Joe Sieve will join Papa John's International as chief restaurant officer, effective May 2, 2022.
The Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network recognized the accomplishments of its dealer members and suppliers with a series of annual awards. The organization’s Dealer of the Year Award to Wilson Restaurant Supply.
Paul Schlumpberger was introduced as a business unit manager for Gaylord Industries, part of the ITW Food Equipment Group. He replaces Sam Scull who retired after more than 11 years with Gaylord, including 4 years as business unit manager.
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 17.3% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in the previous year, per data from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry Business Barometer. Sales performance for the quarter was only .6% less than what MAFSI members had originally projected.
Kevin Wilson was named director of engineering, research and development, and refrigeration for Polar King International, which manufactures walk-in refrigeration and freezer units.
Alto-Shaam introduced Andre Frenette as the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s national service manager for Canada.
Salad-centric fast-casual chain sweetgreen will further its focus on technology-enabled processes when it opens its first “sweetlane” concept. Planned to open within the next year in Schaumburg, Ill, the pilot restaurant will push digital ordering to the forefront with a drive-thru lane designed to increase convenience for digital customers.
Parts Town has acquired Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, a national distributor of OEM repair parts for home items.