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.

Saladworks Names New CEO

Restaurant industry veteran Kelly Roddy has been named CEO of Pennsylvania-based Saladworks.

Chefs’ Toys Opens Eighth California Location

Chefs’ Toys opened a new warehouse store in San Marcos, Calif., August 23. That makes the eighth retail location for the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer; all stores operate in the southern California market.

Leadership Changes at Smashburger

Carl Bachmann was named the new president of fast-casual burger chain Smashburger as part of several leadership changes announced by Jollibee Foods Corp., which acquired the fast-casual burger chain last year. Bachmann was formerly the chief operating officer for Smashburger.

CFS Brands Acquires Cepillos El Castor

CFS Brands has expanded its global presence with the acquisition of Cepillos El Castor, a manufacturer of cleaning brushes and color-coded products in Mexico and Latin America.

Horizon Bradco Names Mike Jewett President, CEO

Horizon Bradco appointed Mike Jewett as president and CEO for the commercial food equipment and service company based in Schenectady, N.Y.

Rep Roundup for August 2019

Easyflex, Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake and Sapphire Manufacturing are among the companies with updates to their rep networks.

Crown Brands to Distribute MCIC’s Tabletop Lines

Crown Brands will become the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of MCIC’s line of dinnerware and glassware in the United States thanks to a licensing agreement that takes effect Sept. 1, 2019. This agreement includes MCIC’s Lucaris line of crystal stemware.

The Passing of Robert Lee Boswell

Industry veteran Robert Lee “Bob” Boswell passed August 4th. He was 84 years old.