Tom Bené will resign from his post as president of the National Restaurant Association and CEO of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. A 30-year veteran of the food and beverage industry, Bené is returning to the beverage distribution sector, per an NRA release announcing this news.
Corey Burns was appointed director of after-sales services for Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group company.
While the restaurant industry continues to its climb back from the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, lots has changed in the past year and many of those changes have staying power – including how consumers use eating and drinking establishments, according to the National Restaurant Association’s mid-year update to its 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report.
Wingstop promoted Michael Skipworth to president and chief operating officer for the chicken wing-centric restaurant chain. He replaces Mahesh Sadarangani, who resigned after being recruited to become CEO of a private equity-backed company, per a release announcing the transition.
In a move that portends growth on a national scale, commercial kitchen ventilation manufacturer Halton has acquired Nelbud Service Group, a company that specializes in fire protection, kitchen exhaust cleaning, grease trap services, and hood system repair.
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice recognized the accomplishments and contributions of some of its members and vendor partners with a series of annual awards.
Tom Curtis has been appointed president of Burger King U.S. and Canada. Earlier this year Curtis joined Burger King as chief operating officer.
Krowne Metal Corporation hired Jon Rodriguez to serve as western regional sales manager. The New Jersey-based manufacturer also acquired a new facility in Wayne.
Component Hardware Group will open a new distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, effective Sept. 1, 2021. In addition, CHG plans to move its corporate headquarters to Matawan, N.J.