Roomle and Kitchautomation have developed a partnership that will assist the way foodservice operators and the supply chain work together to design commercial kitchens and specify equipment, supplies and more. The intent of the partnership is to further collaboration among foodservice operators, designers, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers' reps and others involved in the design process.
Glen McIntosh was introduced as chief supply chain officer for Michigan-based pizza chain Little Caesars.
Paul Henry was named director of food and beverage for The Virginian, a Fairfax, Va.-based senior living community. In his new role Henry will create a signature dining experience and manage restaurant operations for the resort-style community.
Kasey Christensen was promoted to president of Arctic Circle, a restaurant chain with locations in the western U.S. He served as Arctic Circle’s COO since 2015. In 2016, Christensen introduced Arctic Circle’s charitable giving structure known as Arctic Cares.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers introduced restaurant industry veteran Chris Dull as the fast-casual chain’s CEO. Dull joins the industry-leading fast-casual franchise on the heels of its recent acquisition by private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners in March of 2021.
In a deal that unites two publicly traded foodservice equipment manufacturers, The Middleby Corporation will acquire Welbilt in an all-stock transaction. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2021. The boards of directors for both companies have approved this deal, per a Middleby release.
Welbilt will become the distributor of Nuovair blast chillers in the U.S. and Canada. The multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer will also distribute AeroTherm, a portable air purifier, in the U.S.
Former Panera executive John McKay was appointed vice president of real estate and development for multiconcept operator Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop hired Hilary Street as director of operations for North America. Street comes to Brooklyn Dumpling Shop from Dos Tacos Taqueria, where she served as vice president of operations for the quick-serve Mexican concept.