CFO Brian Jenkins is Taking Over the Top Role

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It’s the end of an era for Dave & Buster’s. Since going public in 2014, chief executive officer Stephen M. King and chief financial officer Brian Jenkins have been the face of the company for investors. One part of that management team, which doubled the entertainment-dining brand’s store count in the past 12 years, is… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – June 1, 2018 Edition

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Dear Loyal Followers: On Behalf of the American Recruiters Associates and me, we want to THANK all of those we had the pleasure of working with during the recently completed “Big Show”. We hope it exceeded your expectations and that you and your organizations received maximum benefit from attending. Preliminary summaries show that over 60,000… read more

Lines Continue to Blur Between Restaurants and Grocers

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A grocery store isn’t just a place to shop for packaged foods and produce anymore. And customers, particularly young ones, like it that way and want to see more foodservice at retail, according to Amanda Topper, associate director of foodservice research at market research firm Mintel. “In the past, you’d kind of seen this divide… read more

Casual Dining vs. Fast Casual: How do they Stack up?

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At the end of last year, we explored the future of fast casual and how, despite doom and gloom media coverage about the fast casual slump, things are looking optimistic for operators in the segment. Now we’re turning the spotlight to casual dining and how the segment is adapting to evolving consumer expectations. Outlook is positive… read more

Technology, Trends Redefining Future of Food Service

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Popping up across the country are “virtual restaurants,” kitchen-only operations where food is prepared for delivery. The trend underscores a shift in consumer dining patterns; they crave chef-prepared dishes but are losing interest in eating at restaurants, according to several speakers at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. “The basic definition of what constitutes… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter May 15, 2018 Edition

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Dear Loyal Followers:   Here it is a few days before the “Big Show” here in the Windy City and my American Recruiters Associates and I are looking forward to meeting many of you. For our clients, according to a recent CNN Money Report based on the latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics information, unemployment… read more

McDonald’s new Chicago Headquarters Features its Menus Around the World

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Globe-trotting fans of the Golden Arches may find some of their favorites in the new McDonald’s opening Wednesday in Chicago’s booming Fulton Market district. McSpicy Chicken Sandwich from Hong Kong, anyone? The new location will feature a rotating menu of food served in McDonald’s restaurants around the world. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant is on the ground… read more

José Andrés Debuts Sustainable Seafood Restaurant in the Bahamas

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José Andrés is moving full steam ahead with his plan to change the world, and his latest restaurant project is evidence that he may start focusing on the environment: The chef recently announced the debut of his all-new restaurant on Paradise Island in the Bahamas called Fish by José Andrés, and the menu will highlight “sustainable… read more