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Meiko Appointment Enhances Sales And Customer Service - 08/22/2012

Meiko Inc., enjoying what it calls a boom sales year, is beefing up its customer-service department. The Nashville, Tenn., company has added Danielle Mason as its sales and customer-service operations manager for the U.S. and... »

Gaylord Promotes Lukens To Top Sales Post - 08/15/2012

Gaylord Industries has made three appointments to its sales and service department. Leading off is the promotion of Bruce Lukens to director of sales and marketing; he’ll guide the sales, sales engineering and marketing... »

In Memoriam: Robin Crispin - 08/15/2012

Robin Crispin, who spent a lifetime in the E&S industry, passed away Aug. 6 at the age of 79. He recently retired from Best Restaurant Equipment & Design Co. Crispin grew up to serve as president and owner of his... »

In Memoriam: Service Ideas’ Patrick Murray - 08/15/2012

Patrick Murray, the second-generation owner of Service Ideas, died of cancer July 30. He was 72. The Woodbury, Minn., manufacturer of beverage servers and tabletop products was founded by his father, Art, in 1946. Patrick... »

FEDA Extends Profit Survey Deadline To Aug. 17 - 08/15/2012

The deadline for the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association’s 2012 Profit Survey has been extended by two weeks. Questionnaires are now due by this Friday, Aug. 17; dealers can find the forms in the Members Only section... »

Remembering Pat Murray - 08/15/2012

We lost a good friend a couple of weeks ago. Pat Murray was the second great patriarch of the Murray family to earn a living from foodservice and to pass that legacy on to his children. His father, Art, started a restaurant in... »

Two Potential CFSP Overviews Want To Fill Seats - 08/15/2012

Need to attend a CFSP refresher or to sit for your Certified Foodservice Professional exam? Two opportunities are pending. Oct. 16-17: CenterPoint Energy in Minneapolis is planning to host a CFSP overview and exam, but needs to... »

First ServSafe Scholarship Issued By FEDA - 08/15/2012

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association Education Foundation has named Andrew Martinez of FEDA member firm Burkett Restaurant Equipment as the first recipient of its ServSafe scholarship. Martinez earned his ServSafe... »

Applebee’s Nears Goal Of Being Fully Franchised Operation - 08/08/2012

The shift to an all-franchise model is nearly complete. DineEquity has sold another 65 of its Applebee's restaurants for $61 million, one of its final steps in converting the chain to a franchised operation. With the sale of the... »

Denny’s To Roll Out 50 Units In China - 08/08/2012

It’s a grand slam of a different sort. Denny’s Corp., which already flies its flag in 10 countries, will be opening in China next year. In what it calls its largest-ever international agreement, the Spartanburg, S.C., chain has... »

Equipment And Supplies Price Increases Remain Moderate, Says AutoQuotes - 08/08/2012

Equipment and supplies manufacturers are not raising prices very much, according to the latest data from AutoQuotes Inc., presented at Foodservice Equipment Reports annual E&S Market Forecast President’s Preview July 24. List... »

In Memoriam: Service Ideas’ Patrick Murray - 08/08/2012

Patrick Murray, the second-generation owner of Service Ideas, died of cancer July 30. He was 72. The Woodbury, Minn., manufacturer of beverage servers and tabletop products was founded by his father, Art, in 1946. Patrick... »

Food Service Technology Center Marks 25th Year With Anniversary Seminar - 08/08/2012

More than 200 friends and colleagues, including manufacturers, operators, consultants and media reps, gathered at the Marriott in San Ramon, Calif., Aug. 1-3 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pacific Gas & Electric’s Food... »

Hallett To Head Manitowoc’s Global Yum! Accounts - 08/08/2012

Manitowoc Foodservice has promoted Bill Hallett to vice president of Global Accounts-Yum! Hallett, a 20-year veteran of foodservice chain business development, will manage the corporate and global relationship aspects of the Yum!... »

Aladdin Temp-Rite Appoints New Sales & Marketing V.P. - 08/08/2012

Carl Mulder has been appointed by Aladdin Temp-Rite as v.p.-sales and marketing. He will manage the direct sales team, national accounts, customer service as well as marketing communications. Mulder will report to Marty... »

C-Stores Applaud New Menu-Labeling Legislation - 08/08/2012

The c-store industry is hailing bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives July 24, which operators say provides the necessary flexibility in menu labeling and a fuller understanding of c-store... »

Operators Added Total Units In Past Year, NPD Reports - 08/08/2012

Foodservice operators opened 2,872 net new units in the year ending March 31, as even independent operators saw a net increase in locations. The data from The NPD Group, apparently signals the end of the Great Foodservice... »

NRA Performance Index Holds Steady In June - 08/08/2012

Like most Americans, the drumbeat of negative economic and political news is having an effect on operators’ outlook for the rest of the year and into 2013. An improvement in current conditions offset a drop in expectations in... »

July Jobs Numbers Better Than Expected; Consumer Confidence Measures Mixed - 08/08/2012

The U.S. economy generated 163,000 net non-farm payroll jobs in July, while the unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged at 8.3%, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Aug. 3. The job gains were higher than... »

Manitowoc Announces Zero-Percent Financing Program - 08/08/2012

Operators offer value meals and discount menus to their customers. Now, through the end of the year, dealers can offer some cost savings to the operators. Manitowoc Foodservice is offering a zero-percent financing program for 24... »

San Diego Food Trucks Have To Make The Grade - 08/08/2012

It’s back to school for food trucks in San Diego. The county’s 60-year-old restaurant letter-grading program is being expanded to about 550 mobile food facilities, encompassing 250 hot-food trucks and 300 carts that serve items... »

Two E&S Dealers Expand Through Acquisition: - 08/08/2012

Tundra Restaurant Supply of Boulder, Colo., has acquired Superior Commercial Kitchens, a neighboring design firm specializing in restaurants and healthcare facilities. The move will allow Tundra to further expand its suite of... »

ServSafe Achieves Its Five Millionth Certification - 08/08/2012

The National Restaurant Association announced in July that it has issued five million ServSafe certifications. The nearly 40-year-old program is the No. 1 food-safety training program for foodservice... »

Despite Uncertainties, FER Forecasts 2.5% E&S Market Real Growth In `13 - 08/01/2012

“Sure, it’s an economic and political environment fraught with uncertainties,” Foodservice Equipment Reports Publisher Robin Ashton told attendees at the magazine’s annual E&S Market Forecast President’s Preview meeting, held... »

H. Weiss Equipment Acquires Certain BRC Assets - 08/01/2012

In a transaction effective immediately, H. Weiss Equipment Corp., a half-century-old dealership based in Armonk, N.Y., has inked an agreement with BRC Commercial Kitchens Corp. to acquire certain BRC assets and to hire key... »

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