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.

Wyatt Becomes Boston Market CEO

Boston Market promoted Eric Wyatt to chief executive officer. He replaces Frances Allen, who is leaving the restaurant chain to pursue a new venture, per a company release.

Grill Station Grit

No matter the foodservice operation, it’s a sure bet that the grill station serves as heart of the kitchen. More often than not, this area encompasses the culinary team using charbroilers and flattop griddles in tandem to prepare a majority of menu items.

Trend: West African Cuisine

As ethnic fare continues on a strong trajectory, the popularity of West African cuisine across the U.S. grows. The National Restaurant Association placed West African cuisine/flavors second in its global flavors ranking in its What’s Hot 2019 culinary forecast. These foods appeal to those seeking traditional dishes of the region made with authentic, spicy and healthy ingredients, some more familiar than others.

Eatertainment Venues Step Up Food and Drink

How about some ginger pork dumplings or Korean short rib baos with your dart game? Table tennis and grilled chicken thigh kebabs, anyone? Or maybe it’s some wine and pasta while viewing the latest blockbuster — or a local craft beer and smoked brisket sandwich at the ballgame?

Vulcan Adds Consultant Services Role

Dan Montgomery was appointed to the newly created position of senior manager for consultant services for Vulcan Cooking, North America.

Zoomba Group Adds Digital Media Editor

Samantha Slocum joins editorial team, creating original content for Zoomba Group’s digital and social media platforms.