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Sweetgreen to Layoff 20% of Corporate Staff

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Company CEO says restructuring plan includes an emphasis on digital and streamlined menu.

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MarkeTeam Foodservice to Rep Thermo-Kool

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Freezer maker names new reps for the Pacific Northwest region.

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Burger King To Pilot a Recycled Packaging Test

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New York, Portland and Tokyo to be first to try new closed-loop system

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VNEXT Helps IFED Reach Record Numbers

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Virtual conferencing platform helps distributor association connect with participants.

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Qdoba Welcomes New Franchise Development Chief

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Peter Ortiz brings 30 years of experience to the role,.

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Wendy's announced the appointment of Kevin Vasconi as chief information officer, effective today. He will report to president and CEO Todd Penegor and serve on Wendy's senior leadership team. Prior to joining Wendy's, Vasconi served as executive vice president, chief information officer at Domino's Pizza, Inc. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2019 from digital channels, primarily online ordering and mobile applications. In the U.S. in 2019, Domino's generated over 65% of sales via digital channels. At Wendy's, Kevin will assume responsibility for all aspects of Wendy's global technology efforts, including Consumer-facing Digital, restaurant technology, enterprise architecture and technology, and information security. "Digital technology is a critical growth driver for Wendy's today and will be in the future," said President and CEO Todd Penegor. "Kevin Vasconi is an ideal leader to join our organization and help us advance to the next level. We are confident that his industry-leading experience will help to accelerate the growth we have already seen across technology channels in 2020, and he will lead a talented and well-resourced team focused on the substantial opportunities we see across the globe." "It's incredibly exciting to join The Wendy's Company in this next chapter of my career," said Vasconi. "The great potential for technology transformation at Wendy's, combined with the brand's 50-year heritage for quality and innovation tell me that the future is bright at Wendy's

Former Domino’s CIO Joins Wendy’s

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Burger chain says Kevin Vasconi will oversee restaurant technology, and consumer-facing digital tech.

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Rational Opens Large Distribution Facility Near L.A.

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New warehouse will allow it to reach West Coast customers in as little as one day, says oven maker.

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Energy Star To Provide Key Spec Updates

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Final version 3.0 for commercial dishwashers coming soon, plus induction cooktops under Energy Star consideration

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Former Burger King Honcho Joins BurgerFi

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Growing burger chain enlists industry veteran with long track record of franchise development

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New Leaders at Kitchen United

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Promotions announced at fast-growing ghost kitchen operation.

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