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FHA-HoReCa Returns in October

Asia’s biennial trade show FHA-HoReCa is back and ready to showcase the latest foodservice and hospitality equipment, products and more on Oct. 25-28 in Singapore.

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Mary Brown’s Chicken and Fat Bastard Burrito Co. Combine in Canada-based Merger

Under the agreement, MB Int’l. Brands’ Mary Brown’s Chicken will combine with Fat Bastard Burrito Co., offering customers an expanded menu.

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Rational To Withdraw From Russia

The manufacturer announced it will begin a controlled exit from Russia in light of the economic and political developments resulting from the Russian war in Ukraine.

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Pending Ali Group, Welbilt Merger Raises Competition Concerns

The CMA says there are "reasonable grounds" that the solution offered by the manufacturers—the sale of Manitowoc Ice—might be accepted.

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Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill Gets New Owner

Foodtastic, a franchisor of multiple restaurant concepts in Canada, has acquired a majority interest in the sports-themed chain Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill.

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In Memoriam: Former LF CEO Passes Away

Vittorio Ricci worked for LF, a European distributor of spare parts for professional kitchens, coffee machines and bar equipment, from 1982 to 2018.

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Another Massive Chain Pulls Out of Russia

Starbucks is the latest chain to announce it’s exiting Russia and will no longer have a brand presence in the country.

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McDonald’s Finds Buyer for Restaurants in Russia

McDonald’s has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with existing licensee Alexander Govor to acquire McDonald’s entire restaurant portfolio in Russia under a new brand.

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Alto-Shaam Taps New Sales Manager in the Middle East

Alto-Shaam is strengthening its presence in the Middle East with the hiring of Christopher Ball to fill the newly created role of sales manager for the region.

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McDonald’s Is Leaving Russia

After more than 30 years in Russia, the chain is pursuing the sale of its entire portfolio to a local buyer.

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