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Scott Lewis was named to the newly created role of vice president of operations for Redberry Burger King, a Canadian franchisee of the quick-service burger chain.

Moe's Southwest Grill continued to reshape its leadership team with the appointment of Mike Smith as vice president of operations for the fast-casual chain. Smith comes to Moe’s from Taziki’s, where he served as chief operating officer.

Métal Duquet, a Quebec-based manufacturer of integrated stainless-steel systems and equipment for the foodservice industry, will be acquiring a majority stake in Atelier du Chef, another Canadian manufacturer.

Papa Johns international made a series of leadership updates to its international operations.

BSE, The Hansen Group and Preferred Marketing Group add to their personnel rosters, while Greenwald Sales and Marketing bolsters its line card.

Gary Inverso, a longtime member of the foodservice industry has passed away.

Tech24 has purchased Indianapolis-based Facilities Management. This marks the eighth acquisition for Tech24, which is owned by private equity firm HCI. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fishman & Associates, a Florida-based equipment dealer, added three people to its roster: Nick Morales, Jamison Day, and Tia Deines.

Taylor Bennett was named vice president of non-traditional brands for Subway.

Theodore Molinari will become director of commercial sales for Perlick, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of bar and beverage equipment.

Cura Hospitality named Gary Stitzel its new vice president of operations.

Foodservice industry veteran Bill Ziegler has joined Boelter, as director of contract and design for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment dealer.

Food Service Holdings promoted Abby Green to marketing director and hired Tim Mamrak to serve as Eastern regional sales manager for the manufacturer of food shields and custom servery solutions.

Alto-Shaam tapped Brian Newland to serve in the newly created role of senior vice president of national accounts for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Denny’s has agreed to acquire Keke's Breakfast Café for $82.5 million. The Florida-based chain, which opened its first unit in 2006, serves the breakfast and lunch dayparts.

Chris Barbee was hired to serve as sales manager for Oswalt Restaurant Supply, an Oklahoma City-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Barbee’s background spans several foodservice industry segments.

Denny’s Corporation tapped Kelli Valade to serve as chief executive officer and president, effective June 13, 2022.

Jay Mincks, a longtime member of the foodservice industry passed away on April 5, 2022. He was 95 years old.

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management recognized the accomplishments of three foodservice professionals with the organization’s annual Directors Awards.

Greg George will become CEO of The Peach Cobbler Factory, effective May 1, 2022. George was an early investor and served as company president for the Nashville-based family-style dessert chain.