Standex Announces Promotions and Hires
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group has promoted David Engel to Vice President-Marketing and Brand Development. He will be responsible for driving marketing and brand development initiatives for APW Wyott, Bakers Pride,... »
Franke Appoints Mason, McGarry To Sales Roles
Franke Foodservice Systems has added two sales executives to steer its products into general markets channels. The Smyrna, Tenn., manufacturer has appointed Danielle Mason as Senior Sales Executive supporting new products; she... »
NACUFS Honors Ali Group’s Rob Geile
Rob Geile, Vice President-Consultant Services for Ali Group North America, has received the Daryl Van Hook Industry Award from the National Association of College & University Food Services. The award is presented annually to... »
Fuddrucker’s Pairing With Luby’s Proves A Hit
The combo platter of side-by-side Luby’s Cafeterias and Fuddruckers continues to drive strategic growth for the Houston-based chain, with six co-brands now in operation. Four of seven Cheeseburger in Paradise units slated for... »
Golden Chick Spreads Its Wings
Dallas cannot hold back the home-state ambitions of Golden Chick. The fried-chicken chain, which has 147 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Georgia, is planning to develop more than 80 franchised QSR locations... »
Sushi Gets The Deep Freeze In NYC
In a move aimed at killing parasites, New York City’s sushi restaurants are now required to freeze raw fish before serving.
The new health-department regulations fall in line with U.S. Food and Drug Administration... »
…And $15 An Hour Is The New Normal
It appears official that New York’s quick-service workers soon will be earning a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The New York Fast Food Wage Board voted last month to phase in a tiered, $15 an hour minimum wage at restaurants with... »
Panera Store Upgrades Boost Sales
Panera Bread Co.’s redesigned stores are paying big dividends. Same-store sales at the St. Louis chain’s company-owned locations climbed 4.7% in the first 27 days of the third quarter, nearly doubling the 2.4% gain in the second... »
PG&E Food Service Announces Project Tech Advisors
Fisher-Nickel Inc. (Fishnick), the operator of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Food Service Technology Center, has announced a technical advisory committee for its “Demonstration of High-Efficiency Commercial Cooking Equipment... »
New Management At Browne & Co.
Peter and Michael Browne, the owners of Browne & Co., have inked a partnership agreement with Dennis Poon and Maggie Yau, welcoming them as the organization’s majority shareholders. Under this new management, the company... »
Diversified Foodservice Supply Adds D.S.I. Parts
Diversified Foodservice Supply has acquired D.S.I. Parts Inc., a distributor of foodservice parts and smallwares to national chain restaurants and their associated franchisees. Springboro, Ohio-based DSI joins other DFSI brands,... »
And Now For The Forecast
By the time you read this Wednesday, July 29, or later, we’ll have already presented our 2016 E&S market forecast at our annual President’s Preview meeting July 28. So what’s the bottom line?
We forecast another very good... »
In Memoriam: Dealer Leon Rees
Wilburn “Leon” Rees, former president of Tri City Equipment Co., passed away on July 15 at the age of 94. Orphaned at a young age, Rees came to Davenport, Iowa, as a teenager to live with and work for his uncle, the founder of... »
In Memoriam: Rep Jay McGonigle
Longtime MAFSI member, John “Jay” McGonigle, formerly of Boston-based The MPH Group, died July 18 in Wells, Maine.
His career as a manufacturer’s rep stretched back to the early 1970s and earned him a number of awards for... »
FEDA Readies Scholarships For CFSP, ServSafe
The FEDA Education Foundation is offering scholarships for the Certified Foodservice Professional and ServSafe certifications.
Dealer professionals who earn their CFSP or ServSafe certification in 2015 are eligible to apply for... »
In Memoriam: Dealer Bob Curtis
Robert (Bob) Curtis passed away July 6 at the age of 93 at his home in Eugene, Ore. He was the founder of Curtis Restaurant Equipment in Springfield, Ore.
Curtis’ career in the foodservice equipment and supplies business... »
EPA Unveils Refrigerant Phaseout Rules; Roundtable Set For July 29
Two weeks after announcing its decision on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons, the Environmental Protection Agency has published the new rules terminating the use of certain refrigerants commonly used in commercial refrigeration,... »
Last Chance For FER’s E&S Market Forecast Meeting
You have just about run out of time to register for Foodservice Equipment Reports’ annual President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
The annual... »
In Memoriam: Dick Campion
Russell Richmond “Dick” Campion, who served as president of three major E&S manufacturers and served as NAFEM president and on the association’s board of directors, died July 8 in Palm City, Fla. He was 84.
The Milwaukee... »
Technomic Boosts 2015 Forecast Of U.S. Operator Sales
After years of sluggish growth, the U.S. foodservice market has finally broken out of the doldrums. Strong jobs growth and the dramatic drop in energy prices in the second half of 2014 has helped push consumer confidence to... »
HX: The Hotel Experience Announces 2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Winners
A wine and tapas venue and a pop-up café reliant on sous vide won first and second place in this year’s edition of the HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants show’s (formerly the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant... »
Bruegger’s, Jamba Juice Begin Cobranding
A smoothie and a bagel with a schmear might be the hot new menu pairing.
Jamba Juice has teamed up with Bruegger’s Bagels to open the first of a planned nine co-branded units. The company-owned stores, bringing Bruegger’s... »
Heritage Buys Choquette CKS
In a move that expands its aftermarket service across the Canadian market, Heritage Food Service Group announced July 13 that it has acquired Choquette CKS of Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, for an undisclosed... »
Hestan Adds New V.P. Of Sales
Hestan Commercial has brought on board Basil Larkin as Vice President of Sales. Larkin joins the cooking equipment manufacturer from Craftsman Republic, where he served as chief sales officer. Earlier, he spent two years as vice... »
New England’s FCSI, MAFSI Chapters Host Fundraiser
The New England chapters of FCSI and MAFSI celebrated their 42nd annual golf outing and reception on June 1. The charitable event in Andover, Mass., welcomed 128 participants and 84 tee-sign sponsors, raising a total of $20,900... »
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