Alto-Shaam made a series of changes to its commercial team.
Multiconcept operator WOWorks created two chief brand officer positions to oversee its two groups of six restaurant brands, as well as handle the day-to-day operations for these concepts. Two company veterans were appointed to fulfill these roles.
Gwen Bialas was promoted to president of foodservice equipment lines Carter-Hoffmann, Doyon and Nu-Vu, all of which are a part of the Middleby Corp.
Aaron Bremer has rejoined Thermodyne Foodservice Products as national sales representative and corporate chef. He previously served as Thermodyne’s corporate chef from 2017 to 2021.
Polar King Mobile named Dominic Tippmann as national sales representative.
BradyIFS has acquired Camden Bag and Paper Company, a distributor of foodservice and janitorial and sanitation products serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Culinary Depot continued its expansion in the Southeastern U.S. with the acquisition of Restaurant Warehouse, a Florida-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer with three locations. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Panera Bread opened its first unit dedicated solely to off-premises customers. Known as Panera To Go, this digital-only location features a reduced front of the house with no seating; guests and delivery drivers can pick up orders from dedicated shelves.
Private-equity firm Source Capital has acquired Kitchen Brains, a designer and manufacturer of fully integrated smart cooking computers, electronic controls and software solutions for commercial foodservice operations. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.