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.

Farmer Boys Adds VP of Operations

Farmer Boys appointed Dave Wetzel to serve as senior vice president of operations for the fast-casual restaurant chain. In this role, Wetzel becomes responsible for overseeing both company and franchise restaurant operations.

Winston Triggers Succession Plan

Shaun Tanner will assume the role of president and chief executive officer for Winston Industries, effective July 1, 2020. He will replace Valerie Shelton, who will retire in December 2020.

Black Bear Diner Succession Plan

Anita Adams was promoted from president to chief executive officer of Black Bear Diner. The family dining chain also hired Jeff Guido to serve as chief operating officer. Adams assumes the CEO role from Bruce Dean, Black Bear’s co-founder and CEO. Dean will now serve as executive chairman for the 25-year-old restaurant chain.

TriMark Names New CEO

TriMark USA, a Mansfield, Mass.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, named Marie Ffolkes to the role of CEO, effective Jan. 29. She will succeed Jerry Hyman, who will become chairman of the company and remain on the board of directors.

Rep Roundup for January 2020

BK Resources and Robot Coupe updated their rep networks, while rep firm Prima Marketing added to its team.

Henny Penny Promotes Maggard to President

Henny Penny promoted Steve Maggard to president of the Eaton, Ohio-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. In addition, Ryan Kutter was promoted from vice president of Global Customer Experience to senior vice president.