Friday, August 26, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


Bojangles' Expands Footprint
The fast-growing quick-service chicken chain has signed a development deal to expand outside its core markets in the Carolinas. Charlotte, N.C.-based Bojangles’ says Gautier, Miss.-based Angle Inc. would develop multiple units in... »

Chicken Salad Chick Keeps Focus On Southeast Growth
It’s a unique brand, calling itself the nation's only southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept. Since its founding in 2008, the Auburn, Ala., chain has grown to 57 locations across the Southeast. In July,... »

Damon Childers Named President Of Accurex
Industry veteran Damon Childers has taken the reins as President of Accurex/Greenheck, the Schofield, Wis., maker of kitchen ventilation systems. Childers joins Accurex after a 31-year career in the foodservice and retail sales... »

Scotsman Hires New VP Sales & Marketing
Scotsman Ice Systems has appointed Nick Mirkovich as its new Vice President-Sales and Marketing. Mirkovich, based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill., will be responsible for managing sales through... »

The Legacy Companies Acquires Legion Industries
The Legacy Companies has completed its acquisition of Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, Ga. The July 26 acquisition is the third that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company has made this year. In June, it bought out EdgeCraft;... »

McDonald’s To Bring Futuristic UK Look To US
Now that it’s found success with its next-generation “Experience of the Future” restaurant in parts of Europe, Canada, and Australia, McDonald’s plans to further expand the program in the United States. The company said in its... »

Chipotle Gets Into Burger Business
Chipotle Mexican Grill will enter the burger market this fall with a limited-menu concept called Tasty Made. The first location will open this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. The menu will include burgers, fries, and shakes. The Denver... »

Camacho Associates, Restaurant Design Service Merge
Two major foodservice consulting firms, Atlanta-based Camacho Associates and Restaurant Design Service, have joined together their organizations, aiming to create a stronger, more competitive company. The merger brings together... »

Industry Moves And Promotions:
Bettcher Industries has tapped Gregory Nolff as Area Sales Manager in the company’s Food Service Equipment Group.  In this position, Nolff is responsible for the sale of all Bettcher foodservice equipment to operators and... »


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