TriMark Adds Supply Chain Chief, Shuffles United East Leadership

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As United East President Scott McDaniel departs, John Pawlowski’s role expands.

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First Patio Heaters, Now Propane?

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Some restaurants are reporting difficulty finding a steady supply of gas to power heaters for outdoor dining.

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Long John Silver's CEO Blain Shortreed

Long John Silver’s Reels in New CEO

By FER Staff

Shortreed, who joined as COO in 2019, has store remodels and investments in speed and accuracy on his plate in 2021.

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Kevin Johnson CEO Starbucks at Tryer Innovation Center

How Starbucks Is Lending Operational Expertise to the Vaccine Rollout

By FER Staff

A mock vaccine site in the chain’s innovation center aims to remove bottlenecks.

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Portrait of Gwen Bialas of Middleby

Middleby Appoints New GM for Trio of Brands

By FER Staff

Coming from past roles at McDonald’s and Marmon Group, Gwen Bialas brings a knowledge base in IT, data analytics and technology-smart systems.

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Portrait of Ali Group Founder Luciano Berti

Industry Mourns Ali Group Founder Luciano Berti

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The industry veteran passed away peacefully on Monday, one week shy of his 90th birthday.

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In Memoriam: Steve Paen, Florida Agents’ First Hire, Passes

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A longtime member of MAFSI, Paen’s work was focused in the Southeast area of Florida.

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Bobby Hui of IFG

IFG Adds Director of Operations

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Hui brings knowledge of lean logistics, modern procurement practices and more from his time in the aerospace industry.

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Tech-24 Acquires AIS and Eichenauer Services

By FER Staff

The deals expand Tech-24’s geographic reach and market share. The maintenance and service provider also seated a new CEO and CFO.

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Joe Carlson of Lakeside Manufacturing

Lakeside Manufacturing’s Carlson Announces Retirement

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The former NAFEM president will remain on in a limited advisory role beginning Feb. 1.

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Chrane Test Kitchen in Dallas Fort Worth

3 Equipment Makers Kick Off New Year With New Reps

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Alto-Shaam, FWE and Marra Forni extend reach in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida.

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National Restaurant Association Sees Streamlined Menus, Alcohol To-Go Among Trends for 2021

By FER Staff

The pandemic has accelerated many trends the industry already was seeing.

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