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Tech24 has acquired RMS Mechanical Services. This represents Tech24’s seventh acquisition.

The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) announced the grand prize winners of its 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards and Sustainability Awards.

BradyIFS continued to grow via acquisition with its purchase of Janitor’s Warehouse, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The National Association of College & University Food Services recognized the careers and contributions of several individuals during a virtual award ceremony Nov. 18.

In a deal valued at $575 million, Jack in the Box will acquire Del Taco Restaurants, a quick-service Mexican restaurant chain with approximately 600 restaurants spanning 16 states.

Just days before Black Friday, multiconcept operator FAT Brands continued its shopping spree by purchasing Native Grill & Wings for $20 million from Wingtime, LLC, a subsidiary of Cybeck Capital Partners, LLC. This represents FAT Brands third acquisition since June and second in the month of November.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes introduced Doug Willmarth as president of the Texas-based 90-unit fast-casual chain.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Chuck Howell to serve as the Midwest and Canada regional sales manager for foodservice.

Ron Kochman, co-founder of KCL and longtime member of the foodservice industry has passed away. He was 85 years old.

Marius “Pepe” Griffo, a longtime member of the foodservice equipment industry has passed away due to a chronic illness. He was 82 years old.

AutoQuotes parent company Revalize added the following seven individuals to its team. 

AutoQuotes’ parent company Revalize has received what it describes as a “significant minority investment” from Hg, a software and services investor. As part of the transaction, Revalize plans to acquire three European software companies: PROCAD Group in Germany, SpecPage in Switzerland and TENADO, also in Germany.

Parts Town’s parent company, PT Holdings, has made another acquisition, this time purchasing Duffy’s AIS.

Kyle Wilson was promoted to chef de cuisine for Middleby Culinary, which is part of Middleby Corp. Wilson works from the Middleby Innovation Kitchen, which the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer opened earlier this year in Dallas.

Structural Concepts tapped Dennis Lock to serve as national account manager for the company’s eastern region and Christopher Lustberg to serve as national sales manager for the maker of temperature-controlled display units.

Frank Chandler will retire from his role as president of Belshaw Adamatic, effective Dec. 31, 2021. Sam Dettloff has begun transitioning from his role as vice president of operations and engineering at Belshaw to serve as president of the Ali Group-owned company.

Foodservice equipment industry veteran Patrick Walker was named regional vice president of sales for Star Holdings Group, part of The Middleby Corp.

Food Service Holdings promoted Stephanie Luros-Gilbert to executive vice president, corporate growth strategy, and Mike Crider to executive vice president, operations.

Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer Vulcan has added two chefs to its team: Pete Schellenbach and Hank Sawtelle. Both chefs will carry the title of culinary specialist and will support Vulcan’s Center of Excellence, which the company announced in October.

As consumers continue to embrace the concept of eating local and supporting area businesses these trends continue to make their way to college foodservice operations across the country.