Ukraine Welcomes World's Largest KFC Drive-Through
It’s not only the chain’s flagship store, but KFC says its new outlet in Ukraine also is the world’s largest KFC drive-through restaurant.
The 5,575-sq.-ft. store, at the National Railway Station in Kiev, features a double... »
Save The Date For NAFEM's 2014 Annual Meeting
Next year is an off year for The NAFEM Show. As always in non-show years, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers will instead host its Annual Meeting & Management Workshop. Registration opened last... »
Mooyah Moves Into The Middle East
Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes' grand opening in Dubai last month leads off the Dallas chain’s big plans for the Middle East. The “better-burger” concept has targeted Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar as key development areas;... »
Johnson-Lancaster Expands to New Corporate Facility
Johnson-Lancaster and Associates has relocated its corporate headquarters to 13031 U.S. Hwy. 19N, Clearwater, FL 33764. Johnson-Lancaster’s contact information, including phone, fax and email has not changed.
The move to the... »
Personnel Shifts At Champion And Ali
Some new titles for four employees at Champion Industries: Anthony Patella has assumed the post of regional sales manager-South and Nathan Marshall now has the title of product manager. Patella previously held the position of... »
Homer Laughlin Welcomes Back Drake To Head Western Regional Sales
Mary Ellen Drake has returned to the Homer Laughlin China Co. as the Newell, W.Va., firm’s western regional sales manager. Drake had served in the same capacity from 1993-2005, when she left to become a tabletop brand manager at... »
Playing With My Friends
I got up very early today to write my FER Dealer Report editorial, because I have to catch a plane this morning from Chicago to Birmingham, Ala., on my way to West Point, Miss. I fully intended to discuss the slow revival of the... »
Middleby Marshall Marks 125 Years Of Oven Manufacturing
Middleby Marshall is celebrating a landmark year in the foodservice E&S business: 125 years as an oven manufacturer. Among the honors the company has received on its anniversary is an honorary street sign, “Middleby Way,”... »
Applications Now Being Accepted For 2014 Kitchen Innovations Awards
Fall isn’t just time for college applications, it’s time for foodservice equipment manufacturers to apply for the 2014 Kitchen Innovations Awards. Award applications are accepted through Dec. 6 by the National Restaurant... »
Will Strong 2Q E&S Sales Lead To 2013 FER Forecast Revision?
As we reported two weeks ago in FER Fortnightly, sales of equipment and supplies surged in the second quarter of this year, catching us very much by surprise. The MAFSI Barometer, a reflection of manufacturers’ rep sales trends,... »
Equity Firms Buy Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
A group of private-equity investors, including firms from Taiwan and South Korea, has acquired Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Terms were not disclosed for the transaction, which was completed Sept. 12.The... »
CaliBurger Grows Its Base In China
The California-style burger chain that isn’t based in California continues its global expansion. Shanghai-based CaliBurger has signed a franchise deal with shopping mall operator Dashang Group to open 50 CaliBurger and Cali... »
Russia To Get Glazed With Krispy Kreme Stores
The Winston-Salem, N.C., chain has partnered with LLC Doughnuts Café to bring its baked goods to Moscow. The Russian operator opened the first of 40 planned Krispy Kreme stores last month in the heavily trafficked area behind Red... »
New Leaders Take Their Seats On ANFP’s Board
New officers and directors have been installed on the board of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. The 2013-14 board, as elected by the membership, took office during ANFP’s recent National Leadership... »
NRA Show Offers 60% Savings With Early Bird Registration
Through Nov. 15, the National Restaurant Association is offering discount pricing for the NRA Show 2014, May 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Early-bird registrants can save 60% off the regular admission price. Registration... »
Del Taco Strengthens Leadership Team
Del Taco has made four executive appointments. Two company veterans have been promoted: John Druse, named as v.p.-design and construction, and Mike Lucero, appointed v.p.-franchise development and real estate. Eric Grundmeier... »
The Balance Of Power Between Limited And Full Service Shifts Yet Again
Our good friend Scott Hume ran a very interesting item in the Sept. 5 issue of his Burger Business e-newsletter. He reported that customer satisfaction with limited-service restaurants in the United Kingdom reached parity for the... »
California Raises Minimum Wage
In a move strongly opposed by the California Restaurant Association and other business lobbying groups, California lawmakers have approved an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour by 2016.
The bill was... »
Oct. 1 Healthcare Deadline Nears, But Government Fines Are Not Looming
In what will likely come as a relief to many small businesses, employers will not face a penalty if they fail to inform their workers by Oct. 1 about changes under the 2010 healthcare law, the Obama administration said last... »
NRA Launches 14-Member Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council
The National Restaurant Association has named 14 members of the foodservice and allied industries, all sustainability experts in their own fields, to its Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council.
The council is part of the... »
Four-Month Steak ‘n Shake Saga Ends
Two Denver-area Steak `n Shake stores at the center of a menu-pricing battle between corporate headquarters and three franchisees seems to have concluded. The stores are now closed, but the Indianapolis chain plans to re-open... »
Wholesale Food Prices Drop Again, Menu Prices Up Slightly
Overall food prices at the wholesale level fell for the second month in a row, according the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index, released Sept. 13. While the index for so-called finished foods... »
Consumer Sentiment Falls, Retail Sales Growth Sluggish And Other Economic News Of Note
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary reading of consumer sentiment in September, released Sept. 13, fell to 76.8, the lowest reading since April. The final August Sentiment Index stood at 82.1, down... »
FER’s Complete 2014 E&S Forecast Available To Help With Your Budget And Strategic Planning
If you missed the President’s Preview last month, you can still purchase the entire forecast for $1,295. It includes eight PowerPoint decks covering data and analysis of macro-economic, operator and materials-price trends as they... »
ACP Names Aguirre As V.P. Sales-Americas
Michael Aguirre has joined Accelerated Commercial Products as vice president of sales-Americas. The industry veteran will report to Mary Nedved Potter, senior v.p.-sales and marketing, and lead ACP sales activities for North and... »
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