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Contract feeder Aramark has changed the name of its K-12 school foodservice operation to Aramark Student Nutrition.

In a move that portends its growth plans, Salad and Go has tapped former Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison to serve as CEO of the emerging restaurant chain.

Tech24 has acquired TEMCO, Inc., a Jackson, Miss.-based provider of repair and maintenance services for commercial kitchen and HVAC equipment.

Chartwells Higher Education has acquired Fresh Ideas, a foodservice management company based in Columbia, Mo., Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SEFA, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, added three people to its staff, including Matt Pugh, vice president, portfolio management; Price Shoemaker, vice president of e-commerce and Michael Wolfe, director of learning and development.

The National Association of College & University Food Services recognized a quartet of foodservice professionals for their contributions to the organization and the industry.

Ampex Brands has acquired bellagreen, an American bistro concept with locations in Houston and Dallas. But the chain’s new owners have a healthy appetite for growth.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers tapped restaurant industry veteran G.J. Hart to serve as the restaurant chain’s president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 6, 2022.

Multiconcept operator Southern Proper Hospitality Group tapped Christopher Harter to serve as chief operations officer. In this role, Harter oversees all restaurant operations for the company, which includes 8 concepts and 18 restaurant locations.

The Vollrath Co. named company veteran Brian Hedlund senior vice president of foodservice – US and Canada.

In a deal that expands its presence in the Midwest and in the U.S. coffee market, Smart Care has acquired Espresso Partners, a Minneapolis-based service company.

Smoothie King tapped Chris Bremer to serve as chief development officer for the health and fitness-oriented quick-service restaurant chain.

Lakeside Manufacturing promoted Marianne Schussler-Yenor to national sales manager for its foodservice division.

Nekter Juice Bar promoted Natalie Green to the role of chief operating officer. Green joined Nekter in 2011 as a controller and spent the past six years working as senior vice president of business operations.

The National Association of College & University Food Services recognized the accomplishments of four member institutions with the Grand Prizes from its 2022 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards. NACUFS also presented another member with its Grand Prize Sustainability Award.

Longtime franchisee Tim Gayhart has acquired Snappy Tomato Pizza from The Deters Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Robot Coupe USA tapped Jay Johnston to serve as a market solutions advisor covering the South and Southeast Region.

BSE North, DFS Reps and Limelight Foodservice & Hospitality update their line cards while The Hansen Group and Pecinka Ferri add personnel.

TriMark USA made a series of personnel moves that will impact both its corporate headquarters as well as the company’s southern region.