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BBC Distributing, a Michigan-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has acquired Bushong Restaurant Equipment. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Former CKE Restaurants executive Ron Coolbaugh was appointed chief executive officer for Fresh Brothers, a Los Angeles-based pizza chain with 22 units.

Low Temp Industries tapped longtime executive Barbara Casey Lane to serve as president and chairman of the board of directors for the manufacturer and designer of modular and custom serving counters, fabrication and serving technologies.

Fast-casual Indian chain Curry Up Now tapped Abhijit Kamath to serve as director of culinary and flavor.

Hot Rocks Pizza Ovens hired John Dattilio to serve as business development manager covering the southern U.S. states for the manufacturer of stone conveyor ovens.

The Middleby Corporation has acquired Icetro, a maker of ice, soft serve and slush machines. Icetro has annual sales of approximately $40 million, per a Middleby release.

Chrane Foodservice Solutions, Lund-Iorio and Pecinka-Ferri add talent to their rosters while Spaceman updates its rep network.

RealFood Hospitality, Strategy & Design promoted Peter Bryant to project manager and Jessica Gates to associate project manager.

The Middleby Corporation appointed Danielle Mason to the newly created position of director of consultant services.

Aaron Bremer has rejoined Thermodyne Foodservice Products as national sales representative and corporate chef. He previously served as Thermodyne’s corporate chef from 2017 to 2021.

McDonald’s plans to make a series of executive-level transitions beginning in July.

Polar King Mobile named Dominic Tippmann as national sales representative.

In a move aimed to help drive its international growth and other goals, Scooter’s Coffee tapped Joe Thornton to serve in the newly created role of company president.

TriMark SS Kemp added Eric Dey to the newly created position of senior director of construction services.

Smokey Bones opened its first all-digital drive-thru lane at one of its fast-casual restaurants in Bowling Green, Ky.

Culinary Depot continued its expansion in the Southeastern U.S. with the acquisition of Restaurant Warehouse, a Florida-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer with three locations. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.