Roark Capital Group To Acquire CKE Restaurants
Roark Capital Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in CKE Inc. Senior management at the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains will retain a minority stake. Currently, CKE is... »
Register Now For MUFES 2014 And Get A Peek At The Future Of E&S
Today is the day. Register now for the Early Bird Discount for MUFES 2014, the foodservice equipment and supplies industry’s most incisive look at future trends and technological changes and how they will affect operators.FER... »
McD’s Plans 1,000 Revamps And A Third Drive-Through Window
McDonald’s Corp. has told investors that it plans to spend $3 billion opening as many as 1,600 new restaurants in the next year while revamping 1,000 locations.
Also on deck for new and rebuilt restaurants, the world’s biggest... »
KI Awards Entries Due By December 6
Just a week remains for foodservice equipment manufacturers to submit entries for the 2014 Kitchen Innovations Awards. Award applications for the decade-old awards program are accepted through Dec. 6 by the National Restaurant... »
ITW-FEG Names Business Development Manager For Chain & Retail Division
ITW Food Equipment Group has named Richard Manson as business development manager for its Cooking-Chain and Retail Division. He’ll be responsible for business development and supporting growth initiatives for the fryer and... »
In Memoriam: Lew Burns
Lewis Burns, whose career with Dover Corp. spanned more than 40 years, died Nov. 17. He was 75. Burns joined the Downers Grove, Ill., company as a staff accountant and served as president and CEO of Dover Industries. He retired... »
Yum! Brands Realigns Business Divisions to Propel Global Growth
Yum! Brands, parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is reorganizing its business into separate reporting divisions by brand, with China and India remaining as individual divisions.
On Jan. 1, 2014, Yum!’s three major restaurant... »
Eating- And Drinking-Place Sales Hit New Record In October
The partial shutdown of the federal government and the debt-ceiling standoff apparently had little impact on restaurant sales. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau, eating- and drinking-place sales hit a... »
Taylor Precision Products Acquires Barware Company
Taylor Precision Products, the Chicago-based company maker of thermometers, timer and scales, has added Metrokane Inc., a maker of barware and wine accessories, to its brand portfolio.
Metrokane, which manufactures wine... »
Macro Forecasts Hold Steady, Gas Prices Rise, Consumer Sentiment Falls
Among other economic recent data pertinent to foodservice and foodservice equipment and supplies:
Blue Chip Economic Indicators consensus forecasts, released late this month because of the delay in government data, showed little... »
QSCC, Wendy’s Honor Metro
Metro was one of eleven companies honored by Quality Supply Chain Co-op, the independent purchasing cooperative for restaurants owned by The Wendy’s Co. and its franchisees, at the 2013 Wendy’s Convention in Las Vegas.
New FDA Food Code Updates And Clarifies Food Safety Rules
Take note: The Food and Drug Administration has released its 2013 Food Code, which provides updated guidance for states and localities on regulating food safety and sanitation in restaurants and other retail businesses.
NRA Previews Expanded Zero Waste Zones
The National Restaurant Association re-introduced an expanded Zero Waste Zones program in Atlanta on Oct. 23. The program, acquired by the NRA last year, is aimed at helping the city’s restaurateurs, foodservice businesses and... »
Streamlining In Seattle
A member of the Seattle City Council is pushing regulatory reform to facilitate a restaurant opening. Complaints from the local small-business community about the necessity of going to multiple departments at the city, county and... »
Wholesale Food Prices Rise Again While Menu Prices Rise Slightly
Food prices at the wholesale level rose for the fifth month in the last six, according to October data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. The combined wholesale increase, as computed by the National... »
Dunkin' Brands Expands Roles of U.S. Chiefs To Include International Regions
The global donut market is about to get a little more attention from Dunkin’ Donuts.
Dunkin' Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is expanding the roles of Paul Twohig, president-Dunkin' Donuts... »
Middleby Expands In India: Acquires Celfrost, Names New Group President
The Middleby Corp. has acquired the commercial refrigeration and foodservice products business of Celfrost Innovations Pvt. Ltd., a Gurgaon, India-based firm with $20 million in annual sales. The Celfrost business was acquired by... »
Pizza Hut UK Revamps Its Look
Pizza Hut UK is spending £60 million on refurbishing its restaurants in a bid to return to profitability. More than 80 outlets will undergo refurbishment in 2014.
Private equity group Rutland Partners acquired the restaurant... »
Denny's New Chile Unit Marks Chain's South American Debut
The Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast is now being served in Chile, which has become the 11th country to welcome a Denny’s restaurant. The Santiago store is the nearly 1,700-unit chain’s first foray into South America. Local partner... »
Hotelex Set For Spring In Shanghai
Globetrotting E&S professionals who make the trek to Hotelex Shanghai, March 31-April 3, will find more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world set up for business at the Shanghai New Int’l. Expo Centre.
Last year’s... »
Host 2013 Reports Impressive Attendance And Growth
Milan was buzzing with foodservice professionals who flocked to the five-day Host 2013 last month. The biennial show, held at the fieramilano pavilions October 18-22, is a must-see for an overview of excellent foodservice... »
O3 Cleans An Operation's H2O
Franke’s EcO3Ice is an eco-friendly, “green” device that generates a small amount of activated oxygen (dissolved ozone: O3) using only water. It safely sanitizes the water lines, evaporators, dispensers, storage bins, scoops and... »
Sterilization As Powerful As The Sun
The Edlund Co.'s Helios KSUV-18 Knife Sterilizer Cabinet utilizes ultraviolet light to provide superior sterilization compared to other knife sanitizing methods. The exclusive non-filtering clear slotted knife holder and special... »
Savings As Simple As 1-2-3 With 1814
Frymaster 1814 Fryers (gas and electric) offer a trio of savings: oil, energy, and space. The 1814 gas fryers have a Thermo-Tube heat transfer system which uses 6-in. vs. 4-in. tubes to provide superior heat-to-oil transfer and... »
FSW Extends Market Reach With Purchase Of Loubat
Denver-based FoodserviceWarehouse.com, also known as FSW, has purchased the assets of Loubat Food Service Equipment Co.
Loubat began serving restaurants in New Orleans more than 137 years ago and over the years has grown into a... »
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