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.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Flanagan-Cornell Unit 74 the winner of its 2022 Kitchen Storage Makeover contest. The facility offers breakfast and lunch service, in addition to preparing meals for the district’s special education school. Located in Flanagan, Ill., the school serves lunch to 225 students daily.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Aba in Austin, Texas, the recipient of its 2022 Facility Design Project of the Year Award.
Weiss Instruments was acquired by Foundation Investment Partners. Based in Holtsville, N.Y., Weiss creates temperature and pressure instruments for commercial HVAC/R and OEM customers, including those in the foodservice industry.
Fans attending Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games at PPG Paints Arena can now purchase food and drink items from their phones and pickup their orders via food locker systems. Contract feeder Aramark rolled out the self-service concept in late February in PPG Paints Arena.
Kevin Johnson will retire from his post as Starbucks president and CEO effective April 4, 2022. Former Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz will serve as CEO until the Seattle-based coffee giant finds a replacement. Starbucks began working on a CEO succession plan in 2021 and anticipates having a new CEO in place by the fall of 2022, per a company release.
Mary Sauer was introduced as vision design coordinator for LTI, Inc., a manufacturer of modular and custom serving counters, fabrication and serving technologies.
Singer Equipment has acquired Kittredge Equipment Company, an Agawam, Mass.-based dealer that has been owned by the Webber family for more than 100 years. As a result of the deal, Kittredge is now part of a newly formed division within Singer and will go to market as Singer Kittredge.
Domino's Pizza promoted Joe Jordan to president, U.S. and global services and Art D'Elia to executive vice president – international, effective May 1, 2022. Jordan and D’Elia will assume their new roles at the same time Russell Weiner takes over as Domino’s CEO.