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.

An Inside Look at Aster Hall

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Take a step inside Aster Hall, a modern food hall concept developed by acclaimed restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff and his team at Hogsalt, and the design of the space immediately sets the tone for a gathering space. FE&S had a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, which opened in November 2018, during sister publication restaurant development + design’s Tour the Design Trends event June 10.

Edward Don & Company Adds to its Operations and Sales Leadership

Edward Don & Company hired Mike Bartoszek to serve as vice president of operations and Ryan Higgins to serve as regional sales manager for the Woodridge, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Mike Bartoszek eddonMike BartoszekIn his new position, Bartoszek becomes responsible for overseeing all of Edward Don & Company’s transportation and distribution centers across the United States. Prior to joining Edward Don & Company, he served for nearly seven years as the operations group leader for American Hotel Register Company. Bartoszek also spent 15 years with Lawson Products, another Chicago-based distributor.

Ryan Higgins DON head shotRyan HigginsIn his new position, Higgins becomes responsible for managing sales teams and driving new business opportunities for the California and west coast region. Prior to joining Edward Don & Company, he served as vice president of sales for LaBottega, a provider of amenities, cosmetics and textiles to the luxury lodging industry. Higgins also spent 15 years at American Hotel Register, where he began as a territory manager and worked his way up to director of sales.