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.

Trends: Hyper-Local Food

Hyper-local food ranked No. 1 on the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot chef survey for 2017. It comes in many forms: from the smallest herb and microgreen gardens set up under grow lights in kitchens to space-saving and mobile vertical hydroponic systems to more expansive rooftop and outdoor gardens. Chefs will often use the produce they grow and harvest to supplement what they source from local, sustainable farms.

Taco Bueno’s Michael Roper Fills FE&S in on his “Undercover Boss” Experience

The president and CEO provides insight on the back of the house, food prep and kitchen detail.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery to Open in Chicago

Third U.S. location planned for 2019, with additional international locations in the hopper.


Gold Medal Products Names New VP of Engineering

Imperial Brown Names Bert Vice President of Sales and Marketing


Chain Development Report

A collection of recent restaurant openings from U.S. chains expanding internationally and domestically.


Relaunch Planned for Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana

Fiesta Restaurant Group announces renewal plan for its two fast-casual concepts.

Martin Named Chairman of Dudson

Private Equity Firm Invests in Torchy’s Tacos

Restaurant Mergers and Acquisitions: A Closer Look

Q&A with Anthony Valentino of Mergermarket, which tracks and analyzes M&A data.


Sandwich Spree Earns Rave Reviews