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Alto-Shaam Adds New Corporate Chef

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Alto-Shaam has named a new corporate chef in industry veteran Gerard Strong.

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Biggest Impact From Omicron Expected To Be on Staffing

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Fitch Ratings expects the omicron variant to impact labor above all as the industry continues to grapple with staffing challenges.

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December Restaurant Sales Surpass 2019 Levels

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While December sales eclipsed 2019 levels, the month saw a steep decline in traffic and the biggest average check growth rate in over a decade.

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Dine Brands Brings IHOP to the Caribbean

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Dine Brands Int’l. signed its first franchise deal in the Caribbean and will bring 17 IHOP locations to the islands.

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Rational Partners With Premier Foodservice Solutions

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Rational has selected Premier Foodservice Solutions to serve as an exclusive, independent manufacturers’ representative in MAFSI Region 6.

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Starbucks To Nearly Double Its Spend With Diverse Suppliers By 2030

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Starbucks is further investing in efforts to advance racial and social equity by nearly doubling its spend with diverse suppliers by 2030.

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Rational U.K. Promotes Two to Senior Leadership Team

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Colin Parry was promoted to the newly created role of national sales director, while Ian Leadbetter was promoted to national corporate chef.

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Middleby Taps New President for Pitco Frialator

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The Middleby Corp. has promoted Karl Searl from general manager of Pitco Frialator to president of the company.

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TGI Fridays Creates To-Go-Focused Concept Fridays on the Fly

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The 2,500-sq.-ft. Fridays on the Fly will cater to delivery and to-go customers and comes as the brand’s off-premise sales have tripled since the pandemic.

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Checkers and Rally’s To Put AI Tech in the Drive-Thru

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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants is taking its drive-thrus to the next level as it plans to deploy AI-based voice ordering at all corporate-owned drive-thru locations.

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Mobile Fixture’s Senior Management Team Acquires the Dealership

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Four of Mobile Fixture’s executives have acquired the company from longtime owner Walne Donald Jr., keeping the Alabama-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership an employee-owned company.

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Globe Names Director of Marketing, Product Strategy

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Globe Food Equipment Co. has promoted Jenni Bair to director of marketing and product development.

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