Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Focus Brands to Buy Jamba Juice

In a deal that will take a publicly traded foodservice concept private, Focus Brands Inc. will acquire Jamba Juice for $200 million in cash. Focus is owned by Roark Capital, a private equity firm that owns a variety of restaurant chains.

Healthcare Foodservice Trends

Retail, meal kits and wellness reign in healthcare foodservice.

Healthcare Frame of Mind: Q&A with industry veteran Dan Henroid, MS, RD, UCSF Health

Stiff competition. The need to raise revenues while lowering expenses. Provide quality, customizable menus. Integrate technology. Meet customer demands for speed of service. Healthcare foodservice has a list of challenges that measures a mile long and then some.

Micro-Hospital Foodservice

Photos courtesy of Hendricks Regional Health

The first hospital in Brownsburg, Ind., came with another first for the Hendricks Regional Health system as this site marks the system’s first micro site.

Grindmaster-Cecilware Promotes Stratton

Grindmaster-Cecilware promoted Kenny Stratton to serve as vice president of national accounts for the manufacturer of commercial beverage and cooking equipment.