Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – January 1, 2018 Edition

Posted

Emerson Agrees to Acquire Cooper-Atkins Emerson has agreed to acquire Cooper-Atkins, a leading manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets. Cooper-Atkins is a longtime technology leader in foodservice markets with a comprehensive offering of temperature management and monitoring products for spot inspection and fixed… read more

Passage of San Francisco Meat Ordinance Worries Industry

Posted

Food industry stakeholders expressed disappointment and concern at the passage of an ordinance that requires large grocery stores to submit detailed reports regarding the use of antibiotics in livestock raised for meat and poultry products. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed Ordinance No. 170763 requiring grocers to report: the different purposes for which antibiotics… read more

Food Safety Net Services Opens Analytical Lab

Posted

Food Safety Net Services has opened an analytical laboratory in Atlanta for the food and consumables industry in the Southeast United States. The laboratory will conduct microbiological tests as well as allergen detection, wet chemistry and product evaluation for the food industry. The laboratory has a 50-seat theater for education classes and customer use. “We… read more

NYC Falafel Icon Mamoun’s Plans Five Chicago Restaurants

Posted

Mamoun’s, a Greenwich village icon that is embarking on ambitious national expansion plans, has announced that five new ranchised restaurants in Chicagoland are now part of that expansion, according to a news release on restaurantnews.com. There’s no word yet on locations or specific opening timeframes — representatives for the burgeoning chain have yet to respond to inquiries… read more

Sbarro Continues Growing Internationally

Posted

Sbarro, has made two significant international deals this year. One will bring 20 Sbarro restaurants to Argentina, and another calls for the opening of 15 locations of the brand’s fast casual concept  — Pizza Cucinova — in Japan, according to a company press release. Osaka-based development and commercial real estate company — Kadoya — will open the Japanese pizza locations,… read more

Chipotle Seeks a New CEO Who Can Restore Buzz for a Damaged Brand

Posted

That’s the question facing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. as the company searches for a new chief executive officer to replace Steve Ells, who said last month he will be stepping down. His successor will inherit a brand that’s been badly tarnished by a food-safety crisis, and will face intense pressure to mount a turnaround, which has… read more

Red Robin Promotes Dana Benfield to SVP, CMO

Posted

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. announced the promotion of Dana Benfield to the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Ms. Benfield will be responsible for overseeing Red Robin’s Brand Marketing and Guest Engagement teams, as well as leading the company’s Food & Beverage and Commercialization initiatives. Previously serving as Red Robin’s vice… read more

Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar to Close

Posted

Five rocky years since its arrival in tourist mecca Times Square, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, created by television rock star Guy Fieri will close. December 31 is the last day for the ill-received, yet still wildly popular restaurant that served as a touchstone for Fieri fans, employees at the restaurant have confirmed to Eater NY. Update: In a… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – December 15, 2017

Posted

Restaurants Have Become Increasingly Focused on Cutting Waste As restaurants become increasingly focused on cutting waste, many are taking innovative steps to meet their goals. Whether it’s completely feasible for restaurants and foodservice establishments to achieve zero-waste, however, remains questionable without changing key operational strategies. UK eatery Silo was recently celebrated for its commitment to zero… read more

Glassdoor’s top 100 also include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Darden

Posted

In-N-Out Burger outranks Facebook, Southwest Airlines and Apple as one of the best places in the world to work. The Irvine-based hamburger chain landed in No. 8 spot on the list of the 50 best places to work as ranked by job site Glassdoor and was the only fast-food restaurant that made the list. Google Inc…. read more