Tuesday, October 06, 2015   


Jordan-Based Eat Plans 25-Unit Regional Expansion
April’s opening of a flagship store for Azkadenya in Dubai marks the first step in an aggressive regional expansion drive by Jordan’s Eat Restaurant Group. The new Azkadenya outlet, located in a shopping mall in the city’s... »

Nando’s Peri-Peri Spreads Its Wings
Nando’s Peri-Peri, the South African-Portuguese restaurant chain, has hatched its first major expansion since moving to the U.S. seven years ago. Nando’s has opened two of three units planned for Chicago. The chain, which... »

QSRs Establish Footprint In Myanmar
Five years after Myanmar’s military government opened the country to the world, at least two QSR chains have set up business there. In April 2013, South Korean burger chain Lotteria opened in Yangon, the country’s most... »

Yo! Sushi Readies Stateside Expansion
Is the U.S. primed for fast-casual sushi? London-based Yo! Sushi thinks so and is counting on filling the need for fast-casual sushi that other chains have missed. The 87-unit chain is in the early stages of expanding its... »


Thai Energy Firm Dives Into Fried-Chicken Business
With crude-oil prices continuing to weaken, Thailand’s largest energy firm is diversifying and diving into the American QSR business. PTT Plc. has signed a franchise deal with U.S.-based Texas Chicken. PTT plans to invest 1.5... »

Dubai’s Marka Acquires Chain And Readies Expansion
In May, in one of the largest-ever acquisitions in the UAE of a home-grown foodservice brand, Dubai-based Marka Holding bought restaurant chain Reem Al Bawadi for approximately AED315 million (US$86 million). Marka, which... »

South Africa’s Famous Brands Buys 51% Of Local Chain
Last month, South Africa’s biggest franchise group, Famous Brands, acquired a controlling interest in Retail Group, its licensee in Botswana. Established in 2000, Retail Group comprises 19 company-owned restaurants and manages... »

Global Management Moves:
Alto-Shaam has made changes to its global leadership team, promoting Mark Kreple, Senior V.P.-International Sales, to a consulting role at the Wisconsin firm after 11 years leading the development and management of Alto-Shaam’s... »

Middleby Acquires Chinese Induction-Equipment Maker
The Middleby Corp. has expanded globally again, acquiring the assets of Induc Commercial Electronics, a Qingdoa, China, manufacturer of commercial induction-cooking equipment. Induc, an established brand in China with a... »


How Does Europe’s Foodservice Market Compare To The U.S.?
We’ve known for a long time that the foodservice market in the Europe is significantly smaller than in the United States. New research from Peter Backman, principal at Horizons, the London-based research firm, details just how... »

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... »

Chain Traffic Falls In Most Major Global Foodservice Markets First Quarter
Foodservice chains, which helped drive the recovery from the global financial crisis, saw flat or negative traffic counts in the first quarter 2015 in most of the 11 major markets tracked by the NPD Group. On the positive side,... »


C-Tech: Talking About A Defrosting Revolution
C-Tech Innovation’s new RF Tabletop Defroster is poised to change the way operators manage stock and thaw products, reducing waste and increasing revenue. Currently, the catering industry uses expensive, bulky and slow cold water... »

Blending Made Quieter By Santos
Santos has launched a new version of its Brushless Blender. Model 62 keeps a juice bar, coffee house, hotel or QSR kitchen quiet with its new soundproof hood and vibration-proof jar mat. Most notable is its unique new brushless... »

Liebherr Offers A Cold, Well-Lit Display
Liebherr is focused on two new pieces of refrigerating and freezing equipment, the BKv 5040 and BG 5040. These products, designed especially for use in bakeries, are distinguished by high-quality refrigeration components,... »


September Brings HOSFAIR Guangdong 2015
It makes sense that the most populous country in the world also is host to the largest hospitality supplies fair in the world. HOSFAIR, the 13th China (Guangdong) Int’l. Hospitality Supplies Fair, will be held Sept. 10-12 in the... »

Equipotel 2015 In São Paulo Offers 160+ Hours Of Programming
Equipotel 2015 is more than just a products and service expo. Latin America’s biggest hospitality show, Sept. 14-17 in São Paulo, Brazil, offers a wide range of content, including workshops, presentations and... »

Milan Readies For HOST 2015
It won’t be only the meters of exhibition space filled with catering and foodservice equipment and supplies that beckon buyers and operators to HOST 2015 in Milan. The 39th edition of the biennial show is Oct. 23-27 at Fiera... »


Global Exhibition Calendar
There are dozens of foodservice shows in the next few months. In addition to those we detailed above, following are some of the biggest global shows coming up. Click here to access the year’s complete Global... »


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