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.
Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby Corp. has formed Middleby Coffee Solutions Group, which consists of its Concordia Beverage Systems, Synesso and Bloomfield lines.
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.
Dine Brands introduced Tony Moralejo as president, international and global development for the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants.
At the peak of the dining room shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, it was the quick-service restaurants that fared better than their full-service peers. The former had an advantage going into COVID-19 thanks to the drive-thru service that many QSRs have offered and the segment’s longstanding commitment to off-premises dining.
If the mandated stay at home orders that permeated the country starting in mid-March ravaged restaurants sales, it was safe to assume the same would apply to sales of foodservice equipment and supplies.
Like just about every other restaurant operator out there, Crushed Red has had to adapt its approach and remain flexible to overcome the countless challenges brought forth by COVID-19.
Refrigerated Solutions Group named Dan Hinkle vice president of sales. Anthony Lorubbio, the company’s chief transformation officer, will assume responsibility for sales operations/customer experience. RSG manufacturers the Nor-Lake and Master-Bilt lines of commercial refrigeration.
Bump in the road or a sign of things to come, only time will tell which is true but as the number of COVID-19 cases increased over the past week, transactions at restaurants and bars dipped slightly.