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Wyman Roberts will retire as chief executive officer and president of Brinker International and as president of Chili’s Grill & Bar effective June 5, 2022. Kevin Hochman will replace Roberts effective June 6, 2022. Hochman currently serves as president of KFC U.S., which is owned by Yum! Brands. Dyke Shipp, a KFC Division president, will assume direct management responsibility of KFC U.S. until a new president of KFC U.S. is named.

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.

The National Association of College & University Food Services named the gold, silver and bronze winners of its 2022 Loyal E. Horton Dining, Nutrition, and Sustainability Awards.

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

Joe Gillie was appointed vice president of operations for Famous Toastery, a 25-plus unit better breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain.

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.

Multiconcept operator WOWorks added two restaurant chains to the company’s portfolio through its acquisitions of Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina and Zoup! Eatery.

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

Fishman & Associates, a Florida-based equipment dealer, added three business development professionals to its roster: Matt Andrus, Justin Sells, and Jennifer Stott.

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

SEFA, dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, recognized the contributions of some of its member companies and suppliers through a series of annual awards.

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.

Five foodservice equipment manufacturers were among the more than 200 organizations and businesses honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its 2022 Energy Star Awards.

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.

Electrolux Professional plans to make a series of organizational changes that will take effect July 1 and impact its foodservice business both in the U.S. and abroad.

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

Nemco Food Equipment acquired Meister Cook, LLC, a Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based custom food equipment designer that has developed a range of proprietary solutions for large restaurant chains throughout North America, per a release.

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

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.