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.

Food Halls Revisited

These upgraded food court-style formats provide operators with a low barrier to entry, which may be the saving grace of concepts in a post-pandemic foodservice environment, even if communal dining trends fade.

Emerging Chains

Even a pandemic such as COVID-19 can’t completely take away emerging chains’ appetite for growth. Moving forward, though, these multiunit operators will continue to adjust their designs and equipment packages to deliver brand-defining experiences  for customers, whether they choose to dine on- or off-premises.

Master-Bilt Manufacturing Heading to Wisconsin

Refrigerated Solutions Group plans to close its New Albany, Miss., manufacturing plant where the company makes its Master-Bilt line of refrigeration products. The company will consolidate product manufacturing of both its Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake lines in its Hudson, Wis., plant by Oct. 31, 2020.

Nau Named Nieco President

Jaime Nau was promoted to president of Nieco Corporation, a Windsor, Calif.-based manufacturer of broilers for commercial kitchen cooking.

Griffith Joins Marra Forni

Oven manufacturer Marra Forni turned to foodservice equipment industry veteran Todd Griffith to become the company’s vice president of marketing and sales.