirs in working order.
Convenience stores, particularly those with a strong food focus, faced many of the same challenges as restaurants when on-premises foodservice shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Self-service options, such as coffee and roller grill items, were halted, and larger chains had to manage through varying local rules.
Multiconcept operator FOCUS Brands appointed company veteran Tim Muir to the newly created role of chief sales officer. To replace Muir as chief development officer, FOCUS Brands hired Brian Krause.
Middleby Corp. has expanded the responsibilities for group president John Perruccio to include leading and managing the multiline manufacturer’s buying group and dealer strategy. Perruccio has led Middleby’s buying group and dealer initiatives for the past year, coordinating efforts across all of the company’s brands.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow across the country, the overall restaurant industry remains stuck in neutral.
Often dubbed the most important three feet of the house, in normal times, the tabletop communicates the restaurant’s brand promise and it starts establishing guest expectations even before customers take their seats. While much has changed in restaurants and foodservice operations thanks to steps aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, the role of the tabletop has not. It just looks a lot different for the time being.
The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management recognized 20 up and coming foodservice professionals with its 2020-21 Rising Stars Award.
Whether embattled restaurant chain Potbelly has finally found its Mr. Right, only time will tell. For the time being, though, the chain has found Mr. Wright, as in former Wendy’s executive Robert Wright, who now serves as Potbelly’s president and CEO.